Robot Builder's Bonanza

ISBN-10: 0071750363

ISBN-13: 9780071750363

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Gordon McComb, Myke Predko

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List price: $30.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
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.

Myke Predko is a New Product Test Engineer at Celestica in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he works with new electronic product designers, and the author of technical books. He has worked as a test engineer, product engineer, and manufacturing manager for some of the world’s largest computer manufacturers. He is author of Programming and Customizing the PIC Microcontroller 2/e, a comprehensive guide to the device covered by this book; Programming and Customizing the 8081 Microcontroller; The Handbook of Microcontrollers; PC Ph.D.; and PC Interfacing Pocket Reference. Mr. Predko has a patent pending related to an automated test for PC motherboards. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in electrical engineering.

The Art and Science of Robot Building
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Robotics
Anatomy of a Robot
Getting Parts
Robot Construction
Safety First (and Always)
Building Robot Bodies--the Basics
Mechanical Construction Techniques
Working with Wood
Build a Motorized Wooden Platform
Working with Plastic
Build a Motorized Plastic Platform
Working with Metal
Build a Motorized Metal Platform
Assembly Techniques
Rapid Prototyping Methods
Drafting Bots with Computer-Aided Design
Constructing High-Tech Robots from Toys
Building Bots from Found Parts
Power, Motors, and Locomotion
All about Batteries
Robot Power Systems
Moving Your Robot
Choosing the Right Motor
Using DC Motors
Using Servo Motors
Mounting Motors and Wheels
Robot Movement with Shape Memory Alloy
Hands-on Robotic Projects
Build Robots with Wheels and Tracks
Build Robots with Legs
Experimenting with Robotic Arms
Experimenting with Robotic Grippers
Robot Electronics
Building Robot Electronics--the Basics
Common Electronic Components for Robotics
Using Solderless Breadboards
Making Circuit Boards
Computers and Electronic Control
An Overview of Robot "Brains"
Understanding Microcontrollers
Programming Concepts: The Fundamentals
Microcontroller Brains
Using the Arduino
Using the PICAXE
Using the BASIC Stamp
Interfacing Hardware with Your Microcontroller or Computer
Remote Control Systems
Sensors, Navigation, and Feedback
Adding the Sense of Touch
Proximity and Distance Sensing
Robotic Eyes
Navigating Your Robot
Making and Listening to Sound
Interacting with Your Creation
Danger, Will Robinson
RBB Online Support
Internet Parts Sources
Mechanical Reference
Electronic Reference
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