Arduino Robot Bonanza

by: Gordon McComb


Abstract: Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots. "McComb hasn't missed a beat. It's an absolute winner!"—GeekDad, Wired.com Breathe life into the robots of your dreams—without advanced electronics or programming skills. ArduinoTM Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide starts with the Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical Tunebot, the remote-controlled Telebot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach! • Get started on the Arduino board and software • Build a microcontroller-based brain • Hook up high-tech sensors and controllers • Write and debug powerful Arduino apps • Navigate by walking, rolling, or slithering • Program your 'bot to react and explore on its own • Add remote control and wireless video • Generate sound effects and synthesized speech • Develop functional robot arms and grippers • Extend plans and add exciting features
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Title: Arduino Robot Bonanza

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2013 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071782777

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Gordon McComb is one of the world's leading authors on amateur and educational robotics. His bestselling book, Robot Builder's Bonanza, first published in 1987 and now in its fourth edition, is a renowned, widely read guide for the robot builder. Mr. McComb is also the author of 65 other books, plus thousands of magazine articles for such publications as Popular Science and Modern Electronics. For 13 years, he wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column on computers and technology, which reached several million readers nationwide.

Description: Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots. "McComb hasn't missed a beat. It's an absolute winner!"—GeekDad, Wired.com Breathe life into the robots of your dreams—without advanced electronics or programming skills. ArduinoTM Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide starts with the Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical Tunebot, the remote-controlled Telebot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach! • Get started on the Arduino board and software • Build a microcontroller-based brain • Hook up high-tech sensors and controllers • Write and debug powerful Arduino apps • Navigate by walking, rolling, or slithering • Program your 'bot to react and explore on its own • Add remote control and wireless video • Generate sound effects and synthesized speech • Develop functional robot arms and grippers • Extend plans and add exciting features