Robot Builder's SourceBook: Over 2,500 Sources for Robot Parts / Edition 1
  • Robot Builder's SourceBook: Over 2,500 Sources for Robot Parts / Edition 1
  • Robot Builder's SourceBook: Over 2,500 Sources for Robot Parts / Edition 1

Robot Builder's SourceBook: Over 2,500 Sources for Robot Parts / Edition 1

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by Gordon McComb, McComb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071406859

ISBN-13: 9780071406857

Pub. Date: 08/15/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

EVERYTHING THE ROBOTICS HOBBYIST NEEDS TO LEARN — WHAT IT IS — WHERE TO GET IT — HOW TO GET STARTED

FROM THE AUTHOR OF ROBOT BUILDER’S BONANZA!

Fascinated by the world of robotics but don’t know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? Want

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EVERYTHING THE ROBOTICS HOBBYIST NEEDS TO LEARN — WHAT IT IS — WHERE TO GET IT — HOW TO GET STARTED

FROM THE AUTHOR OF ROBOT BUILDER’S BONANZA!

Fascinated by the world of robotics but don’t know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? Want the names, addresses, phone numbers, and web sites of companies that can supply the exact part, plan, kit, building material, programming language, operating system, computer system, or publication you’ve been searching for? Turn to Robot Builder’s Sourcebook – a unique clearinghouse of information for that will open 2500+ new doors and spark almost as many new ideas.

Written by Gordon McComb, author of the classic Robot Builder’s Bonanza, one of the most popular books ever written on amateur robotics, the Sourcebook lists over 2500 mail-order suppliers and other sources, including local-area businesses, cross-referenced and categorized to make your search quick and easy. You’ll find detailed information about the resources, including addresses and phone numbers: In short, everything you need to find – and acquire – common and uncommon robotics parts and supplies. In order to provide a true “robotics goldmine,” this one-of-a kind guide also includes:
* Dozens of informative “sidebars” to help you understand essential robotic technologies such as motor types, sensor design, and how to select the best materials
* Scores of relevant articles designed to fill-in informational gaps, stimulate thinking, and help you make the most of all the material the Sourcebook makes available to you

If you want to know where in the world of robotics you can find it . . . turn to the Sourcebook.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071406857
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Pages:
711
Sales rank:
1,262,086
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.48(d)

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Table of Contents

Introductionix
How to Use the Source Listingsxiii
Acknowledgementsxv
Actuators1
Actuators-Motion Products2
Actuators-Motors14
Actuators-Other38
Actuators-Pnuematic39
Actuators-Shape Memory Alloy42
Barcoding46
Batteries and Power51
Books62
Books-Electronics62
Books-Robotics63
Books-Technical64
Communications83
Communications-Infrared83
Communications-RF85
Competitions93
Competitions-Combat95
Competitions-Entrant98
Competitions-Maze100
Competitions-Other100
Competitions-Soccer & Ball Playing103
Competitions-Sumo104
Computers106
Computers-Data Acquisition106
Computers-I/O108
Computers-Single Board Computers113
Distributor/Wholesaler120
Distributor/Wholesaler-Industrial Electronics120
Distributor/Wholesaler-Other Components127
Electronics130
Electronics-Circuit Examples130
Electronics-Connectors135
Electronics-Display135
Electronics-Miscellaneous138
Electronics-Obsolete140
Electronics-PCB-Design141
Electronics-PCB-Production144
Electronics-Soldering147
Electronics-Sound & Music149
Electronics-Specialty154
Entertainment156
Entertainment-Art156
Entertainment-Books & Movies158
Fasteners163
Fests and Shows175
Internet177
Internet-Bulletin Board/Mailing List177
Internet-Calculators & Converters180
Internet-Edu/Government Labs181
Internet-Informational190
Internet-Links198
Internet-Personal Web Page202
Internet-Plans & Guides209
Internet-Research212
Internet-Search218
Internet-Usenet Newsgroups227
Internet-Web Ring231
Journals and Magazines234
Kits240
Kits-Electronic240
Kits-Robotic247
LEGO250
LEGO-General250
LEGO-Mindstorms252
Machine Framing259
Manufacturer266
Manufacturer-Components266
Manufacturer-Glues & Adhesives268
Manufacturer-Semiconductors270
Manufacturer-Tools278
Materials283
Materials-Fiberglass & Carbon Composites288
Materials-Foam292
Materials-Lighting297
Materials-Metal302
Materials-Other310
Materials-Paper and & Plastic Laminates317
Materials-Plastics320
Materials-Store Fixtures333
Materials-Transfer Film334
Microcontrollers339
Microcontrollers-Hardware339
Microcontrollers-Programming359
Microcontrollers-Software362
Motor Control366
Outside-of-the-Box380
Portal382
Portal-Other382
Portal-Programming383
Portal-Robotics384
Power Transmission387
Professional Societies405
Programming407
Programming-Examples407
Programming-Languages408
Programming-Platforms & Software412
Programming-Robotic Simulations413
Programming-Telerobotics415
Programming-Tutorial & How-to416
Radio Control418
Radio Control-Accessories427
Radio Control-Hardware428
Radio Control-Servo Control429
Radio Control-Servos432
Retail436
Retail-Armatures & Doll Parts438
Retail-Arts & Crafts440
Retail-Auctions447
Retail-Automotive Supplies450
Retail-Discount & Department451
Retail-Educational Supply454
Retail-General Electronics457
Retail-Hardware & Home Improvement477
Retail-Office Supplies481
Retail-Opticals & Lasers482
Retail-Other485
Retail-Other Electronics488
Retail-Other Materials490
Retail-Robotics Specialty493
Retail-Science500
Retail-Surplus Electronics508
Retail-Surplus Mechanical515
Retail-Train & Hobby519
Robots526
Robots-BEAM526
Robots-Educational528
Robots-Experimental530
Robots-Hobby & Kit530
Robots-Industrial/Research539
Robots-Personal543
Robots-Walking544
Sensors546
Sensors-Encoders551
Sensors-GPS557
Sensors-Optical562
Sensors-Other567
Sensors-RFID572
Sensors-Strain & Load Cells575
Sensors-Tilt & Accelerometer577
Sensors-Ultrasonic581
Supplies587
Supplies-Casting & Mold Making588
Supplies-Chemicals600
Supplies-Glues & Adhesives601
Supplies-Paints605
Test and Measurement607
Tools613
Tools-Accessories618
Tools-CNC619
Tools-Hand625
Tools-Machinery628
Tools-Power631
Tools-Preclsion & Miniature633
Toys638
Toys-Construction640
Toys-Electronics649
Toys-Robots649
User Groups653
Video660
Video-Cameras660
Video-Imagers667
Video-Programming & APIs668
Video-Transmitters670
Wheels and Casters672
Appendix AYellow Pages--First Line of Defense683
Company Reference689
Where to Find It707
About the Author712

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Robot Builder's SourceBook: Over 2,500 Sources for Robot Parts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, a source book of information and products of interest to robot builders. If you've ever entered an item in an internet search engine only to be rewarded with 40,000 finds you will appreciate the yeoman's work that Gordon McComb has done in culling through all this material. The Robot Builders Sourcebook is a valuable addition to the library of all robot builders. The source book doesn't confine itself to just a listing of sources but also earmarks sources that are especially useful. There also many introductory explanations of general robot topics, such as motors and sensors, and on some individual products, like the Basic Stamp and the BasicX microcontrollers. This definitely a worthwhile book, especially in conjunction with the "Robot Builder's Bonanaza" (also by Gordon McComb) and "Mobil Robots: Inspiration to Implementation".