Motors for Makers

Author: Matthew Scarpino
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780134031323
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The First Maker-Friendly Guide to Electric Motors! Makers can do amazing things with motors. Yes, they’re more complicated than some other circuit elements, but with this book, you can completely master them. Once you do, incredible new projects become possible. Unlike other books, Motors for Makers is 100% focused on what you can do. Not theory. Making. First, Matthew Scarpino explains how electric motors work and what you need to know about each major type: stepper, servo, induction, and linear motors. Next, he presents detailed instructions and working code for interfacing with and controlling servomotors with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black. All source code and design files are available for you to download from motorsformakers.com. From start to finish, you’ll learn through practical examples, crystal-clear explanations, and photos. If you’ve ever dreamed of what you could do with electric motors, stop dreaming...and start making! Understand why electric motors are so versatile and how they work Choose the right motor for any project Build the circuits needed to control each type of motor Program motor control with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black Use gearmotors to get the right amount of torque Use linear motors to improve speed and precision Design a fully functional electronic speed control (ESC) circuit Design your own quadcopter Discover how electric motors work in modern electric vehicles--with a fascinating inside look at Tesla’s patents for motor design and control!

Rapidly Solidified Neodymium Iron Boron Permanent Magnets

Author: John J. Croat
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9780081022269
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Rapidly Solidified Neodymium-Iron-Boron Permanent Magnets details the basic properties of melt spun NdFeB materials and the entire manufacturing process for rapidly solidified NdFeB permanent magnets. It covers the manufacturing process from the commercial production of the melt spun or rapidly solidified powder, to the production and properties of both isotropic bonded Nd and hot deformed anisotropic NdFeB magnets. In addition, the book discusses the development and history of bonded rare earth transition metal magnets and the discovery of the NdFeB compound, also covering melt spun NdFeB alloys and detailing the magnetization process and spring exchange theory. The book goes over the production of melt spinning development, the operation of a melt spinner, the processing of melt spun powder, commercial grades of NdFeB magnetic powder and gas atomized NdFeB magnetic powders. Lastly, the book touches on the major application and design advantages of bonded Nd Magnets. Features a unique perspective as the author is not only the inventor of NdFeB magnetic powder, but also played a key role in developing many of the technologies covered Provides a comprehensive look at the history, fundamental properties, production processes, design and applications of bonded NdFeB magnets Includes discussion of the rare earth supply challenge, politics, and systems as it impacts bonded NdFeB magnets

Home Robotics

Author: Daniel Knox
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 9781781317686
Release Date: 2018-01-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Learn to make your own robots with this accessible, illustrated guide for robotics enthusiasts, featuring 13 unique robotics projects suitable for beginner to intermediate level. You’ve seen the sci-fi movies and dreamed of creating your very own robot. Now learn to build machines with your own hands that will move or perform tasks at your command. Featuring brand-new projects and specially commissioned photography, this book uses easily sourced components to teach you simple electronics and programming. Learn to design and build your very own custom-made creations that can walk, draw or even guard your home. Start with a space-age butterfly that skips along on its own or a robot that creates psychedelic patterns of amazing variety, then discover how to create a catapult bot that activates when movement is detected or construct an intelligent, all-terrain rover vehicle – the possibilities are endless.

Control Engineering

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Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015023547600
Release Date: 1967-07
Genre: Automation

Instrumentation and automatic control systems.

Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors Hobbyists and Artists

Author: Dustyn Roberts
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071741682
Release Date: 2010-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Get Your Move On! In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to: Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun Projects include: Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Design News

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ISBN: UCSD:31822020362430
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Engineering design


Robot Builder s Sourcebook

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071416917
Release Date: 2002-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

EVERYTHING THE ROBOTICS HOBBYIST NEEDS TO LEARN -- WHAT IT IS -- WHERE TO GET IT -- HOW TO GET STARTED FROM THE AUTHOR OF ROBOT BUILDER’S BONANZA! Fascinated by the world of robotics but don’t know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? Want the names, addresses, phone numbers, and web sites of companies that can supply the exact part, plan, kit, building material, programming language, operating system, computer system, or publication you’ve been searching for? Turn to Robot Builder’s Sourcebook – a unique clearinghouse of information for that will open 2500+ new doors and spark almost as many new ideas. Written by Gordon McComb, author of the classic Robot Builder’s Bonanza, one of the most popular books ever written on amateur robotics, the Sourcebook lists over 2500 mail-order suppliers and other sources, including local-area businesses, cross-referenced and categorized to make your search quick and easy. You’ll find detailed information about the resources, including addresses and phone numbers: In short, everything you need to find – and acquire – common and uncommon robotics parts and supplies. In order to provide a true “robotics goldmine,” this one-of-a kind guide also includes: * Dozens of informative “sidebars” to help you understand essential robotic technologies such as motor types, sensor design, and how to select the best materials * Scores of relevant articles designed to fill-in informational gaps, stimulate thinking, and help you make the most of all the material the Sourcebook makes available to you If you want to know where in the world of robotics you can find it . . . turn to the Sourcebook.