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Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels: Building Simple Robots with Beam Technologyby Dave Hrynkiw
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Create a cool robot from scratch--in just a few hours!
Ever wonder what to do with those discarded items in your junk drawer? Now you can use electronic parts from old Walkmans, spare remote controls, even paper clips to build your very own autonomous robots and gizmos. Get step-by-step instructions from the Junkbot masters for creating simple and fun self-guiding robots safely and easily using common and not-so-common objects from around the house--or within a quick shopping trip away. Using BEAM technology, ordinary tools, salvaged electronic bits, and the occasional dead toy, you'll be able to construct a solar-powered obstacle-avoiding device, engineer a mini-sumo-wrestling robot, build a motorized walking robot bug, and much more. So grab your screwdriver, raid that dumpster, and join the robot-building revolution!
A handbook for beginning-level robot builders, offering ten basic projects on building BEAM robots to help them get started. The projects increase in complexity and functionality, culminating with a basic walking robot project. There are photographs of robots at all levels of construction.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-344) and index.
From the publishers of BattleBots: The Official Guide comes this do-it-yourself guide to BEAM (Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics) robots. They're cheap, simple, and can be built by beginners in just a few hours, with help from this expert guide complete with full-color photos. Get ready for some dumpster-diving!
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Table of Contents
1: Welcome to the World of Simple Robotics!
3: Identifying Electronic Bits
5: Tools and Mechanical Assembly Techniques
7: Project 1: The Symet: An Introduction to Solar Powered Robotics
9: Project 3: The Herbie Photovore
11: Project 5: The BEAM Magbot Pendulum
13: Project 7: The BEAM Walking Robot
A: Resources for More BEAM Information
C: Technical Schematics Index