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Robot Builder's Bonanza

ISBN-10: 0071362967

ISBN-13: 9780071362962

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Gordon McComb

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Description:

This volume features fascinating science titbits, field-tested projects, and modular organization to make it easy to invent and build your own designs. It includes in this edition, remote control robots and LEGO technic-based robots.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 9/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Cathleen Shamieh is a high-tech writer with extensive engineering and consulting experience in the fields of medical electronics, speech processing, and telecommunications. Gordon McComb writes the Robotics Resources column for SERVO Magazine, the leading hobby electronics magazine in the US.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Robot Basics
The Robot Experimenter
Anatomy of a Robot
Tools and Supplies
Buying Parts
Common Electronic Components
Electronic Construction Techniques
Programming Concepts: The Fundamentals
Robot Construction
Building a Plastic Robot Platform
Building a Basic Wooden Platform
Building a Metal Platform
Constructing High Tech Robots from Toys
Build Custom LEGO-based Robots
Creating Functionoids with LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System
Programming the LEGO Mindstorms RCX: Advanced Methods
Power, Motors, and Locomotion
All About Batteries and Robot Power Supplies
Robot Locomotion Principles
Choosing the Right Motor for the Job
Working with DC Motors
Working with Stepper Motors
Working with Servo Motors
Practical Robotics Projects
Build a Roverbot
Build a Heavy-Duty Six-Legged Walking Robot
Advanced Locomotion Systems
An Overview of Arm Systems
Build a Revolute Coordinate Arm
Build a Polar Coordinate Arm
Experimenting with Gripper Designs
Computers and Electronic Control
An Overview of Robot "Brains"
Interfacing with Computers and Microcontrollers
Computer Control Via PC Printer Port
Using the Basic Stamp
Using the BasicX Microcontroller
Using the OOPic Microcontroller
Remote Control Systems
Sensors and Navigation
Adding the Sense of Touch
Collision Avoidance and Detection
Robotic Eyes
Navigating Through Space
Fire Detection Systems
Sound Output and Input
Experimenting with Tilt and Gravity Sensors
Tips, Tricks, and Tidbits for the Robot Expermenter
Further Reading
Sources
Robot Information on the Internet
Interfacing Logic Families and ICs
Reference
Index