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123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius / Edition 1

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by Myke Predko, Michael Predko

ISBN-10: 0071413588

ISBN-13: 9780071413589

Pub. Date: 01/23/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing



If you enjoy tinkering in your workshop and have a fascination for robotics, you'll have hours of fun working through the 123 experiments found in this innovative project book.

More than just an enjoyable way to spend time, these exciting experiments also




If you enjoy tinkering in your workshop and have a fascination for robotics, you'll have hours of fun working through the 123 experiments found in this innovative project book.

More than just an enjoyable way to spend time, these exciting experiments also provide a solid grounding in robotics, electronics, and programming. Each experiment builds on the skills acquired in those before it so you develop a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts understanding of robotics -- from the ground up.

123 Robotics Projects for the Evil Genius --

* Introduces you to robotics, electronics, and programming for robotics step-by-step -- you don't need to be a science whiz to get started, but you will be when you have finished

* Vividly explains the science behind robots and the technologies needed to build them, including: Electronics;

Mechanical assembly; Motors and batteries; Programming and microcontrollers

* Shows how you can create simple robots and models using materials found around the house and workroom

* Requires only inexpensive, easily obtained parts and tools

* Provides a PCB (printed circuit board) that will make it easy to create the circuits used in this book as well as your own experiments

* Gives you directions for building a maze-solving robot, two different designs for a light-seeking robot, an artificial intelligence program that will respond to you, and much more

* Explains underlying principles and suggests other applications

* Supplies parts lists and program listings


Product Details

McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
Evil Genius Series
Edition description:
Printed Circuit Board Included
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.49(d)

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Table of Contents

Myke's Rules of Roboticsix
Section 1Introduction to Robots1
Experiment 1Toilet Paper Roll Mandroid2
Experiment 2Pipe Cleaner Insect5
Experiment 3LEGO Mobile Robots7
Experiment 4Cardboard Arm10
Section 2Robot Structures15
Experiment 5Cutting Plywood17
Experiment 6Strengthening Structures20
Experiment 7Finishing Wood22
Experiment 8A Gaggle of Glues24
Experiment 9Nuts and Bolts25
Experiment 10Soldering and Splicing Wires28
Experiment 11Assembling the Included PCB31
Section 3Basic Electrical Theory35
Experiment 12Electrical Circuits and Switches37
Experiment 13Electrical Circuits and Switches40
Experiment 14Voltage Measurement41
Experiment 15Resistors and Voltage Drops44
Experiment 16Current Measurement and Ohm's Law46
Experiment 17Kirchoff's Voltage Law and Series Loads48
Experiment 18Variable Resistors50
Experiment 19Kirchoff's Current Law and Parallel Loads53
Experiment 20Thevinin's Equivalency55
Experiment 21Power57
Experiment 22Batteries59
Section 4Magnetic Devices63
Experiment 23Electromagnets65
Experiment 24Relays67
Experiment 25Measuring the Earth's Magnetic Field69
Experiment 26Direct Current (DC) Motor71
Section 5Drivetrains75
Experiment 27Motor-Driven Crane77
Experiment 28Pulleys Added to Crane79
Experiment 29Switch DC Motor "H-Bridge"80
Experiment 30Differential Drive Robot Chassis82
Experiment 31Stepper Motors85
Experiment 32Muscle Wire88
Section 6Semiconductors91
Experiment 33Diodes93
Experiment 34Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)95
Experiment 35NPN Transistor and Two-LED Lighting Control97
Experiment 36Driving a Motor with a Transistor99
Experiment 37Bipolar PNP Transistor Motor Control102
Experiment 38Transistor Motor H-Bridge104
Section 7Our Friend, the 555 Chip107
Experiment 39Blinking LEDs109
Experiment 40555 Button Debounce112
Experiment 41R/C Servo Control114
Experiment 42Light-Seeking Robot117
Section 8Optoelectronics121
Experiment 43Different Color LEDs124
Experiment 44Changing an LED's Brightness126
Experiment 45Multisegment LEDs128
Experiment 46Optoisolator Lock and Key131
Experiment 47White/Black Surface Sensor133
Experiment 48Line-Following Robot135
Section 9Audio Electronics139
Experiment 49Buzzers141
Experiment 50Basic Transistor Oscillator Code Practice Tool143
Experiment 51Electronic Stethoscope145
Experiment 52Sound-Level Meter148
Section 10Digital Logic151
Experiment 53Basic Gate Operation153
Experiment 54CMOS Touch Switch155
Experiment 55Bipolar Transistor-Based TTL "NOT" Gate158
Experiment 56Sum of Product Circuits161
Experiment 57Common Logic Built from the NOR Gate163
Experiment 58XORs and Adders166
Experiment 59Pull-Ups/Pull-Downs168
Experiment 60Mickey Mouse Logic170
Section 11Power Supplies173
Experiment 61Zener Diodes175
Experiment 62Linear Power Supply177
Experiment 63Switch Mode Power Supply179
Section 12Sequential Logic Circuits183
Experiment 64RS Flip Flops185
Experiment 65Edge-Triggered Flip Flops187
Experiment 66Full D Flip Flop189
Experiment 67Flip Flop Reset191
Experiment 68Parallel Data193
Experiment 69Traffic Lights194
Experiment 70Shift Registers198
Experiment 71Christmas Decoration200
Experiment 72Random Movement Robot203
Experiment 73Counters205
Experiment 74Schmitt Trigger Inputs and Button Debounce207
Experiment 75PWM Generation209
Section 13Learning to Program Using the Parallax BASIC Stamp 2213
Experiment 76Loading BASIC Stamp Windows Editor Software on Your PC214
Experiment 77Connecting the PCB and BS2 to Your PC and Running Your First Application216
Experiment 78Saving Your Applications on Your PC218
Experiment 79The "Hello World!" Application Explained220
Experiment 80Variables and Data Types222
Experiment 81Number Data Formats224
Experiment 82ASCII Characters226
Experiment 83Variable Arrays228
Experiment 84Using Mathematical Operators in the Assignment Statement230
Experiment 85Creating Simple Program Loops232
Experiment 86Conditionally Looping233
Experiment 87"Power Off" Application235
Experiment 88Conditionally Executing Code236
Experiment 89Advanced Conditional Execution238
Experiment 90Using the "for" Loop in Your Application239
Experiment 91Saving Code Space Using Subroutines242
Section 14Interfacing Hardware to the BASIC Stamp 2247
Experiment 92Controlling an LED249
Experiment 93Cylon Eye250
Experiment 94Hitachi 44780-Controlled Liquid Crystal Display252
Experiment 95Musical Tone Output254
Experiment 96Electronic Dice256
Experiment 97Keypad Input257
Experiment 98Resistance Measurement259
Experiment 99PWM Analog Voltage Output261
Experiment 100R-2R Digital-to-Analog Converter262
Section 15Sensors265
Experiment 101bLiza, the Snarky Computer267
Experiment 102Multiple Seven-segment Displays271
Experiment 103RCtime Light Sensor273
Experiment 104Differential Light Sensors275
Experiment 105Sound Control278
Experiment 106Robot "Whiskers"280
Experiment 107IR Object Sensors283
Section 16Mobile Robots287
Experiment 108DC Motor Control Base with H-Bridge Drivers289
Experiment 109State Machine Programming292
Experiment 110Robot Moth Example294
Experiment 111Random Movement Explained296
Experiment 112Remote-Control Car Robot Base298
Experiment 113R/C Servo Setup300
Experiment 114Controlling Multiple Servos303
Experiment 115Robot Artist305
Experiment 116Parallax's "GUI-Bot" Programming Interface308
Experiment 117Stepper Motor Control311
Experiment 118Infrared Two-Way Communications314
Section 17Navigation319
Experiment 119Line-Following Robot321
Experiment 120Wall-Following Robot324
Experiment 121Ultrasonic Distance Measurement326
Experiment 122Hall Effect Compass330
Experiment 123NMEA GPS Interface332
PBASIC Reference335
About the Author357

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123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is a very helpful on robotics it first starts out on the basics and then move on to the advanced like programing and such.