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THE BEST AND BIGGEST ROBOTICS BOOK ON THE BLOCK—NOW BETTER THAN EVER—SUPERCHARGED WITH TWO TOP ROBOTICS AUTHORS!

Thousands of robot hobbyists and robots grew up on the first two editions on this book. Now Gordon McComb has partnered with fellow robotics enthusiast Myke Predko, and together they've made this classic guide to building your very own robot more awesome than ever. Inside Robot Builder's Bonanza you'll find detailed plans for constructing robots that walk, see, feel, talk, listen, think and more!

Best of all, this book will make you want to build a robot; and show you how you can! Packed with enthusiasm, fascinating science tidbits, field-tested projects, and modular organization to make it easy to invent and build your own designs, this best-seller puts it all together for anyone with the slightest curiosity about this fascinating hobby. Projects vary in complexity so everyone from novices to advanced hobbyists will find something to inspire and advance robot plans.

Heavily illustrated, this book is the KING of amateur robotics. Take it home and start building robots today!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD A ROBOT!

Follow a plan or create your own design

  • Robot Basics
  • Parts and Tools
  • Practical Robotics Projects
  • Money-Saving Hacks
  • Construction Techniques: Plastic, Wood, & Metal
  • Computer and Electronic Control
  • Power, Motors, and Locomotion
  • Sensors and Navigation
  • Robot Programming
  • Tips, Tricks, and Tidbits
  • Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • List of Sources for Parts and Ideas

Fully Illustrated Plans for 99 Amazing Robots

NEW

  • 30 Completely New Projects!
  • Hundreds of Helpful New Illustrations
  • Customizability Added to Every Project
  • More Materials and Tools You Can Use to Build Your Robots
  • State-of-the-Art Advances
  • More Help with Microcontrollers for the Beginner
  • Developments in Remote Control
  • Advanced Locomotion
  • Information to Turn Toys into Automatons
  • High-Tech Sensors
  • Suggestions for Robotics Competitions and Competing
  • 75% Fewer Bad Jokes

Synopsis:

#1 ROBOTICS BOOK OF ALL TIME SUPER-CHARGED BY A FAMOUS NEW CO-AUTHOR AND UPDATED TO REFLECT STATE-OF-THE-ART ADVANCES

Everybody's favorite amateur robotics book is bolder and better than ever — and now features the field's grand master Myke Predko as the new author Author duo McComb and Predko bring their expertise to this fully-illustrated robotics bible to enhance the already incomparable content on how to build — and have a universe of fun — with robots. Projects vary in complexity so everyone from novices to advanced hobbyists will find something of interest.

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 30 completely new projects All projects have been revamped to be more customizable More visual — illustrations of the final product are right at the beginning of the chapter

Everything you need to build from plans provided or create your own designs:

* Robot Basics * Construction Techniques * Computer and Electronic Control * Power, Motors, and Locomotion * Practical Robotics Projects * Sensors and Navigation * Robot Programming * Tips, Tricks, and Tidbits

Synopsis:

#1 ROBOTICS BOOK OF ALL TIME SUPER-CHARGED BY A FAMOUS NEW CO-AUTHOR AND UPDATED TO REFLECT STATE-OF-THE-ART ADVANCES

Everybody's favorite amateur robotics book is bolder and better than ever — and now features the field's "grand master" Myke Predko as the new author! Author duo McComb and Predko bring their expertise to this fully-illustrated robotics "bible" to enhance the already incomparable content on how to build — and have a universe of fun — with robots. Projects vary in complexity so everyone from novices to advanced hobbyists will find something of interest.

NEW TO THIS

About the Author

Gordon McComb is an avid electronics hobbyist who has written for TAB Books for a number of years. He wrote the best-selling Troubleshooting and Repairing VCRs (now in its third edition), Gordon McComb's Gadgeteer's Goldmine, and Lasers, Ray Guns, and Light Cannons.

Myke Predko has 20 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of electronic circuits. An experienced author, Myke wrote McGraw-Hill's best-selling 123 Robotics Projects for the Evil Genius; 123 PIC Microcontroller Experiments for the Evil Genius, PIC Microcontroller Pocket Reference; Programming and Customizing PIC Microcontrollers, Second Edition; Programming Robot Controllers; and other books, and is the principal designer of both TAB Electronics Build Your Own Robot Kits.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Robot Basics

Chapter 1: The Robot Experimenter

Chapter 2: Anatomy of a Robot

Chapter 3: Structural Materials

Chapter 4: Buying Parts

Chapter 5: Electronic Components

Chapter 6: Tools

Chapter 7: Electronic Construction Techniques

Part 2: Robot Platform Construction

Chapter 8: Plastic Platforms

Chapter 9: Wooden Platforms

Chapter 10: Metal Platforms

Chapter 11: Hacking Toys

Part 3: Computers and Electronic Control

Chapter 12: An Overview of Robot "Brains"

Chapter 13: Programming Fundamentals

Chapter 14: Computer Peripherals

Chapter 15: The BASIC Stamp 2 Microcontroller

Chapter 16: Remote Control Systems

Part 4: Power, Motors, and Locomotion

Chapter 17: Batteries and Robot Power Supplies

Chapter 18: Principles of Robot Locomotion

Chapter 19: Choosing the Right Motor

Chapter 20: Working with DC Motors

Chapter 21: Working with Stepper Motors

Chapter 22: Working with Servo Motors

Part 5: Practical Robotics Projects

Chapter 23: Building a Roverbot

Chapter 24: Building a Heavy-Duty Six-Legged Walking Robot

Chapter 25: Advanced Robot Locomotion Systems

Chapter 26: Reaching Out with Robot Arms

Chapter 27: Building a Revolute Coordinate Arm

Chapter 28: Experimenting with Gripper Designs

Part 6: Sensors and Navigation

Chapter 29: The Sense of Touch

Chapter 30: Object Detection

Chapter 31: Sound Input and Output

Chapter 32: Robot Vision

Chapter 33: Navigation

Chapter 34: Fire Detection Systems

Chapter 35: Experimenting with Tilt and Gravity Sensors

Chapter 36: Home Robots and How Not to Chew Up Your Furniture

Part 7: Putting It All Together

Chapter 37: Robot Tasks, Operations, and Behaviors

Chapter 38: Integrating the Blocks

Chapter 39: Failure Analysis

Chapter 40: Setting Up Workshops, Demonstrations, and Competitions

Appendix A: Further Reading

Appendix B: Sources

Appendix C: Robot Information on the Internet

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071468930
Author:
Mccomb
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Author:
McComb, Gordon
Author:
Predko, Myke
Subject:
Robotics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Series:
Robot Builder's Bonanza
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
733
Dimensions:
9.18x7.41x1.56 in. 2.78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , #1 ROBOTICS BOOK OF ALL TIME SUPER-CHARGED BY A FAMOUS NEW CO-AUTHOR AND UPDATED TO REFLECT STATE-OF-THE-ART ADVANCES

Everybody's favorite amateur robotics book is bolder and better than ever — and now features the field's grand master Myke Predko as the new author Author duo McComb and Predko bring their expertise to this fully-illustrated robotics bible to enhance the already incomparable content on how to build — and have a universe of fun — with robots. Projects vary in complexity so everyone from novices to advanced hobbyists will find something of interest.

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 30 completely new projects All projects have been revamped to be more customizable More visual — illustrations of the final product are right at the beginning of the chapter

Everything you need to build from plans provided or create your own designs:

* Robot Basics * Construction Techniques * Computer and Electronic Control * Power, Motors, and Locomotion * Practical Robotics Projects * Sensors and Navigation * Robot Programming * Tips, Tricks, and Tidbits

"Synopsis" by , #1 ROBOTICS BOOK OF ALL TIME SUPER-CHARGED BY A FAMOUS NEW CO-AUTHOR AND UPDATED TO REFLECT STATE-OF-THE-ART ADVANCES

Everybody's favorite amateur robotics book is bolder and better than ever — and now features the field's "grand master" Myke Predko as the new author! Author duo McComb and Predko bring their expertise to this fully-illustrated robotics "bible" to enhance the already incomparable content on how to build — and have a universe of fun — with robots. Projects vary in complexity so everyone from novices to advanced hobbyists will find something of interest.

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