How to Build a Robot - Robot Building for Everyone!
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NEW! Learn Arduino Robotics the fun way with Arduino Robot Bonanza!
This is your robot ... with an Arduino brain!
Breathe life into the robots of your dreams—without advanced electronics or programming skills. Arduino Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts.
Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide starts with the Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical TuneBot, the remote-controlled TeleBot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach!
The projects in Arduino Robot Bonanza are designed to be reproducible using ordinary shop tools and average construction skills. There’s no cutting heavy metal or welding, and each of the six robots are constructed using parts that are commonly available. None of the projects rely on hard-to-find or surplus components.
While robot building can be an expensive endeavor, all six plans favor lower cost parts, and encourage re-use.
Arduino Robot Bonanza covers
- Get started on the Arduino board and software
- Learn about the various Arduino boards, and how to use them in your robots
- Hook up high-tech sensors and controllers
- Write and debug powerful Arduino apps
- Navigate by walking, rolling, or slithering
- Program your 'bot to react and explore on its own
- Add remote control and wireless video
- Generate sound effects and synthesized speech
- Develop functional robot arms and grippers
- Extend plans and add exciting features
At a glance
Arduino Robot Bonanza
By Gordon McComb
Published by McGraw-Hill/TAB
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About the author
Gordon McComb has written more than 65 books and thousands of magazine articles—more than a million copies of his books are in print, in more than a dozen languages. He’s has been called “The father of hobby robotics” by MAKE Magazine.
For 13 years, Gordon wrote a weekly nationally syndicated newspaper column on computers and technology, which reached several million readers worldwide. He’s a regular contributor to SERVO Magazine, and most recently completed seven years as writer of their popular Robotics Resources column.