Combat Robots Complete: Everything You Need to Build, Compete and Win

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 311 pages
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CD-ROM CONTAINS COMPLETE PLANS FOR BUILDING A BATTLING ROBOT AND FAQs.

BUILD YOUR OWN METAL WARRIOR AND GET READY TO RUMBLE!

Here's everything you need to jump into the fascinating and fun world of fighting robots - even if you don't have advanced electronic or engineering skills. The author, a five-year fighting bot and twenty-year bot veteran who has promoted robot combat events, offers priceless "insider info" covering everything from step-by-step guidance on constructing your first combat robot to the lowdown on the federations that sponsor or guide competitions.

Three different "build reports" make constructing your own battling robot simple - even for first-timers. You'll learn everything you need to know about: Wiring - Design - Weapons Systems - Speed Control - Batteries - Motors Combat Robots Complete includes easy-to-use mathematical conversion tables to help you calculate variables such as distance, area, volume, temperature, energy, power, mass, force, speed, and angles. But "Combat Robots Complete" doesn't stop with construction details, the author also gives you valuable hard-to-find data on:


* The pros and cons of each type of robot design
* Model selection
* Cost
* Ordering
* Competition - including federations and their rules
* Maintenance

The CD-ROM contains a step-by-step guide to creating your own battling robot plus hundreds of FAQs that tap into the author's years of experience.

PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIME ROBOT BUILDERS AS WELL AS MORE ADVANCED HOBBYISTS WHO WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF METAL BASHING METAL.

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About the author (2003)

Chris Hannold has been involved in robotics for almost two decades. He is a well-known contributor to the BattleBot’s Builder’s Forum on the Internet where he sees hobbyists questions on a daily basis. Mr. Hannold and his team have competed in BattleBot’s, Robot Wars, Robotica, and local competitions. He also organizes and produces the NC Robot StreetFight (www.ncrsf.com) and is an active member of the East Coast Robot Alliance, South Eastern Combat Robotics, and the Society of Robotic Combat.

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