Building robot drive trains

Author: Dennis Clark
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
ISBN: 0071408509
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

* Explains the basics of robot locomotion * Overviews motor types * Discusses using DC motors, stepper motors, and RC servo motors * Covers distance feedback, electronics interfacing, and wheels and treads

Combat Robots Complete

Author: Chris Hannold
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071408886
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This manual aims to cover everything you need to build your own battling robot, including information on wiring, modelling, design, weapon systems and more. It also presents data on cost, unions, rules, competing, choosing, ordering, using and maintaining much of the equipment.

Programming robot controllers

Author: Myke Predko
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
ISBN: 0071408517
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Great for the advanced beginner or intermediate level robot hobbyists, this guide details the PICmicro( controller and includes specifics on designing the robot system, software development, and advanced programming.

Build Your Own Combat Robot

Author: Pete Miles
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780072228441
Release Date: 2002-12-06
Genre: Computers

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.

Amphibionics

Author: Karl Williams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071429214
Release Date: 2003-04-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This work provides the hobbyist with detailed mechanical, electronic, and PIC microcontroller knowledge needed to build and program a snake, frog, turtle, and alligator robots. It focuses on the construction of each robot in detail, and then explores the world of slithering, jumping, swimming, and walking robots, and the artificial intelligence needed with these platforms.

Insectronics

Author: Karl Williams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071412417
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This volume explains how to build a six-legged robot that walks and responds to its environment using state-of-the-art technology and advanced artificial intelligence. The book discusses mechanical construction, electronics, PIC programming, use of sensors and robot-intelligence routines. A software chapter includes routines to co-ordinate the servos for walking, monitoring the sensors and the output and control of sound and light. The book ends with a special section on how readers might experiment to evolve the robot further and make it their own.

Robot Builder s Sourcebook

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071406859
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

* A much-needed clearinghouse for information on amateur and educational robotics, containing over 2,500 listings of robot suppliers, including mail order and local area businesses * Contains resources for both common and hard-to-find parts and supplies * Features dozens of "sidebars" to clarify essential robotics technologies * Provides original articles on various robot-building topics

Robot Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Illustrated

Author: Paul Sandin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071429283
Release Date: 2003-05-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

* Covers virtually everything related to mobile robots--destined to become THE definitive work on robot mechanisms * Discusses the manipulators, grippers, and mechanical sensors used in mobile robotics * Includes never before compiled material on high-mobility suspension and drivetrains * Motor control section is written for those who don't have an advanced electrical understanding * A must read for anyone interested in the field of high-mobility vehicles

Combat Robot Weapons

Author: Chris Hannold
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071422005
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

ABOUT THE CD: The CD-ROM contains CAD and rendering software, CAD models, robot fighting videos and printable tables filled with useful information for all robot builders. Rhino3D is a computer aided design (CAD) program and provides the tools to accurately model your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing. (Evaluation version) Flamingo is a raytracing program that provides photometrically accurate images with reflections, refraction, diffusion, translucency, transparency, color bleeding, shadows, depth of field, depth attenuation, ClearFinish(TM), and indirect lighting. (Evaluation version) The robot fighting videos are some of the best fight clips available from the NC Robot StreetFight. The CAD models include a full representation of Dagoth, the thirty pound bot constructed in Combat Robots Complete. This particular model shows Dagoth's upgrade plans from a wedge bot with spike to a vertical spinner bot with a secondary wedge.

Robot Builders Bonanza

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
ISBN: 1260135012
Release Date: 2018-12-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The bestselling guide to robot building—fully updated for the latest technologies Learn to build fun and interesting robots—from kits, pre-made parts, or from scratch—using the hands-on information contained in this practical guide. The book clearly explains the essential hardware, circuits, and brains and contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step plans for low-cost, cool robotics projects. Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Fifth Edition contains more than 30 new projects for hobbyists of all ages and skill levels. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable custom robots. Along the way, you will discover the wonders of mechanical design, electronics, and computer programming. Who knew learning could be so fun! •Includes working robot plans for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and BBC micro:bit •Online content includes source code and extended project plans •Written by a dedicated hobbyist, robotics expert, and experienced author

Designing Great Data Products

Author: Jeremy Howard
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449333683
Release Date: 2012-03-23
Genre: Computers

In the past few years, we’ve seen many data products based on predictive modeling. These products range from weather forecasting to recommendation engines like Amazon's. Prediction technology can be interesting and mathematically elegant, but we need to take the next step: going from recommendations to products that can produce optimal strategies for meeting concrete business objectives. We already know how to build these products: they've been in use for the past decade or so, but they're not as common as they should be. This report shows how to take the next step: to go from simple predictions and recommendations to a new generation of data products with the potential to revolutionize entire industries.

Programming and Customizing the OOPic Microcontroller

Author: Dennis Clark
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071420843
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

this authoritative guide delves deeply into this groundbreaking technology and delivers a programming guide and application notes dedicated to the OOPic environment. This title includes a full object listing as well as an IDE (Integrated Development Interface) hardware and software guide and a CD-OM with all project and experiment codes that you incorporate to customise your own projects. Stay ahead of the robotics curve, tap into the power of OOPic microcontrollers with this indispensable volume!

Kickin Bot

Author: Grant Imahara
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0764541137
Release Date: 2003-12-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Enter the arena of the metal gladiators Do you have what it takes to build a battle-ready robot? You do now. Here are the plans, step-by-step directions, and expert advice that will put you in competition-while you have a heck of a lot of fun getting there. Grant Imahara, the creator of the popular BattleBot Deadblow, shares everything he’s learned about robot design, tools and techniques for metal working, the parts you need and where to get them, and plenty of tips to keep you off the ropes. When you’re finished, you’ll be ready to rumble. Just a few of the topics you'll learn: Robot design 101 Chemicals and power tools Popular materials compared Cutting your armor Things to know about screws Top ten drive motors Bearings, casters, couplers, and U-joints Roller chains and sprockets Better traction through chemistry Choosing speeding controls Batteries and wiring The driving test Rammers, hammers and crushers

Build Your Own Robot

Author: Karl Lunt
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
ISBN: 1568811020
Release Date: 2000-03-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book, a compilation of articles from Karl Lunt's long-running column for Nuts & Volts magazine, is a must-read for all beginner and intermediate-level robotics enthusiasts. Written in a friendly, straightforward manner, it contains entertaining anecdotes as well as practical advice and instruction. The author's stories about his various robotics projects will inspire you to try them yourself; and he shares his tips and code to help you. Possible projects range from transforming a TV remote control into a robot controller to building a robot from a drink cooler. You'll want to build them all; the author's enthusiasm for robotics is contagious!