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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots [NOOK Book]

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A real-world business book for the explosion of eBay entrepreneurs! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up an eBay business, and offers real-world advice on how to run that business on a day-to-day basis and maximize financial success. This book covers determining what...

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

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Overview

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

A real-world business book for the explosion of eBay entrepreneurs! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up an eBay business, and offers real-world advice on how to run that business on a day-to-day basis and maximize financial success. This book covers determining what kind of business to run, writing an action-oriented business plan, establishing an effective accounting system, setting up a home office, obtaining starting inventory, arranging initial funding, establishing an eBay presence, and arranging for automated post-auction management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789745484
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 10/3/2003
  • Series: Absolute Beginner's Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,221,008
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Gareth Branwyn is a well-known technology journalist and self-proclaimed "reluctant geek." He is writer and editor for Wired, ID and Esquire magazines, and has written many books on technology topics, including, Mosaic Quick Tour (the first World Wide Web book ever published), Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati, Jamming the Media: A Citizen's Guide, and The Happy Mutant Handbook. He also has contributed material to many technology books, including Que's Catalog of Tomorrow and The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog. He is Editor-in-chief, co-owner, and site designer of Street Tech (streettech.com). Gareth also contributed lyrics to Billy Idol's 1993 album Cyberpunk.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I Robot.edu 11
1 What's in a Name? 13
2 Robot Evolution 33
3 Robot's Rules of Order 61
4 Robot Anatomy Class 75
II Gettin' Dirty with it 111
5 The Right Tools for the Job 113
6 Acquiring Mad Robot Skills 147
7 Project 1: Coat Hanger Walker 185
8 Project 2: Mousey the Junkbot 227
9 Project 3: Building a DiscRover 263
III Resources 299
10 Robot Hardware and Software 301
11 Robot Books, Magazines, and Videos 319
12 Robots on the Web 333
Useful Bot-Building References 341
Glossary 345
Index 355
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