Synopses & Reviews
CD-ROM CONTAINS COMPLETE PLANS FOR BUILDING A BATTLING ROBOT AND FAQs.
BUILD YOUR OWN METAL WARRIOR AND GET READY TO RUMBLE!
Heres everything you need to jump into the fascinating and fun world of fighting robots even if you dont have advanced electronic or engineering skills. The author, a five-year fighting bot and twenty-year bot veteran who has promoted robot combat events, offers priceless insider info covering everything from step-by-step guidance on constructing your first combat robot to the lowdown on the federations that sponsor or guide competitions.
Three different build reports make constructing your own battling robot simple even for first-timers. Youll learn everything you need to know about: Wiring Design Weapons Systems Speed Control Batteries Motors
Combat Robots Complete includes easy-to-use mathematical conversion tables to help you calculate variables such as distance, area, volume, temperature, energy, power, mass, force, speed, and angles. But Combat Robots Complete doesnt stop with construction details, the author also gives you valuable hard-to-find data on:
* The pros and cons of each type of robot design
* Model selection
* Competition including federations and their rules
The CD-ROM contains a step-by-step guide to creating your own battling robot plus hundreds of FAQs that tap into the authors years of experience.
PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIME ROBOT BUILDERS AS WELL AS MORE ADVANCED HOBBYISTS WHO WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF METAL BASHING METAL.
x Great for beginners who want to build their own battling robot but don't know where or how to start
x Explores the pros and cons of each type of robot design
x Covers every essential topic: wiring, modeling, design, weapon systems, and more
x Includes hard-to-find inside data on cost, federations, competition rules, choosing, ordering, and maintaining equipment, and FAQs
x CD-ROM contains a step-by-step guide for creating the robot, plus hundreds of robotic FAQs
This manual aims to cover everything you need to build your own battling robot, including information on wiring, modelling, design, weapon systems and more. It also presents data on cost, unions, rules, competing, choosing, ordering, using and maintaining much of the equipment.
A book and CD-Rom featuring guidance on building a fighting robots, aimed at beginners.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Electronics and Wiring
Chapter 2: Remote Controllers
Chapter 3: Reach for the Floor
Chapter 4: Speed Controllers
Chapter 5: Batteries
Chapter 6: Electric Motors
Chapter 7: Gears, Sprockets and Pulleys
Chapter 8: Axles, Bearings and Bushings
Chapter 9: Pneumatics
Chapter 10: Gas Engines
Chapter 11: Frame/Armor Material
Chapter 12: Weapon Systems
Chapter 13: Design Time
Chapter 14: Modeling
Chapter 15: Tools
Chapter 16: Fasteners
Chapter 17: Getting Parts and Sponsors
Chapter 18: Competing
Chapter 19: Project One: RAID ($100)
Chapter 20: Project Two: Six Million Dollar Mouse
Chapter 21: Project Three: Dagoth
Chapter 22: Tweaking
Appendix A: Do's and Don'ts
Appendix B: Conversion Factors
Appendix C: Information Tables
Appendix D: Web Sites
Appendix E: Further Reading
Frequenty Asked Questions