The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide

The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide

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Overview

The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide by Dave Prochnow

The Robosapien robot was one of the most popular hobbyist gifts of the 2004 holiday season, selling approximately 1.5 million units at major retail outlets. The brief manual accompanying the robot covered only basic movements and maneuvers -- the robot's real power and potential remain undiscovered by most owners -- until now! This is the official Robosapien guide -- endorsed by WowWee (the manufacturer) and Mark Tilden (the designer). This timely book covers all the possible design additions, programming possibilities, and "hacks" not found anyplace else.

Dave Prochnow is a frequent contributor to MacAddict, MAKE, Nuts and Volts, and SERVO Magazine, as well as the award-winning author of 25 nonfiction books including the best-selling Experiments with EPROMs. Dave also won the 2001 Maggie Award for the best how-to article in a consumer magazine. In collaboration with Mark Tilden, Dave has assembled the enormous selection of robot tips, programs, and hacks that are contained in The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide. You can learn more about this book and other robotics/electronics projects at Dave's website, www.pco2go.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071463096
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 08/31/2005
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Dave Prochnow is a frequent contributor to MacAddict, MAKE, Nuts and Volts, and SERVO Magazine, as well as the award-winning author of 25 nonfiction books including the best-selling Experiments with EPROMs. Dave also won the 2001 Maggie Award for the best how-to article in a consumer magazine. In collaboration with Mark Tilden, Dave has assembled the enormous selection of robot tips, programs, and hacks that are contained in The Official Robosapien Hacker's Guide. You can learn more about this book and other robotics/electronics projects at Dave's website, www.pco2go.com.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION: Nits in the Beard of the Creator

Chapter 1: Crack 'n Hack

Chapter 2: IR Makes Your Brown Eyes Red

Chapter 3: Pump You Up

Chapter 4: All of the Best Robots Have Digital Eyes

Chapter 5: I Can't Get 'em Up

Chapter 6: Shuffle Off to Buffalo

Chapter 7: Tanks for the Memories

Chapter 8: Get This Money Off My Back

Chapter 9: Vac Me Away

Chapter 10: Message in a Bot

Chapter 11: Twin Robot Brothers of a Human Father

Chapter 12: If I Only Had a Brain

EPILOGUE

APPENDIX A: SHARPLY DRESSED SAPIEN

APPENDIX B: FemBot IS A MALE NOUN, OR WHY GIRLS HATE ROBOTS

APPENDIX C: ROBOSAPIEN -- THE NEXT GENERATION

APPENDIX D: THINGS TO KNOW, PLACES TO GO

INDEX

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