Robot Building for Beginners / Edition 1

Robot Building for Beginners / Edition 1

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by David Cook
     
 

Learning robotics by yourself isnt easy, but it helps when the encouragement comes from an expert whos spent years in the field. Not only does author David Cook assist you in understanding the component parts of robot development, but he also presents valuable techniques that prepare you to make new discoveries on your own.

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Overview

Learning robotics by yourself isnt easy, but it helps when the encouragement comes from an expert whos spent years in the field. Not only does author David Cook assist you in understanding the component parts of robot development, but he also presents valuable techniques that prepare you to make new discoveries on your own.

Cook begins with the anatomy of a homemade robot and gives you the best advice on how to proceed successfully. General sources for tools and parts are provided in a consolidated list, and specific parts are recommended throughout the book. Also, basic safety precautions and essential measuring and numbering systems are promoted throughout.

Specific tools and parts covered include digital multimeters, motors, wheels, resistors, LEDs, photoresistors, transistors, chips, gears, nut drivers, batteries, and more. Robot Building for Beginners is an inspiring book that provides an essential base of practical knowledge for anyone getting started in amateur robotics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893115446
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/16/2002
Series:
Technology in Action Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Welcome Robot Inventor!1
Ch. 2Where to Obtain Tools and Parts17
Ch. 3Safety23
Ch. 4Digital Multimeter37
Ch. 5Numbers and Units63
Ch. 6Robot Line-Following75
Ch. 7Nine-Volt Batteries95
Ch. 8Clips and Test Leads111
Ch. 9Resistors123
Ch. 10LEDs135
Ch. 11Power On! Building and Testing a Power Indicator Circuit155
Ch. 12Solderless Prototyping175
Ch. 13Solderless Breadboard Setup199
Ch. 14Variable Resistors215
Ch. 15Comparators239
Ch. 16Transistor Switches259
Ch. 17DC Motors279
Ch. 18Adding Gearhead Motors321
Ch. 19Wheels333
Ch. 20Coupler353
Ch. 21Soldering Equipment377
Ch. 22Soldering and Connecting389
Ch. 23The Motherboard421
Ch. 24Body Building443
Ch. 25Launching the Line-Follower479
Ch. 26Encore503
Ch. 27Appendix537
Index547

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