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Robot Building For Dummies
     

Robot Building For Dummies

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by Roger Arrick
 

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Discover what robots can do and how they work

Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks

Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you'll

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Discover what robots can do and how they work

Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks

Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you'll gather some tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, and more.

The Dummies Way

• Explanations in plain English

• "Get in, get out" information

• Icons and other navigational aids

• Tear-out cheat sheet

• Top ten lists

• A dash of humor and fun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764540691
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/10/2003
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
544,761
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Roger Arrick is president and founder of Arrick Robotics, a maker of PC-based motion control systems for a variety of scientific applications. Robot building is his hobby and his passion.

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Robot Building For Dummies 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been into the hobby of robotics for many years now and have to say that 'THIS BOOK IS USELESS TO ANYONE HOPING TO BEGIN OR IMPROVE THEIR ROBOTICS SKILL SET'. I was given this book as a gift for my birthday and have to admit it was a wasted gift. The first half (3rd actually) of the book is based on pure beginner how to and info, fine. Through out the basic discussion of gear ratios , batteries and electronics are references to the Arobot kit and how it is mentioned later. In the second half (3rd actually) of the book, where Roger starts the high level discussion on robotics, all you do is construct the $235 - $318 robot kit that he sells on his web page. The most helpful information in the whole book came from the list of 10's section (the last 3rd) found in all dummies books. If it weren't a gift I would have gotten my money back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sucks, dont buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its true
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always wanted my very own robot. But the other reviews are bad. What should I do? Thx. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I decided to buy this book for my teenage son. In the process I read the book and it isn't worth the paper it's written on. The book was too vague and they want you to sink an extra 300$ into the kit. I returned it. Do Not Buy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deffenitly bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so informative