Robot Builder's Bonanza, Third Edition

Robot Builder's Bonanza, Third Edition

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by Gordon McComb, Myke Predko
     
 

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The amateur robotics market is maturing every year

There are even several companies that cater specifically to the hobbyist and educational market. With the advent of such organisations as FIRST and KISS robotics, it is the perfect time to release a new and clearly improved version of our powerhouse RBB.

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    Overview

    The amateur robotics market is maturing every year

    There are even several companies that cater specifically to the hobbyist and educational market. With the advent of such organisations as FIRST and KISS robotics, it is the perfect time to release a new and clearly improved version of our powerhouse RBB.

    Key features

  • Covers LEGO to legged robot construction plans to provide a scope from the raw beginner to the intermediate/advanced reader
  • ALL projects are being revamped to be more usable, more customisable, and more visual -- with illustrations of the final product right at the beginning of the chapter
  • Eliminates the outdated or "out of tune" chapters that don't appeal to current robot audiences
  • UNPRECEDENTED author duo -- literally the two grand masters of the robotic world
  • Editorial Reviews

    Booknews
    A textbook for a senior-level engineering technology or introductory engineering course. Avoids lengthy mathematical derivations, but provides references and results using Mathcad, the fundamentals of which are explained in an appendix. Assumes a knowledge of basic communication circuits and systems, but no background in satellite communications. First published in 1989. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780071486989
    Publisher:
    McGraw-Hill Education
    Publication date:
    03/10/2006
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    733
    File size:
    33 MB
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    This product may take a few minutes to download.

    Meet the Author

    Gordon McComb is an avid electronics hobbyist who has written for TAB Books for a number of years. He wrote the best-selling Troubleshooting and Repairing VCRs (now in its third edition), Gordon McComb's Gadgeteer's Goldmine, and Lasers, Ray Guns, and Light Cannons.

    Myke Predko has 20 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of electronic circuits. An experienced author, Myke wrote McGraw-Hill's best-selling 123 Robotics Projects for the Evil Genius; 123 PIC Microcontroller Experiments for the Evil Genius, PIC Microcontroller Pocket Reference; Programming and Customizing PIC Microcontrollers, Second Edition; Programming Robot Controllers; and other books, and is the principal designer of both TAB Electronics Build Your Own Robot Kits.


    Myke Predko is an advisory engineer working on Intel server products test for Celestica in Toronto, Canada. He has worked as a test engineer, product engineer, manufacturing manager and new products introduction engineer as well as having been awarded four patents in the fields of processor design and product test.

    Mr. Predko is author of nine technical books including Programming and Customizing the PICmicro(R) Microcontroller, 2/e and PICmicro(R) Microcontroller Pocket Reference, two comprehensive guides to the device covered by this book along with Programming and Customizing the 8081 Microcontroller; The Handbook of Microcontrollers; PC Ph.D.; and PC Interfacing Pocket Reference.

    His interests include robotics and he was one of the designers for the TAB Electronics Build Your Own Robot Kit. Mr. Predko currently lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and two Siberian huskies.

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