Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots (Google eBook)

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Que Publishing, Sep 19, 2003 - Computers - 384 pages
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A real-world business book for the explosion of eBay entrepreneurs! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up an eBay business, and offers real-world advice on how to run that business on a day-to-day basis and maximize financial success. This book covers determining what kind of business to run, writing an action-oriented business plan, establishing an effective accounting system, setting up a home office, obtaining starting inventory, arranging initial funding, establishing an eBay presence, and arranging for automated post-auction management.

  

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The book is a little dated, but is still useful for basic information about how to build a simple robot, including VERY simple explanations of the technology behind robots.

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Its a nice book but how to get complete version of this book..
i mean it shows only first 15 pages what about remaining.?

Contents

Introduction
1
Robotedu
11
Whats in a Name?
13
Robot Evolution
33
Robots Rules of Order
61
Robot Anatomy Class
75
Gettin Dirty with it
111
The Right Tools for the job
113
Project 1 Coat Hanger Walker
185
Project 2 Mousey the Junkbot
227
Project 3 Building a DiscRover
263
Resources
299
Robot Hardware and Software
301
Robot Books Magazines and Videos
319
Robots on the Web
333
Copyright

Acquiring Mad Robot Skills
147

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Page 15 - a reprogrammable multi-functional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices, through variable programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks.
Page xiv - As the reader of this book, you are our most important critic and commentator. We value your opinion and want to know what we're doing right, what we could do better, what areas you'd like to see us publish in, and any other words of wisdom you're willing to pass our way.
Page 21 - A robot is infinitely more to be trusted than a human nursemaid. Robbie was constructed for only one purpose really— to be the companion of a little child. His entire 'mentality' has been created for the purpose.

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About the author (2003)

Gareth Branwyn is a well-known technology journalist and self-proclaimed "reluctant geek." He is writer and editor for Wired, ID and Esquire magazines, and has written many books on technology topics, including, Mosaic Quick Tour (the first World Wide Web book ever published), Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati, Jamming the Media: A Citizen's Guide, and The Happy Mutant Handbook. He also has contributed material to many technology books, including Que's Catalog of Tomorrow and The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog. He is Editor-in-chief, co-owner, and site designer of Street Tech (www.streettech.com). Gareth also contributed lyrics to Billy Idol's 1993 album Cyberpunk.

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