This book offers everything the robotics hobbyist needs to learn - what it is - where to get it - how to get started - from the author of "Robot Builder's Bonanza!" Fascinated by the world of robotics but don't know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? Want the names, addresses, phone numbers, and web sites of companies that can supply the exact part, plan, kit, building material, programming language, operating system, computer system, or publication you've been searching for? Turn to "Robot Builder's Sourcebook" - a unique clearinghouse of information for that will open 2500+ new doors and spark almost as many new ideas.Written by Gordon McComb, author of the classic "Robot Builder's Bonanza", one of the most popular books ever written on amateur robotics, the Sourcebook lists over 2500 mail-order suppliers and other sources, including local-area businesses, cross-referenced and categorized to make your search quick and easy. You'll find detailed information about the resources, including addresses and phone numbers: in short, everything you need to find - and acquire - common and uncommon robotics parts and supplies.In order to provide a true "robotics goldmine," this one-of-a kind guide also includes: dozens of informative "sidebars" to help you understand essential robotic technologies such as motor types, sensor design, and how to select the best materials; scores of relevant articles designed to fill-in informational gaps, stimulate thinking, and help you make the most of all the material the sourcebook makes available to you. If you want to know where in the world of robotics you can find it...turn to the "Sourcebook".