Robot Builder's Bonanza, Third Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 10, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 733 pages
The amateur robotics market is maturing every year

There are even several companies that cater specifically to the hobbyist and educational market. With the advent of such organisations as FIRST and KISS robotics, it is the perfect time to release a new and clearly improved version of our powerhouse RBB.

Key features

  • Covers LEGO to legged robot construction plans to provide a scope from the raw beginner to the intermediate/advanced reader
  • ALL projects are being revamped to be more usable, more customisable, and more visual -- with illustrations of the final product right at the beginning of the chapter
  • Eliminates the outdated or "out of tune" chapters that don't appeal to current robot audiences
  • UNPRECEDENTED author duo -- literally the two grand masters of the robotic world
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    I have read this book cover to cover and every word i have read helped me in alot of projects. At the very least this book helps with the design of any bot. If this book was not already so big i would say should add a section in about AI but everything short of AI it has.


    Part 2Robot Platform Construction
    Part 3Computers and Electronic Control
    Part 4Power Motors and Locomotion

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    About the author (2006)

    Gordon McComb is an avid electronics hobbyist who has written for TAB Books for a number of years. He wrote the best-selling Troubleshooting and Repairing VCRs (now in its third edition), Gordon McComb's Gadgeteer's Goldmine, and Lasers, Ray Guns, and Light Cannons.

    Myke Predko has 20 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of electronic circuits. An experienced author, Myke wrote McGraw-Hill's best-selling 123 Robotics Projects for the Evil Genius; 123 PIC Microcontroller Experiments for the Evil Genius, PIC Microcontroller Pocket Reference; Programming and Customizing PIC Microcontrollers, Second Edition; Programming Robot Controllers; and other books, and is the principal designer of both TAB Electronics Build Your Own Robot Kits.

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