Robot Builder's Bonanza (TAB Robotics)

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9780071413572: Robot Builder's Bonanza (TAB Robotics)

A major revision of the bestselling "bible" of amateur robotics building--packed with the latest in servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, Lego Mindstorms Kits, and other commercial kits.

Gives electronics hobbyists fully illustrated plans for 11 complete Robots, as well as all-new coverage of Robotix-based Robots, Lego Technic-based Robots, Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms, and Location and Motorized Systems with Servo Motors.

Features a pictures and parts list that accompany all projects, and material on using the BASIC Stamp and other microcontrollers.

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Everybody's favorite amateur robotics book is bigger, bolder, and better than ever!

Readers at Amazon say:

"It's not just good. It's greeaaaaaaaaaat! Awesome book."
"The projects are simple to build and give the beginner an excellent foundation in robotics."
"This is an excellent book for beginners. The author provides the pros and cons out of his own experiences."

*Robots that walk, see, feel, talk, listen, and think.
Remote-controlled robots and robots that find their own way.
A robotic arm and a robotic bug.
Robots made from toys, and robots controlled by computers.
Robots with "brains."

You can build them all from plans in this book, or design your own. Just look inside. This updated edition of Gordon McComb's best-selling Robot Builder's Bonanza features fascinating science tidbits, field-tested projects, and modular organization to make it easy to invent and build your own designs. Full appendices provide suggestions for further reading, Internet information sources, names and addresses for mail order supply companies, and help with interfacing logic families.

This heavily illustrated "bible" of amateur robotics is the best you can ever find. Take it home and start building robots today.

*Where to Get the Parts
*How Much They Cost
*Working with Plastic, Wood, & Metal
*Constructing the 'Bot
*Avoiding Common Mistakes

Fully Illustrated Plans for these Amazing Robots
Six-Legged Walking Robot
Lego Lightbots that Seek and Avoid Light
Polar coordinate robotic arm
Revolute coordinate robotic arm

*Lego Technic-Based Robots
*Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms
*Fixed and Mobile Systems with Servo Motors
*Using the Basic Stamp, BasicX, and Other Microcontrollers
*Remote Controlled Robots
*Infrared, Ultrasonic, Laser, and other High-Tech Sensors

"Gordon McComb is my favorite how-to author."
--a reader at Amazon

About the Author:

Gordon McComb (Oceanside, CA) is a freelance writer who has been working for TAB books for a number of years. Along with Robot Builders Bonanza, he is the author of Troubleshooting and Repairing VCRs, Third Edition, and Lasers, Ray Guns, and Light Cannons. He has also written a number of Word applications books for John Wiley.

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