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Robot Building for Beginners, Second Editionby David Cook
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?I wrote this book because I love building robots. I want you to love building robots, too. It took me a while to learn about many of the tools and parts in amateur robotics. Perhaps by writing about my experiences, I can give you a head start. David Cook
Robot Building for Beginners, Second Edition is an update of David Cook's best-selling Robot Building for Beginners. This book continues its aim at teenagers and adults who have an avid interest in science and dream of building household explorers. No formal engineering education is assumed.
The robot described and built in this book is battery powered and about the size of a lunchbox. It is autonomous. That is, it isn?t remote controlled.
You?ll begin with some tools of the trade, and then work your way through prototyping, robot bodybuilding, and eventually soldering your own circuit boards. By the book's end, you will have a solid amateur base of understanding so that you can begin creating your own robots to vacuum your house or maybe even rule the world What you?ll learn How to build a robot from scratch Where to obtain parts and tools to get you started How to build the brain?the intelligence?using the motherboard How to create the body and become a Dr. Frankenstein How to get your robot moving and ruling Who this book is for
This book is aimed at teenagers and adults who have an avid interest in science and dream of building household explorers. No formal engineering education is assumed. Table of Contents Welcome Robot Inventor Where to Obtain Tools and PartsSafetyDigital MultimeterNumbers and UnitsRobot Line-FollowingNine-Volt BatteriesClips and Test LeadsResistorsLEDsPower On Solderless PrototypingSolderless Breadboard SetupVariable ResistorsComparatorsTransistor SwitchesDC MotorsAdding Gearhead MotorsWheelsCouplerSoldering EquipmentSoldering and ConnectingThe MotherboardBody BuildingLaunching the Line-FollowerEncoreAppendix
Robot Building for Beginners, Second Edition continues on the tradition and the sales success of original first edition. Written by David Cook, this book will get any hobbyist - from alpha geek to consumer hobbyist and explorer - started in building their own Robot.
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