Robot Builders Bonanza – Gordon McCOMB – 4th Edition


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Have fun while learning how to , construct, and use small robots! This richly illustrated guide offers everything you need to know to construct sophisticated, fully autonomous robots that can be programmed from your . Fully updated with the latest and techniques, Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Fourth Edition includes step-by-step plans that take you from building basic motorized platforms to giving the a brain–and teaching it to walk, talk, and obey commands.

This robot builder’s paradise is packed with more than 100 affordable projects, including 10 completely new robot designs. The projects are modular and can be to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable robots of all shapes and sizes. Mix and match the projects to develop your own unique creations. The only limit is your imagination!

New! online content at:

  • My First Robot tutorial lessons
  • Project parts finder
  • Animated, interactive learning tools
  • How-to videos, robot e-plans, bonus articles, links, and more
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Table of Contents

* Parts, materials, and tools
* Building motorized wooden, plastic, and metal platforms
* Rapid prototyping methods
* Drafting bots with computer-aided design
* Constructing high-tech robots from toys
* Building bots from found parts
* Power, motors, and locomotion
* Robots with wheels, tracks, and legs
* Constructing robotic arms and grippers
* Robot electronics and circuit making
* Computers and electronic control
* Microcontrollers--Arduino, PICAXE, and the BASIC stamp
* Remote control systems
* Sensors, navigation, and visual feedback
* Robot vision via proximity, light, and distance
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