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Robot building for beginners / David Cook.

Cook, David (David Alan), author. (Author).
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Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 629.892 COO (Text) 36803000987615 NONFICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1484213602
  • ISBN: 9781484213605
  • Physical Description: xxx, 458 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: [Berkeley, Calif.] : Apress, [2015]
  • Distributor: New York, NY : Distributed to the Book trade worldwide by Springer Science+Business Media, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: The book provides basic, practical knowledge on getting started in amateur robotics. There is a mix of content: from serious reference tables and descriptions to personal stories and humorous bits. The robot described and built in this book is battery powered and about the size of a lunch box. It is autonomous; that is, it isn't remote controlled. The book is broken up into small chapters, suitable for bedtime (or bathroom) reading. The characteristics and purposes of each major component (resistor, transistor, wire, and motor) are described, followed by a hands-on experiment to demonstrate. Not only does this help the reader to understand a particular piece, but it also prepares them with processes to learn new parts on their own. An appendix offers an introduction to 3D printing and parts of the robot can, as an alternative, be "printed" using a 3D printer. The master project of the book is a simple, entertaining, line-following robot.
Subject: Robots > Design and construction > Amateurs' manuals.
Robotics > Amateurs' manuals.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.

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