Build Your Own Robot!

Build Your Own Robot!

by Karl Lunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568811020

ISBN-13: 9781568811024

Pub. Date: 03/15/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book, a compilation of articles from Karl Lunt's long-running column for Nuts & Volts magazine, is a must-read for all beginner and intermediate-level robotics enthusiasts. Written in a friendly, straightforward manner, it contains entertaining anecdotes as well as practical advice and instruction. The author's stories about his various robotics projects will

Overview

This book, a compilation of articles from Karl Lunt's long-running column for Nuts & Volts magazine, is a must-read for all beginner and intermediate-level robotics enthusiasts. Written in a friendly, straightforward manner, it contains entertaining anecdotes as well as practical advice and instruction. The author's stories about his various robotics projects will inspire you to try them yourself; and he shares his tips and code to help you. Possible projects range from transforming a TV remote control into a robot controller to building a robot from a drink cooler. You'll want to build them all; the author's enthusiasm for robotics is contagious!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568811024
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/15/2000
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.92(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introductionxvii
Part 1.Getting Started1
Inspiration and Implementation3
Your First 68hc 11 Microcontroller9
Allow Me to Introduce Huey19
The Basics of Hobby Robotics31
An Intro to 68hc 11 Firmware39
Part 2.Software49
My Tiny Forth Compiler51
A First Look at SBasic61
Remote Reloads with 811 bug71
The Ultimate PC Robot Tool91
Inside the 68hc 1199
Part 3.Electronics109
Quick and Easy 68hc 11 Expansion111
Introducing the BOTBoard121
A Simple DC Gearhead Motor Controller131
A Gel-cell Battery Charger for Cheap139
Build a Switcher with the MAX642 IC147
Try This Junk Box Switcher Supply155
Son of BOTBoard163
More (and More) LEDs171
Design of a Simple Line-following Array179
Stepper Motor Basics187
A First Look at the 68hc12195
Check Out This New 68hc12205
Part 4.Mechanics215
A Basic Robot Design217
And Now, Here's ... Max!225
Build an Open-frame Robot Body235
Adding an Encoder to a R/C Servo243
Part 5.Robotics Projects255
The Rapid Deployment Maze257
Build BYRD, a Back Yard Research Drone265
Rally 'Round the 'Bot, Boys!275
The Dead-Reckoning Event285
Hercules, My Smallest Robot295
My Marble Maze Machine303
Tackle-bot, a Backyard Explorer309
Try Your Hand at a Mini-Sumo Robot319
I Start on a Fire-fighting Robot329
Part 6.Adventures in Hacking345
Decoding a TV Remote Control347
Wiring Up an RF Modem Link357
A Dirt-Cheap 8051 Development System365
A Dirt-Cheap 8051 Development System, Part Two375
Hacking a 68302 Modem Board383
Hacking a 68302 Modem Board, Part Two391
The Ready-Set-Go Toy Truck399
Reworking the GameBoy411
Part 7.The 68hc11421
A Look At the SPI423
68hc11 Memory Expansion433
Part 8.Way Cool Robots445
A Visit to the MIT Campus447
Designing an Interactive Robot Display459
Deep-Sea Submersible Robots467
Cleaning up the Tennis Court475
Robot Soccer485
The Extremes of Hobby Robotics495
A Whole Lot of Robots503
Part 9.Sidelights515
The NCC Al-CDROM517
A Typical(?) SRS Meeting529
Some Powerful Software Tools541
Appendix A.Contacts559
Appendix B.Hobby Servo Mods563
Appendix C.Web Pages565
Index569

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