Robot Building For Dummies
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Discover what robots can do and how they work. Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks. Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you'll gather some titbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, and more. It features the "Dummies" way explanations in plain English. It includes: 'get in, get out" information; icons and other navigational aids; tear-out cheat sheet; top ten lists; and a dash of humour and fun.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 22mm | 598.74g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0764540696
  • 9780764540691
  • 294,727

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Discover what robots can do and how they work Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you'll gather some tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, and more. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and funshow more

About Roger Arrick

Roger Arrick is president and founder of Arrick Robotics, a maker of PC-based motion control systems for a variety of scientific applications. Robot building is his hobby and his passion.show more

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Getting Started with Robotics.Chapter 1: So, You Want to Build a Robot?Chapter 2: Plotting a Path.Chapter 3: Building Your First Robot.Part II: Programmable Robot Prep.Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Robot Workshop.Chapter 5: The Nuts and Bolts of Robot Building.Chapter 6: A Programming Primer.Part III: Building a Programmable Robot.Chapter 7: Preparing to Build a Programmable Robot.Chapter 8: From Whiskers to Wheels.Chapter 9: If I Only Had a Brain.Chapter 10: Introducing Your Robot to Your Computer.Part IV: Augmenting Your Programmable Robot.Chapter 11: Expanding Your Robot's Universe.Chapter 12: Making Your Robot See the Light.Chapter 13: Some Like It Hot.Chapter 14: Halt! Who Goes There?Chapter 15: Yakety-Yak: Adding Speech to Your Robot.Chapter 16: I See You.Chapter 17: Controlling Your Robot from Afar.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 18: Ten Excellent Parts Suppliers.Chapter 19: Ten Safety Pointers.Index.show more

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