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Amphibionics Build Your Own Reptilian Robot

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ISBN-10: 007141245X

ISBN-13: 9780071412452

Edition: 2003

Authors: Karl Williams

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* Step-by-step plans on building 4 different creatures--snake, frog, turtle, and alligator with walking and swimming ability * Tells you all you need for mechanical construction, programming, locomotion, remote control, and customization * Teaches mechanical construction, electronics, PIC programming, artificial intelligence, and software control * All are inexpensive to build with easy-to-find parts
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 363
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Introductionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Tools, Test Equipment, and Materialsp. 1
Test Equipmentp. 10
Construction Materialsp. 12
Summaryp. 15
Printed Circuit Board Fabricationp. 17
Summaryp. 22
Microcontrollers and PIC Programmingp. 25
Microcontrollersp. 25
PIC 16F84 MCUp. 26
PicBasic Pro Compilerp. 28
Software Installationp. 31
Compiling a Programp. 35
Using the EPIC Programmer to Program the PICp. 40
Testing the Controller Boardp. 44
MicroCode Studio Visual Integrated Development Environmentp. 45
Using a Programmer with MicroCode Studiop. 47
MicroCode Studio in Circuit Debuggerp. 48
Summaryp. 49
Frogbotic: Build Your Own Robotic Frogp. 51
Frogs and Toadsp. 51
Overview of the Frogbotic Projectp. 52
R/C Servo Motorsp. 54
Modifying Servos for Continuous Rotationp. 55
Controlling a Modified Servop. 66
Mechanical Construction of Frogboticp. 68
Assembling the Legsp. 77
Attaching the Legs to the Robot's Bodyp. 82
Fabricating the Servo Mountsp. 84
Constructing the Front Legsp. 90
Leg Position Sensorsp. 91
Wiring the Limit Switchesp. 91
Frogbotic's Main Controller Boardp. 94
Creating Frogbotic's Printed Circuit Boardp. 96
Fabricating the Power Connectorp. 98
Putting It All Togetherp. 100
Programming and Experiments with Frogboticp. 103
Serpentronic: Build Your Own Robotic Snakep. 117
Snakesp. 117
Overview of the Serpentronic Projectp. 119
Mechanical Construction of Serpentronicp. 120
Constructing the Body Sectionsp. 121
Constructing the Tail Sectionp. 130
Constructing the Headp. 132
Assembling the Snake's Mechanical Structurep. 137
Connecting the Body Sections, Tail, and Headp. 138
Serpentronic's Main Controller Boardp. 144
Creating the Main Controller Printed Circuit Boardp. 146
The Infrared Sensor Boardp. 148
Constructing the Infrared Sensor Circuit Boardp. 152
Calibrationp. 154
Mounting the Controller and Infrared Sensor Boardp. 155
Wiring the Robotp. 158
Programming and Experiments with Serpentronicp. 164
Motion Controlp. 171
Infrared Sensorp. 177
Summaryp. 188
Crocobot: Build Your Own Robotic Crocodilep. 191
Crocodiliansp. 191
Overview of the Crocobot Projectp. 193
Mechanical Construction of Crocobotp. 194
Constructing the Chassisp. 199
Constructing the Body Covers and Tail Sectionp. 202
Wiring the Limit Switchesp. 209
Constructing the Legsp. 211
Assembling the Legsp. 213
The Controller Circuit Boardp. 216
L298 Dual Full-Bridge Driverp. 218
Creating the Main Controller Printed Circuit Boardp. 222
Putting It All Togetherp. 226
Constructing the Remote Control Transmitterp. 228
PIC 16C71p. 232
Creating the Remote Control Printed Circuit Boardp. 234
Programming Crocobotp. 239
Turtletron: Build Your Own Robotic Turtlep. 271
Turtles and Tortoisesp. 271
Overview of the Turtletron Projectp. 272
The History of Robotic Turtlesp. 273
Mechanical Construction of Turtletronp. 275
Assembling the Gearboxes and Attaching the Wheelsp. 277
Electronicsp. 283
Ultrasonic Range Findingp. 286
The Remote Control Transmitterp. 298
Programming Turtletronp. 300
Testing the SRF04 Ultrasonic Rangerp. 308
Obstacle Avoidance Using the Ultrasonic Range Finderp. 313
Distance Measurement Using an Optical Shaft Encoderp. 325
Fabricating the Shaft Encoderp. 327
Room Mapping Using the Shaft Encoder and Ultrasonic Range Finderp. 334
Taking It Furtherp. 345
Frogboticp. 345
Serpentronicp. 346
Crocobotp. 346
Turtletronp. 347
Bibliographyp. 349
Indexp. 351
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