Robot Building For Dummies

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Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764540691
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/10/2003
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 497,608
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with Robotics.

Chapter 1: So, You Want to Build a Robot?

Chapter 2: Plotting a Path.

Chapter 3: Building Your First Robot.

Part II: Programmable Robot Prep.

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Robot Workshop.

Chapter 5: The Nuts and Bolts of Robot Building.

Chapter 6: A Programming Primer.

Part III: Building a Programmable Robot.

Chapter 7: Preparing to Build a Programmable Robot.

Chapter 8: From Whiskers to Wheels.

Chapter 9: If I Only Had a Brain.

Chapter 10: Introducing Your Robot to Your Computer.

Part IV: Augmenting Your Programmable Robot.

Chapter 11: Expanding Your Robot’s Universe.

Chapter 12: Making Your Robot See the Light.

Chapter 13: Some Like It Hot.

Chapter 14: Halt! Who Goes There?

Chapter 15: Yakety-Yak: Adding Speech to Your Robot.

Chapter 16: I See You.

Chapter 17: Controlling Your Robot from Afar.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Excellent Parts Suppliers.

Chapter 19: Ten Safety Pointers.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2004

    Don't waste your money on the book or the required $318 kit

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Sucks

    This book sucks, dont buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Awesome

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Bad

    Deffenitly bad

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    The best robot book is gordon mccomb's robot builders bonanza

    Its true

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Get this book

    Its so informative

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    I don't know what to do- PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

    I have always wanted my very own robot. But the other reviews are bad. What should I do? Thx. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2004

    A poor choice

    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.

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