Robot Building for Beginners

Robot Building for Beginners

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by David Cook
     
 

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Learning Robotics by Yourself Isn't Easy. It helps when encouragement comes from someone who's been there. Not only does Robot Building for Beginners assist you in understanding the component parts of robot development, but it also prepares you with techniques to learn new discoveries on your own. Author David Cook begins with the anatomy of a homemade robot and gives…  See more details below

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Learning Robotics by Yourself Isn't Easy. It helps when encouragement comes from someone who's been there. Not only does Robot Building for Beginners assist you in understanding the component parts of robot development, but it also prepares you with techniques to learn new discoveries on your own. Author David 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, you'll learn basic safety precautions and essential numbering and measuring systems.

An in-depth analysis of digital multimeters gives you all the information you need to select and obtain this valuable tool for yourself. Other tools and parts covered include motors, wheels, resistors, wire strippers, needlenose pliers, tap and die, alligator clips, LEDs, solderless breadboards, soldering irons, heat-shrink tubing, photoresistors, transistors, chips, gears, nut drivers, screws, cut-off wheels, connectors, and batteries. Robot Building for Beginners is an inspiring book that provides basic, practical knowledge on getting started in amateur robotics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430227489
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2010
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
323,595
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

David Cook is an engineering manager at Motorola. He has 20 years of experience as a software developer, creating everything from award-winning computer games to mobile background-check applications for police. Self-taught in electronics and basic mechanics, David explains his years of robot experiences to the average backyard scientist in a comfortable and helpful manner, without scholarly intimidation. David hosts the popular robot site RobotRoom.com.

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Robot Building for Beginners 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Todd Newman More than 1 year ago
At first I knew nothing about robots! This book helped teach me step by step about robotics!
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