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Robot Building for Dummies
by Roger Arrick and Nancy Stevenson




Overview -

Always wanted to build a robot but didn't know where to start? This user-friendly guide shows what robots can do, how they work, and more

Ready to enter the world of robotics? Then this book is for you If you don't know much about electronics, high-tech tools, or computer programming, that's okay. If you can work with some basic tools (such as pliers, a screwdriver, and a cutting knife), have a computer and know your way around it, and want to make a robot, you're in the right place. Robot Building For Dummies 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, and even making it talk.

In this hands-on guide that's illustrated with step-by-step instructions and written in plain English, you get an overview of robotics and the tools, technology, and skills you need to become a robot builder. You'll discover

    The various approaches to robot building, such as building from scratch or starting with a kit

    The mechanical parts of a robot and how they fit together

    The components of an efficient workspace and how to set one up

    Programming basics you need to enter and download commands into your robot

    How to add a controller, which lets you download software programs to your robot

    Using an editor program to connect to your robot

    The importance of preparing the parts of a robot kit and then assembling the chassis, wheels, and sensor whiskers

    The fun of making your robot functional by adding motion detection, light sensors, and more

    How to troubleshoot common problems and fix them to save your robot's life

Along the way, you'll gather tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, a list of parts suppliers, and all-important safety tips. As an added bonus, Robot Building For Dummies comes with rebates for your robot building kit - no more waiting, grab your copy and start building your robot today.

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Overview

Always wanted to build a robot but didn't know where to start? This user-friendly guide shows what robots can do, how they work, and more

Ready to enter the world of robotics? Then this book is for you If you don't know much about electronics, high-tech tools, or computer programming, that's okay. If you can work with some basic tools (such as pliers, a screwdriver, and a cutting knife), have a computer and know your way around it, and want to make a robot, you're in the right place. Robot Building For Dummies 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, and even making it talk.

In this hands-on guide that's illustrated with step-by-step instructions and written in plain English, you get an overview of robotics and the tools, technology, and skills you need to become a robot builder. You'll discover

    The various approaches to robot building, such as building from scratch or starting with a kit

    The mechanical parts of a robot and how they fit together

    The components of an efficient workspace and how to set one up

    Programming basics you need to enter and download commands into your robot

    How to add a controller, which lets you download software programs to your robot

    Using an editor program to connect to your robot

    The importance of preparing the parts of a robot kit and then assembling the chassis, wheels, and sensor whiskers

    The fun of making your robot functional by adding motion detection, light sensors, and more

    How to troubleshoot common problems and fix them to save your robot's life

Along the way, you'll gather tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, a list of parts suppliers, and all-important safety tips. As an added bonus, Robot Building For Dummies comes with rebates for your robot building kit - no more waiting, grab your copy and start building your robot today.


 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764540691
  • ISBN-10: 0764540696
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • Publish Date: October 2003
  • Page Count: 359
  • Dimensions: 9.24 x 7.41 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.29 pounds

Series: For Dummies

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