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Publisher Comments:

Everybody's favorite amateur robotics book is bigger, bolder, and better than ever! This updated edition of Gordon McComb's best-selling Robot Builder's Bonanza features fascinating science tidbits, field-tested projects, and modular organization to make it easy to invent and build your own designs. Full appendices provide suggestions for further reading, Internet information sources, names and addresses for mail order supply companies, and help with interfacing logic families.

This heavily illustrated "bible" of amateur robotics is the best you can ever find. Take it home and start building robots today.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

  • Where to Get the Parts
  • How Much They Cost
  • Working with Plastic, Wood, & Metal
  • Constructing the 'Bot
  • Avoiding Common Mistakes

    Fully Illustrated Plans for these Amazing Robots
    Minibot
    Scooterbot
    Roverbot
    Six-Legged Walking Robot
    Pepbot
    Lego Lightbots that Seek and Avoid Light
    Polar coordinate robotic arm
    Revolute coordinate robotic arm
    More

    NEW IN THIS EDITION

  • Lego Technic-Based Robots
  • Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms
  • Fixed and Mobile Systems with Servo Motors
  • Using the Basic Stamp, BasicX, and Other Microcontrollers
  • Remote Controlled Robots
  • Infrared, Ultrasonic, Laser, and other High-Tech Sensors

  • Book News Annotation:

    Offers a modular approach and many easy and inexpensive robot experiments and projects. Explains how a robot is put together using commonly available parts, and gives directions for locomotion engineering, constructing robotic arms and hands, sensor design, remote control, adding sound, and computer control. This second edition is updated to reflect technological advances since 1987.
    Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Synopsis:

    This edition includes servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, Lego and other commercial kits. It also offers picture and parts lists to accompany all projects to provide the user with step-by-step instructions for robotics ideas.

    Synopsis:

    THE BEST AND BIGGEST ROBOTICS BOOK ON THE BLOCKNOW BETTER THAN EVERSUPERCHARGED 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.

    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, and 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 to the Third Edition:

    • 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:

    A major revision of the bestselling "bible" of amateur robotics building--packed with the latest in servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, Lego Mindstorms Kits, and other commercial kits.

    Gives electronics hobbyists fully illustrated plans for 11 complete Robots, as well as all-new coverage of Robotix-based Robots, Lego Technic-based Robots, Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms, and Location and Motorized Systems with Servo Motors.

    Features a pictures and parts list that accompany all projects, and material on using the BASIC Stamp and other microcontrollers.

    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:
    9780071362962
    Author:
    McComb, Gordon
    Publisher:
    McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
    Author:
    McComb, Gordon
    Author:
    Predko, Myke
    Location:
    New York
    Subject:
    Robotics
    Subject:
    Automation
    Copyright:
    Edition Number:
    </b></i><ul><li>30 c
    Edition Description:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Series:
    Tab Electronics
    Series Volume:
    034
    Publication Date:
    20060221
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Grade Level:
    Professional and scholarly
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    733
    Dimensions:
    9.20x7.38x1.12 in. 2.47 lbs.

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    Product details 733 pages MCGRAW HILL COMPANIES - English 9780071362962 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , This edition includes servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, Lego and other commercial kits. It also offers picture and parts lists to accompany all projects to provide the user with step-by-step instructions for robotics ideas.
    "Synopsis" by , THE BEST AND BIGGEST ROBOTICS BOOK ON THE BLOCKNOW BETTER THAN EVERSUPERCHARGED 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.

    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, and 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 to the Third Edition:

    • 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" by , A major revision of the bestselling "bible" of amateur robotics building--packed with the latest in servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, Lego Mindstorms Kits, and other commercial kits.

    Gives electronics hobbyists fully illustrated plans for 11 complete Robots, as well as all-new coverage of Robotix-based Robots, Lego Technic-based Robots, Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms, and Location and Motorized Systems with Servo Motors.

    Features a pictures and parts list that accompany all projects, and material on using the BASIC Stamp and other microcontrollers.

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