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Always wanted to build a robot but didn’t know where to start? This user-friendly guide shows what robots can do, how they work, and more
Ready to enter the world of robotics? Then this book is for you! If you don’t know much about electronics, high-tech tools, or computer programming, that’s okay. If you can work with some basic tools (such as pliers, a screwdriver, and a cutting knife), have a computer and know your way around it, and want to make a robot, you’re in the right place. Robot Building For Dummies 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, and even making it talk.
In this hands-on guide that’s illustrated with step-by-step instructions and written in plain English, you get an overview of robotics and the tools, technology, and skills you need to become a robot builder. You’ll discover
The various approaches to robot building, such as building from scratch or starting with a kit
The mechanical parts of a robot and how they fit together
The components of an efficient workspace and how to set one up
Programming basics you need to enter and download commands into your robot
How to add a controller, which lets you download software programs to your robot
Using an editor program to connect to your robot
The importance of preparing the parts of a robot kit and then assembling the chassis, wheels, and sensor whiskers
The fun of making your robot functional by adding motion detection, light sensors, and more
How to troubleshoot common problems and fix them to save your robot’s life
Along the way, you'll gather tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts' groups, a list of parts suppliers, and all-important safety tips. As an added bonus, Robot Building For Dummies comes with rebates for your robot building kit – no more waiting, grab your copy and start building your robot today.
|Format:||Paperback / softback, 384 pages||Language:||English|
|Dimension:||187 x 20 x 234mm||ISBN10:||0764540696|
|Weight:||562g||ISBN13:||9780764540691||Publication Date:||26 Sep 2003||Publisher:||Wiley|
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