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Robot Building for Dummies (For Dummies)

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ISBN13: 9780764540691
ISBN10: 0764540696
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Discover what robots can do and how they work

Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks

Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you’ll gather some tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts’ groups, and more.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Synopsis:

A robot is a programmable automatic device designed to perform functions normally ascribed to humans. There are two main types of robots: industrial and personal. Industrial robots are made for use in factory settings. The focus of this book will be personal robots.

Synopsis:

Most robot books focus on the details of building a robot from scratch, which includes a lot of drilling, soldering, etc, things that are really beyond most beginners and tend to frustrate them. In contrast, this book seeks to help readers achieve success quickly.

Synopsis:

Discover what robots can do and how they work

Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks

Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you'll gather some tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, and more.

The Dummies Way

* Explanations in plain English

* "Get in, get out" information

* Icons and other navigational aids

* Tear-out cheat sheet

* Top ten lists

* A dash of humor and fun

About the Author

Roger Arrick is president and founder of Arrick Robotics, a maker of PC-based motion control systems for a variety of scientific applications. Robot building is his hobby and his passion.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with Robotics.

Chapter 1: So, You Want to Build a Robot?

Chapter 2: Plotting a Path.

Chapter 3: Building Your First Robot.

Part II: Programmable Robot Prep.

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Robot Workshop.

Chapter 5: The Nuts and Bolts of Robot Building.

Chapter 6: A Programming Primer.

Part III: Building a Programmable Robot.

Chapter 7: Preparing to Build a Programmable Robot.

Chapter 8: From Whiskers to Wheels.

Chapter 9: If I Only Had a Brain.

Chapter 10: Introducing Your Robot to Your Computer.

Part IV: Augmenting Your Programmable Robot.

Chapter 11: Expanding Your Robot’s Universe.

Chapter 12: Making Your Robot See the Light.

Chapter 13: Some Like It Hot.

Chapter 14: Halt! Who Goes There?

Chapter 15: Yakety-Yak: Adding Speech to Your Robot.

Chapter 16: I See You.

Chapter 17: Controlling Your Robot from Afar.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Excellent Parts Suppliers.

Chapter 19: Ten Safety Pointers.

Index.

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dejirevo, May 29, 2008 (view all comments by dejirevo)
This book will greatly exposed you to the nitty-gritty of Robot building. It gives out the salient details that is neccessary building a Robot. i recommend it to anyone in the Robot business.
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David Alalibo, May 15, 2006 (view all comments by David Alalibo)
This book is of a truth, very good.I recommend it to you if you desire to be a good builder of robots.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780764540691
Author:
Arrick, Roger
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Stevenson, Nancy
Author:
ncy Stevenson
Author:
N/A
Location:
New York
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence-Robotics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Series Volume:
99/474
Publication Date:
20110509
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.24x7.41x.85 in. 1.29 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A robot is a programmable automatic device designed to perform functions normally ascribed to humans. There are two main types of robots: industrial and personal. Industrial robots are made for use in factory settings. The focus of this book will be personal robots.
"Synopsis" by , Most robot books focus on the details of building a robot from scratch, which includes a lot of drilling, soldering, etc, things that are really beyond most beginners and tend to frustrate them. In contrast, this book seeks to help readers achieve success quickly.
"Synopsis" by , Discover what robots can do and how they work

Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks

Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you'll gather some tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, and more.

The Dummies Way

* Explanations in plain English

* "Get in, get out" information

* Icons and other navigational aids

* Tear-out cheat sheet

* Top ten lists

* A dash of humor and fun

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