Arduino Robotics

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Apress, Jul 14, 2011 - Computers - 628 pages
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This book will show you how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. You'll learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors used in robotics. You also discover controller methods and failsafe methods, and learn how to apply them to your project. The book starts with basic robots and moves into more complex projects, including a GPS-enabled robot, a robotic lawn mower, a fighting bot, and even a DIY Segway-clone.

Introduction to the Arduino and other components needed for robotics Learn how to build motor controllers Build bots from simple line-following and bump-sensor bots to more complex robots that can mow your lawn, do battle, or even take you for a ride

Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.

What you’ll learn Basics of motor-control Basics of PCB design and fabrication R/C control and decoding Autonomous sensor guidance Frame building from various materials Instructions for a variety of robot designs Who this book is for

Electronics and robotics hobbyists and DIY builders.

Table of Contents The Basics Arduino for Robotics Let’s Get Moving Linus the Line-Bot Wally the Wall-Bot Making PCBs The Bug-Bot Explorer-Bot RoboBoat Lawn-Bot 400 The Seg-Bot The Battle-Bot Alternate Control
 

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A good book if you are looking to expand your knowledge of the arduino into controlling (relatively) autonomous devices. Although the back cover says you'll be OK with this if you're only a tinkerer ... Read full review

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Thanks.I am a new robot engineer and graduated from university recently! Usually, I will meet some problems on development and then share them with friends.

Contents

The Basics
1
Arduino for Robotics
51
Lets Get Moving
83
Linus the LineBot
119
Wally the WallBot
169
Making PCBs
203
The BugBot
257
ExplorerBot
295
RoboBoat
331
LawnBot 400
403
The SegBot
453
The BattleBot
513
Alternate Control
563
Index
581
Cover
ii
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About the author (2011)

JD is an electronics hobbyist, builder, and relentless tinkerer. As a child, he took apart everything he owned to figure out how it worked. Since then he has built many different projects ranging from anelectric fishing pole to a remote-controlled lawn mower, which was featured on the cover of MAKE magazine in April 2010. Having worked as a builder doing carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work for 8 years, his knowledge is founded in real world experience rather than textbook recitation.

In addition to building robots and remote controlled toys, he enjoys automating everyday tasks, blinking LEDs, designing and etching PCBs, and lots of random things in between. Much of his time has been spent researching, building, and testing various motor-controllers to make his bots move. As a self-proclaimed “poor man's roboticist,” he will always try to find the cheapest way to do something – usually by building it himself.

JD graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a degree in Business Management. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his beautiful wife Melissa and their growing flock of animals.

Josh Adams is a developer and architect with over nine years of professional experience building production-quality software and managing projects. Josh is Isotope Eleven's lead architect, and is responsible for overseeing architectural decisions and translating customer requirements into working software. Josh graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mathematics and Philosophy. When he's not working, Josh enjoys spending time with his family.

Harald Molle has been a computer engineer since 1984. He started his career by becoming a researcher at a university in the Southwest of Germany before cofounding an embedded systems company. Harald is also an expert SCUBA diver, a passion he is trying to combine with his work by developing a GPS-controlled robot to survey lakes. He is happily married to Jacqueline who knows that an interest in robotics requires substantial amounts of time. And he owns a cat.

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