Robot Building for Beginners

Robot Building for Beginners

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a€œI 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.a€ a€”David Cook Robot Building for Beginners, Second Edition is an update of David Cooka€™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 isna€™t remote controlled. Youa€™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 booka€™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 youa€™ll learn How to build a robot from scratch Where to obtain parts and tools to get you started How to build the braina€”the intelligencea€”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 Parts Safety Digital Multimeter Numbers and Units Robot Line-Following Nine-Volt Batteries Clips and Test Leads Resistors LEDs Power On! Solderless Prototyping Solderless Breadboard Setup Variable Resistors Comparators Transistor Switches DC Motors Adding Gearhead Motors Wheels Coupler Soldering Equipment Soldering and Connecting The Motherboard Body Building Launching the Line-Follower Encore AppendixHerea#39;s a formula that allows you to determine the lowest value resistor you can use to protect an LED. You need to test your batterya#39;s voltage and test the LED in the multimetera#39;s diode mode. You need to look up the LEDa#39;s maximum forwardanbsp;...


Title:Robot Building for Beginners
Author: David Cook
Publisher:Apress - 2010-01-06
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