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Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition Paperback
by Gordon McComb. Edition Date:: 05/22/2011
The Bestselling Robotics Book--Now with New Projects and Online Tools!
"Amazing...should be required reading for any budding robot builder!" -GeekDad, Wired.com
Have fun while learning how to design, 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 computer. Fully updated with the latest technologies and techniques, Robot Builder's Bonanza, Fourth Edition includes step-by-step plans that take you from building basic motorized platforms to giving the machine 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 combined 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!
Robot Builder's Bonanza, Fourth Edition covers:
  • 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
New! FREE online content at:
www.robotoid.com
  • My First Robot tutorial lessons
    Project parts finder
    Animated, interactive learning tools
    How-to videos, robot e-plans, bonus articles, links, and more
Plus, go to:
www.mhprofessional.com/rbb4 for:
  • Downloadable programs
    RBB app notes
    Bonus chapters<
About the Author

Gordon McComb has written more than 60 books and thousands of magazine articles—more than a million copies of his books are in print, in more than a dozen languages. Gordon has been called "The father of hobby robotics" by MAKE Magazine. For 13 years, he wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column on computers, which reached several million readers worldwide. Gordon is still a regular contributor to 

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