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Build Your Own Combat Robot

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Experience the excitement of building your own champion battling bot!

Build a powerful and invincible robot--for full-blown competition or just for fun--using this authoritative robot resource. This team of experts gives you an inside look at the innovative new world of robotic combat, explaining the origins of the sport as well as all the elements that go into constructing a fighting robot. You'll learn technical basics from motors and wiring to locomotion, and read builders' true stories from the front lines of robot competition. Whether or not you're mechanically-minded, you'll find this book both entertaining and informative. Fully capturing the spirit of the sport, this detailed guide shows you how an imagination and a few bits of metal can start you on your way to constructing your own champion bot.

  • Plan, design, and build your own battling robot
  • Discover how electric motors work and choose the right type for your design
  • Learn about both wheeled and walking robots
  • Incorporate creative weapons and armor on your bot--learn the pros and cons of spinning hammers, jabbing spikes, buzzing saw blades, and more
  • Minimize radio interference--so you can effectively control your bot to do what you want, when you want
  • Understand what goes into building fully autonomous robots
  • Save money on parts and equipment by enlisting help from company sponsors
  • Read true stories from combat roboteers and learn which types of constructions work and which don't

Synopsis:

This title entertains and informs new robot enthusiasts while giving readers everything they'll need to know to create their own battling robot.

Synopsis:

Create your own powerful battling robot from start to finish using this easy-to-follow manual. Robotics experts Pete Miles and Tom Carroll explain the science and technology behind robots, and show you what materials you need to build and program a robot for home, school, and competition.

Table of Contents

1: Welcome to Competition Robots

2: Getting Started

3: Robot Locomotion

4: Motor Selection and Performance

5: It?s All About Power

6: Power Transmission: Getting Power to Your Wheels

7: Controlling Your Motors

8: Remotely Controlling Your Robot

9: Robot Material and Construction Techniques

10: Weapons Systems for Your Robot

11: Autonomous Robots

12: Robot Brains

13: Robot Sumo

14: Real-Life Robots: Lessons from Veteran Builders

15: Afterword

A: Prototyping Electronics

B: Resources and References

C: Helpful Formulas

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072194647
Introduction:
Wright, Cassidy
Author:
Wright, Cassidy
Introduction by:
Wright, Cassidy
Introduction:
Wright, Cassidy
Author:
Miles, Pete
Author:
Carroll, Tom
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Electronics - General
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Electronics - Circuits - General
Subject:
Robots
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Robots -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence-Robotics
Copyright:
Series:
Consumer
Series Volume:
181
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
11.03x8.32x.86 in. 2.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This title entertains and informs new robot enthusiasts while giving readers everything they'll need to know to create their own battling robot.
"Synopsis" by , Create your own powerful battling robot from start to finish using this easy-to-follow manual. Robotics experts Pete Miles and Tom Carroll explain the science and technology behind robots, and show you what materials you need to build and program a robot for home, school, and competition.
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