Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | February 27, 2014

Rene Denfeld: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Rene Denfeld



Describe your latest book. The Enchanted is a story narrated by a man on death row. The novel was inspired by my work as a death penalty... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Enchanted

    Rene Denfeld 9780062285508

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$39.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Artificial Intelligence- Robotics

More copies of this ISBN

Intermediate Robot Building

by

Intermediate Robot Building Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

For readers of Robot Building for Beginner (Apress, 2002 and 2009), welcome to the next level. Intermediate Robot Building, Second Edition offers you the kind of real-world knowledge that only renowned author David Cook can offer.

In this book, you?ll learn the value of a robot heartbeat and the purpose of the wavy lines in photocells. You?ll find out what electronic part you should sand. You?ll discover how a well-placed switch can help a robot avoid obstacles better than a pair of feelers. And you?ll avoid mistakes that can cause a capacitor to explode.

Want a robot that can explore rooms, follow lines, or battle opponents in mini-sumo? This book presents step-by-step instructions and circuit and part descriptions so that you can build the robot featured in the book or apply the modules to your own robot designs.

Finally, you?ll find the complete schematics for Roundabout, a room explorer that requires no programming and uses only off-the-shelf electronics. With Roundabout, you?ll use many of the same techniques used by professional robotics engineers, and you?ll experience many of the same challenges and joys they feel when a robot ?comes to life.? What you?ll learn How to build a robot from scratch Digital electronics and moderate machining How to use and integrate modern modules useful to all robots: power supplies, motor couplers, motor drivers (including H-bridges), opponent and obstacle detectors, and floor sensors. How to embrace and extend the base robot design How to use Roundabout, which operates with off-the-shelf brains, so that no programming is required How the additions of a microcontroller, configuration switches, and even a music module all come together as a final two-tier automaton showing a versatile Robot who is seemingly the master of its domain. Who this book is for

This book is aimed at intermediate builders: adults, college students, and advanced high school students. It requires background experience in electronics, at least to the extent covered by Robot Building for Beginners.

Because the hobby involves soldering, electricity, and light machining, the writing is targeted toward individuals with those capabilities.

The book has been referenced in a number of high school and college courses. Table of Contents Assembling a Modular Robot Comparing Two Types of Homemade Motor Couplers and Common Errors to Avoid Making a Fixture and Drilling Solid Rods for a Coupler Finishing the Solid-Rod Motor Coupler Building a Motor Inside a Wheel Understanding the Standards and Setup for Electronic Experiments Creating a Linear Voltage-Regulated Power Supply Making Robot Power Supply Improvements Driving Miss Motor Driving Mister Motor Creating an Infrared Modulated Obstacle, Opponent, and Wall Detector Fine-Tuning the Reflector Detector Roundabout Robot Test Driving Roundabout If I Only Had a Brain Building Roundabout's Daughterboard Adding the Floor Sensor Module Cooking Up Some Robot Stew

Product Details

ISBN:
9781430227540
Author:
Cook, David
Publisher:
Apress
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Hardware - General
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Robots -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence-Robotics
Edition Description:
New
Series:
Technology in Action
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
447
Dimensions:
9.20x7.50x1.10 in. 1.50 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Mechanisms & Mechanical Devices... New Hardcover $129.14

Related Subjects

» Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » Robotics

Intermediate Robot Building New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$39.99 In Stock
Product details 447 pages Apress - English 9781430227540 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.