Run, Roll, Fly: Arduino Bots and Tools 2014

Run, Roll, Fly: Arduino Bots and Tools 2014

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Quadcopters, desktop-sized Segway clones, tree-climbing bots, bots that draw, bots controlled with IR, bluetooth, and even your mind, and even a digital cane to help people without sight get around safely. These projects and more await you in Run, Roll, Fly: Arduino Bots, Tools, and Toys. JD Warren, the author of Arduino Robotics, walks you through how to construct an amazing set of robots and robotic gadgets that can do everything from impressing your office mates to making life easier for you or your friends. You even get instructions for building a tree-climbing bot from Ben Katz. You'll find detailed parts lists, assembly instructions, code, and explanations of how it all works together for every project.
What you'll learn * How to build bots controlled by IR, bluetooth, and even your mind * How to build a desktop version of the Segbot from Arduino Robotics * How to build a drawing bot * How to construct a digital cane to guide people without sight * How to create a sunlight and wireless controlled garage door opener with a web interface * How to make your own quadcopter with Arduino * How to build a tree-climbing robot Who this book is for Arduino and electronics enthusiasts and tinkerers, and anyone who wants to make something amazing and memorable.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Berkley, United States
  • English
  • 2014 ed.
  • 400 p.
  • 1430249560
  • 9781430249566

Table of contents

Bluetooth-bot: bluetooth control via PC and Android IR-bot: control using an IR helicopter remote Drawing-bot: using a servo-actuated pen Robotic arm: DIY gripper arm for any project Biped servo-bot: two-legged walking robot Digital cane: ultrasonic sensors with vibration motors to guide people without sight Quadcopter: 4-rotor self-balancing flying machine Brain-bot: Mind-controlled robot R/C Seg-bot: the big Seg-bot's little desktop-sized brother Open Saysame: automatic door opener using sunlight sensors, wireless manual control, and a web interface to view the current state Tree-climbing robot: multi-legged tree climber
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About John-David Warren

JD is an electronics hobbyist, builder, and relentless tinkerer. As a child, he took apart everything he owned to figure out how it worked. Since then he has built many different projects ranging from anelectric fishing pole to a remote-controlled lawn mower, which was featured on the cover of MAKE magazine in April 2010. Having worked as a builder doing carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work for 8 years, his knowledge is founded in real world experience rather than textbook recitation. In addition to building robots and remote controlled toys, he enjoys automating everyday tasks, blinking LEDs, designing and etching PCBs, and lots of random things in between. Much of his time has been spent researching, building, and testing various motor-controllers to make his bots move. As a self-proclaimed poor man's roboticist, he will always try to find the cheapest way to do something usually by building it himself. JD graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a degree in Business Management. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his beautiful wife Melissa and their growing flock of animals.
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