Learn the basics of modern robotics while building your own intelligent robot from scratch! You'll use inexpensive household materials to make the base for your robot, then add motors, power, wheels, and electronics.
But wait, it gets better: your creation is actually five robots in one! -- build your bot in stages, and add the features you want. Vary the functions to create a robot that's uniquely yours.
Mix and match features to make your own custom robot:
Flexible Motorized Base -- a playpen for all kinds of programming experiments
Obstacle Detector -- whiskers detect when your robot has bumped into things
Object Avoider -- ultrasonic sound lets your robot see what's in front of it
Infrared Remote Control -- command your robot from your easy chair
Line Follower -- use optics to navigate your bot; have races with other robot builders!
You will learn how switches, ultrasonics, infrared detectors, and optical sensors work. Install an Arduino microcontroller board and program your robot to avoid obstacles, provide feedback with lights and sound, and follow a tracking line. In this book you will combine multiple disciplines -- electronics, programming, and engineering -- to successfully build a multifunctional robot.
You'll discover how to:
construct a motorized base
set up an Arduino to function as the brain
use "whisker" switches to detect physical contact
avoid obstacles with ultrasonic sensors
teach your robot to judge distances
use a universal remote to control your robot
install and program a servo motor
respond to input with LEDs, buzzers, and tones
mount line-following sensors under your robot
And more. Everything is explained with lots and lots of full-color line drawings. No prior experience is necessary. You'll have fun while you learn a ton!
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