The Ultimate Palm Robot (Consumer)

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9780072228809: The Ultimate Palm Robot (Consumer)

Recorded too many addresses you'll never need? Can't remember how the make a question mark in Graffiti? Recycle your old handheld and build your own Palm-powered robot. Complete with proprietary software designed specially for Osborne to assist with robot operation.

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Got an old Palm lying around? This step-by-step guide shows how to turn it into a robot. Incuding proprietary software designed specially for Osborne, it allows hobbyists to have fun with their Palm robot once they've built it.

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No programming required--CD includes software

Now, anyone curious about robotics can inexpensively build and enjoy their very own robot using any Palm handheld for the brains. Originally developed by Carnegie Mellon University robotics department graduate students, this prototype has enjoyed a cult following among enthusiasts. Using software provided by the authors and this step-by-step guide, you can build and operate your own version of the same robot. Recycle your old handheld, or get someone else's for peanuts on eBay or at a flea market. Learn about parts, software, programming, games, robot resources, and much more from this exciting one-stop guide to Palm robots.

  • Build a functioning robot without knowing how to program
  • Transform any Palm OS model into an electronic companion
  • Get complete instructions on how to construct your robot using a kit or build it from scratch
  • Use drag-and-drop programming software from the included CD-ROM, then instruct your robot with the push of a button
  • Command your robot to do tricks, talk, follow moving objects, and more
  • Add sensors and other advanced tools to get more from your robot
  • Learn to program your robot using C/C++, Java, or other languages
  • Review available applications to make your robot perform all kinds of activities

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