Finally, a robots book for people who don't know the first thing about robotics! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Robots is well-written, inviting, and action-packed, with engaging ideas and fascinating factoids about robots and robot-related arts and sciences. You are led gently into the intimidating world of robotics, but nearly 400 pages later, you emerge with a respectable knowledge of robot history, the major fields and "schools" of robotics today, and the basic skills and resources needed to create hobby robots. By the end of the book, you will be the proud owner of three bots, the first two of which demonstrate key robotic principles. The third is a programmable/expandable robot, which serves as a platform for future experimentation. And best of all, these robots are built with simple to get and inexpensive parts - many of which you already have around the house!
Managing Mission-Critical Domains and DNS
Manage your organization’s naming architecture effectively, from the administrative/policy side right through to the technical DNS and nameserver implementations. This practical book takes you through the basics—the anatomies of domain names and DNS requests—and covers DNS and domain issues from a variety of...
Droid X: The Missing Manual
What gives you high-speed Internet access, runs thousands of
apps, lets you take high-resolution photos and HD videos (and
play them on a T V as well), gives you immediate access to information
about all your friends, family, and contacts, handles any email
you can throw at it, is a wizard at Facebook and other social networking...
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