The purpose of "Evil Genius" is to create an entertaining book made up of a series of projects that will explain electronics from static electricity (rubbing a balloon) to developing robots. The book will include the tools necessary for the reader to create the projects in the book at very little cost or inconvenience. The book will be divided into 19 sections, each one with two or more projects.The introduction to each section will take up two pages, as well as the "For Consideration" at the end. The section introduction and "For Consideration" will explain the history, theory, and parts in the section. Each project will use material readily available at "Radio Shack", "Wal-Mart", "Home Depot" and "Toys 'R Us". In some cases, the reader will have to go to Digi-Key or Jameco. It will also focus on using prebuilt components where ever possible along with using common chips instead of building circuits out of discrete components. The major sections are: start here; basic electronics; semiconductors; applied electronics; digital electronics; the PICmicro microcontroller and "C" programming language; games and applications; robot muscles; robot sensors; robot structures; and, sample robot applications.
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123 ROBOT EXPERIMENTS!123 STEPS NEEDED TO BRING OUT THE GENIUS IN EVERY BASEMENT HOBBYIST! If you enjoy tinkering in your workshop and have a fascination for robotics, you'll have hours of fun working through the 123 experiments found in this innovative project book. More than just an enjoyable way to spend time, these exciting experiments also provide a solid grounding in robotics, electronics, and programming. Each experiment builds on the skills acquired in those before it so you develop a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts understanding of robotics -- from the ground up. 123 Robotics Projects for the Evil Genius --
Myke Predko is a New Technologies Test Engineer at Celestica in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's Programming and Customizing PICMicro Microcontrollers, Second Edition, and is the principal designer of the TAB Electronics Sumo-Bot.
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