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Robot Builder The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

Robot Builder The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots




Language : English|
Type : epub | Size : 48.51 MB



Descirption: Absolutely no experience needed! Learn robotbuilding from the ground up, hands-on, in full color!
Love robots? Start building them.It's way easier than you ever imagined!
John Baichtal has helped thousands of peopleget started with robotics. He knows what beginners need to know. Heknows your questions. He knows where you might need extra help.Now, he's brought together this practical knowledge in oneincredibly easy tutorial.
Hundreds of full-color photos guide youthrough every step, every skill. You'll start simple,as you build a working robot in the very first chapter. Then,you'll grow your skills to expert-level: powering motors,configuring sensors, constructing a chassis, even programminglow-cost Arduino microcontrollers.
You'll learn hands-on, through realstep-by-step projects.and go straight to the cutting-edgewith in-depth sidebars. Wondering just how much you can really do?Baichtal shows you 30 incredible robots built by people justlike you!
John Baichtal's books about toys,tools, robots, and hobby electronics include Hack This: 24Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement;Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms NXT2.0; Arduino for Beginners; MAKE: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE (as coauthor); and the forthcomingBuilding Your Own Drones: The Beginner's Guide to UAVs andROVs. A founding member of the pioneering Twin Cities Makerhackerspace, he got his start writing for Wired'slegendary GeekDad blog, and for DIYer bible MAKEMagazine.
Make your robots move with motors andwheels
Build solar-powered robots that workwithout batteries
Control robots via Wi-Fi, radio, or evenacross the Internet
Program robots to respond to sensorinputs
Use your standard TV remote to controlyour robots
Create robots that detect intruders andshoot them with Nerf® darts
Grab and carry objects using claws andgrippers
Build water-borne robots that float,submerge, and "swim"
Create "artbots" that paint ordraw original artworks
Enable your robots to send text messageswhen they take specific actions
Discover today's new generation ofhobbyist-friendly robotics kits
Organize your ultimaterobot-builder's toolbox
Master simple safety routines that protectyou whatever you're building




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