Robot Builder's Bonanza

Robot Builder's Bonanza

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The amateur robotics market is maturing every year There are even several companies that cater specifically to the hobbyist and educational market. With the advent of such organisations as FIRST and KISS robotics, it is the perfect time to release a new and clearly improved version of our powerhouse RBB. Key features Covers LEGO to legged robot construction plans to provide a scope from the raw beginner to the intermediate/advanced reader ALL projects are being revamped to be more usable, more customisable, and more visual -- with illustrations of the final product right at the beginning of the chapter Eliminates the outdated or "out of tune" chapters that don't appeal to current robot audiences UNPRECEDENTED author duo -- literally the two grand masters of the robotic world

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  • Paperback | 733 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 26mm | 1,301.8g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • ill
  • 0071468935
  • 9780071468930
  • 486,968

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THE BEST AND BIGGEST ROBOTICS BOOK ON THE BLOCK--NOW BETTER THAN EVER--SUPERCHARGED WITH TWO TOP ROBOTICS AUTHORS!Thousands of robot hobbyists -- and robots -- grew up on the first two editions on this book. Now Gordon McComb has partnered with fellow robotics enthusiast Myke Predko -- and together they've made this classic guide to building your very own robot more awesome than ever. Inside "Robot Builder's Bonanza" you'll find detailed plans for constructing robots that walk, see, feel, talk, listen, think -- and more!Best of all, this book will make you want to build a robot -- and show you how you can! Packed with enthusiasm, fascinating science tidbits, field-tested projects, and modular organization to make it easy to invent and build your own designs, this best-seller puts it all together for anyone with the slightest curiosity about this fascinating hobby. Projects vary in complexity so everyone from novices to advanced hobbyists will find something to inspire and advance robot plans.EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD A ROBOT! Follow a plan or create your own designRobot BasicsParts and ToolsPractical Robotics ProjectsMoney-Saving HacksConstruction Techniques: Plastic, Wood, & Metal Computer and Electronic ControlPower, Motors, and LocomotionSensors and NavigationRobot ProgrammingTips, Tricks, and TidbitsAvoiding Common MistakesList of Sources for Parts and IdeasFULLY ILLUSTRATED PLANS FOR 99 AMAZING ROBOTS NEW to the Third Edition: 30 Completely New Projects!Hundreds of Helpful New IllustrationsCustomizability Added to Every ProjectMore Materials and Tools You Can Use to Build Your RobotsState-of-the-Art AdvancesMore Help with Microcontrollers for the BeginnerDevelopments in Remote ControlAdvanced LocomotionInformation to Turn Toys into AutomatonsHigh-Tech SensorsSuggestions for Robotics Competitions and Competing75% Fewer Bad Jokes

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About Gordon McComb

Gordon McComb is an avid electronics hobbyist who has written for TAB Books for a number of years. He wrote the best-selling Troubleshooting and Repairing VCRs (now in its third edition), Gordon McComb's Gadgeteer's Goldmine, and Lasers, Ray Guns, and Light Cannons. Myke Predko has 20 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of electronic circuits. An experienced author, Myke wrote McGraw-Hill's best-selling 123 Robotics Projects for the Evil Genius; 123 PIC Microcontroller Experiments for the Evil Genius, PIC Microcontroller Pocket Reference; Programming and Customizing PIC Microcontrollers, Second Edition; Programming Robot Controllers; and other books, and is the principal designer of both TAB Electronics Build Your Own Robot Kits.

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