Build Your Own Combat Robot

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 6, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
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Create your own powerful battling robot from start to finish using this easy-to-follow manual. Robotics experts Pete Miles and Tom Carroll explain the science and technology behind robots, and show you what materials you need to build and program a robot for home, school, and competition.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Welcome to Competition Robots
1
Chapter 2 Getting Started
21
Chapter 3 Robot Locomotion
41
Chapter 4 Motor Selection and Performance
61
Chapter 5 Its All About Power
79
Getting Power to Your Wheels
103
Chapter 7 Controlling Your Motors
127
Chapter 8 Remotely Controlling Your Robot
157
Chapter 11 Autonomous Robots
239
Chapter 12 Robot Brains
259
Chapter 13 Robot Sumo
275
Lessons from Veteran Builders
305
Chapter 15 Afterword
329
Appendix A Prototyping Electronics
335
Appendix B Resources and References
343
Appendix C Helpful Formulas
355

Chapter 9 Robot Material and Construction Techniques
183
Chapter 10 Weapons Systems for Your Robot
203
Index
358
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