Making Simple Automata

Author: Robert Race
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847977458
Release Date: 2014-05-31
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Designing and making successful automata involves combining materials, mechanisms and magic. Making Simple Automata explains how to design and construct small scale, simple mechanical devices made for fun. Materials such as paper and card, wood, wire, tinplate and plastics are covered along with mechanisms - levers and linkages, cranks and cams, wheels, gears, pulleys, springs, ratchets and pawls. This wonderful book is illustrated with examples throughout and explains the six golden rules for making automata alongside detailed step-by-step projects. Magic - an unanalyzable charm, a strong fascination so that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Superbly illustrated with 110 colour photographs with examples and detailed step-by-step projects.

Making Things Move

Author: Dustyn Roberts
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 9783868991390
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Electronic books

In Making Things Move -Die Welt bewegen lernen Sie die Welt der Mechanik und Maschinen auf eine ganz neue und unterhaltsame Weise kennen. Verstehen Sie die Regeln und Gesetze der Mechanik durch nicht-technische Erklarungen, einleuchtende Beispiele und tolle Do-It-Yourself-Projekte: von beweglichen Kunstinstallationen uber kreative Spielzeuge bis hin zu arbeitserleichternden Geraten. Zahlreiche Fotos, Illustrationen, Screenshots und 3-D-Modelle begleiten jedes Projekt. Making Things Move - Die Welt bewegen setzt bei den vorgestellten Do-It-Yourself-Projekten auf Standardteile aus dem Baumarkt, leicht beziehbaren Materialien uber den Versandhandel und allgemeine Herstellungstechniken, die sich jeder leicht aneignen kann. Einfache Projekte zu Beginn des Buches verhelfen Ihnen zu soliden DIY-Kenntnissen, die in den komplexeren Projekten im weiteren Verlauf des Buches erneut zur Anwendung kommen. Ein Ausflug in die Welt der Elektronik am Ende des Buches fuhrt Sie in die Funktions- und Steuerungsweise des Microcontrollers Arduino ein. Mit Making Things Move - Die Welt bewegen werden Ihre kreativen Ideen zur bewegten Wirklichkeit.

Automata and Mechanical Toys

Author: Rodney Peppé
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114232031
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, þicking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life. Automata and Mechanical Toys is a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style. With 160 color photos and 100 delightful examples of the craft, the book is a feast for collectors and enthusiasts. A substantial section of the book is devoted to making automata mechanisms, ideal for novices or those wishing to learn new techniques. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions explain how to make a bearings box, which separately houses all the main mechanisms used in automata. The box can then be converted to any mechanism you choose. Rodney Peppé is a winner of the British Toymakers’ Guild Toy of the Year Award; he has had exhibitions of his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. He is also the author of Rodney Peppé’s Moving Toys.

Making Simple Robots

Author: Kathy Ceceri
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781457183591
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot. Written in language that non-engineers can understand, Making Simple Robots helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Find out how to animate folded paper origami, design a versatile robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a rag doll to blink its cyborg eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs. And every chapter offers suggestions for modifying and expanding the projects, so that you can return to the projects again and again as your skill set grows.

Algebraic Theory of Automata

Author: Abraham Ginzburg
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9781483225166
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Algebraic Theory of Automata provides information pertinent to the methods and results of algebraic theory of automata. This book covers a variety of topics, including sets, semigroup, groupoids, isomorphism, semiautomata, proof of Kleene's theorem, and algebraic manipulations. Organized into seven chapters, this book begins with an overview of the fundamental properties of groups and semigroups. This text then examines the notion of semiautomaton, which serves as a basis for a rich and interesting theory. Other chapters consider algebraic notions and methods that are very useful in dealing with semiautomata. This book discusses as well some properties of the notion of covering of semiautomata. The final chapter deals with the theory of Krohn and Rhodes. This book is a valuable resource for graduate students.

Collision Based Computing

Author: Andrew Adamatzky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1852335408
Release Date: 2002-05-13
Genre: Computers

Collision-based computing is an emerging, but fast-growing, field. It is relevant to research in a number of other topics, including the design of advanced computer architectures, theoretical computer science, computational complexity, quantum computing, and bio-molecular/optical computing. At the moment there is little published work, so this book will be a much needed overview.

Networks of Learning Automata

Author: M.A.L. Thathachar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441990525
Release Date: 2011-06-27
Genre: Science

Networks of Learning Automata: Techniques for Online Stochastic Optimization is a comprehensive account of learning automata models with emphasis on multiautomata systems. It considers synthesis of complex learning structures from simple building blocks and uses stochastic algorithms for refining probabilities of selecting actions. Mathematical analysis of the behavior of games and feedforward networks is provided. Algorithms considered here can be used for online optimization of systems based on noisy measurements of performance index. Also, algorithms that assure convergence to the global optimum are presented. Parallel operation of automata systems for improving speed of convergence is described. The authors also include extensive discussion of how learning automata solutions can be constructed in a variety of applications.

Software Reliability Methods

Author: Doron A. Peled
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387951067
Release Date: 2001-06-26
Genre: Computers

This book presents current methods for dealing with software reliability, illustrating the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The description of the techniques is intended for a non-expert audience with some minimal technical background. It also describes some advanced techniques, aimed at researchers and practitioners in software engineering. This reference will serve as an introduction to formal methods and techniques and will be a source for learning about various ways to enhance software reliability. Various projects and exercises give readers hands-on experience with the various formal methods and tools.

Computer Aided Systems Theory EUROCAST 2005

Author: Roberto Moreno-Díaz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540290025
Release Date: 2005-09-22
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2005, held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain in February 2005. The 83 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on formal approaches in modelling, intelligent information systems, information applications components, cryptography and spectral analysis, computer vision, biocomputing, intelligent vehicular systems, robotic soccer, robotics and control.

Lattice Gas Cellular Automata

Author: Daniel H. Rothman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521607604
Release Date: 2004-12-23
Genre: Science

A self-contained, comprehensive introduction to momentum-conserving lattice gases, showing how they give rise to isotropic macroscopic hydrodynamics, and how they lead to simple models of fluid phase separation, hydrodynamic interfaces, multiphase flow, and flow through porous media. Many exercises are included.

Modelling Urban Development with Geographical Information Systems and Cellular Automata

Author: Yan Liu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420059904
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Urban development and migration from rural to urban areas are impacting prime agricultural land and natural landscapes, particularly in the less developed countries. These phenomena will persist and require serious study by those monitoring global environmental change. To address this need, various models have been devised to analyze urbanization and the physical, socioeconomic, and institutional factors impacting urban development. The most promising and rapidly developing of these paradigms take advantage of new Geographical Information System (GIS) technology. Modelling Urban Development with Geographical Information Systems and Cellular Automata presents one such cutting-edge model that is more than just predictive. It describes how the model simulates the urbanization process, and it provides theoretical context to promote understanding. Starting with a practical overview of the modelling techniques used in urban development research, the author focuses on the cellular automata model and its greatest strength – the incorporation of fuzzy set and fuzzy logic approaches through which urban development can be viewed as a spatially and temporally continuous process. Real-Life Application to Develop Future Planning Methods The text describes a landmark study underway, in which the fuzzy constrained cellular automata model has been implemented in a GIS environment to simulate urban development in Sydney, Australia. Featuring a survey of associated research and a geographical database for the Sydney simulation, this book answers many general "what if" questions for urban planners and details a new approach that they can adapt to their own testing and evaluation needs. This modeling method will provide researchers and planners with the means to not just predict population trends, but to better prepare for their consequences.