Intermediate Robot Building
In this book, you'll learn the value of a robot heartbeat and the purpose of the wavy lines in photocells. You'll find out what electronic part you should sand. You'll discover how a well-placed switch can help a robot avoid obstacles better than a pair of feelers. And you'll avoid mistakes that can cause a capacitor to explode.
Want a robot that can explore rooms, follow lines, or battle opponents in mini-sumo? This book presents step-by-step instructions and circuit and part descriptions so that you can build the robot featured in the book or apply the modules to your own robot designs.
Finally, you'll find the complete schematics for Roundabout, a room explorer that requires no programming and uses only off-the-shelf electronics. With Roundabout, you'll use many of the same techniques used by professional robotics engineers, and you'll experience many of the same challenges and joys they feel when a robot "comes to life."
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 178 x 254 x 27.94mm | 888g
- 31 May 2010
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
- Berlin, Germany
- 2nd ed.
- 480 p.
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17 Oct 2011
02 Nov 2010
08 Jan 2010
28 Feb 2014
31 May 2010
27 Apr 2018
Table of contents
Comparing Two Types of Homemade Motor Couplers and Common Errors to Avoid
Making a Fixture and Drilling Solid Rods for a Coupler
Finishing the Solid-Rod Motor Coupler
Building a Motor Inside a Wheel
Understanding the Standards and Setup for Electronic Experiments
Creating a Linear Voltage-Regulated Power Supply
Making Robot Power Supply Improvements
Driving Miss Motor
Driving Mister Motor
Creating an Infrared Modulated Obstacle, Opponent, and Wall Detector
Fine-Tuning the Reflector Detector
Test Driving Roundabout
If I Only Had a Brain
Building Roundabout's Daughterboard
Adding the Floor Sensor Module
Cooking Up Some Robot Stew
About David Cook