Library Journal : The author of The Robot Builder's Sourcebook ... offers a series of easy-to-do projects ranging from adapting common toys to walking robots to giving your robot sound capabilities. He includes new information on LEGO(R) Mindstorms(tm), microcontrollers, robotics programming, and other technological developments. For learning the various components of putting together a robot, this is a great guide, and of course, as one would expect from the author, there are many useful resources listed.
A major revision of the bestselling "bible" of amateur robotics building--packed with the latest in servo motor technology, microcontrolled robots, remote control, Lego Mindstorms Kits, and other commercial kits.
Gives electronics hobbyists fully illustrated plans for 11 complete Robots, as well as all-new coverage of Robotix-based Robots, Lego Technic-based Robots, Functionoids with Lego Mindstorms, and Location and Motorized Systems with Servo Motors.
Features a pictures and parts list that accompany all projects, and material on using the BASIC Stamp and other microcontrollers.
About the Author
Amateur guide to robotics, with science tidbits, field-tested projects, and modular organization. Also contains full appendices that provide suggestions for further reading, Internet information sources, names and addresses for mail order supply companies, and more. Softcover. DLC: Robotics.
You can build them all from plans in this book, or design your own. Just look inside. This updated edition of Gordon McComb's best-selling Robot Builder's Bonanza features fascinating science tidbits, field-tested projects, and modular organization to make it easy to invent and build your own designs. Full appendices provide suggestions for further reading, Internet information sources, names and addresses for mail order supply companies, and help with interfacing logic families.
Gordon McComb (Oceanside, CA) is a freelance writer and author of Troubleshooting and Repairing VCRs, 3/e and Lasers, Ray Guns, and Light Cannons.