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480 pages

Intermediate Robot Building

Creator: David Cook | Computers - 2010-05-28

In this book, you’ll learn the value of a robot heartbeat and the purpose of the wavy lines in photocells. You’ll find out what electronic part you should sand.

Publisher: Apress

About this book
For readers of Robot Building for Beginner (Apress, 2002 and 2009), welcome to the next level. Intermediate Robot Building, Second Edition offers you the kind of real-world knowledge that only renowned author David Cook can offer. In this book, you’ll learn the value of a robot heartbeat and the purpose of the wavy lines in photocells. You’ll find out what electronic part you should sand. You’ll discover how a well-placed switch can help a robot avoid obstacles better than a pair of feelers. And you’ll avoid mistakes that can cause a capacitor to explode. Want a robot that can explore rooms, follow lines, or battle opponents in mini-sumo? This book presents step-by-step instructions and circuit and part descriptions so that you can build the robot featured in the book or apply the modules to your own robot designs. Finally, you’ll find the complete schematics for Roundabout, a room explorer that requires no programming and uses only off-the-shelf electronics. With Roundabout, you’ll use many of the same techniques used by professional robotics engineers, and you’ll experience many of the same challenges and joys they feel when a robot “comes to life.” What you’ll learn How to build a robot from scratch Digital electronics and moderate machining How to use and integrate modern modules useful to all robots: power supplies, motor couplers, motor drivers (including H-bridges), opponent and obstacle detectors, and floor sensors. How to embrace and extend the base robot design How to use Roundabout, which operates with off-the-shelf brains, so that no programming is required How the additions of a microcontroller, configuration switches, and even a music module all come together as a final two-tier automaton showing a versatile Robot who is seemingly the master of its domain. Who this book is forThis book is aimed at intermediate builders: adults, college students, and advanced high school students. It requires background experience in electronics, at least to the extent covered by Robot Building for Beginners. Because the hobby involves soldering, electricity, and light machining, the writing is targeted toward individuals with those capabilities. The book has been referenced in a number of high school and college courses. Table of Contents Assembling a Modular Robot Comparing Two Types of Homemade Motor Couplers and Common Errors to Avoid Making a Fixture and Drilling Solid Rods for a Coupler Finishing the Solid-Rod Motor Coupler Building a Motor Inside a Wheel Understanding the Standards and Setup for Electronic Experiments Creating a Linear Voltage-Regulated Power Supply Making Robot Power Supply Improvements Driving Miss Motor Driving Mister Motor Creating an Infrared Modulated Obstacle, Opponent, and Wall Detector Fine-Tuning the Reflector Detector Roundabout Robot! Test Driving Roundabout If I Only Had a Brain Building Roundabout’s Daughterboard Adding the Floor Sensor Module Cooking Up Some Robot Stew



458 pages

Robot Building for Beginners, Third Edition

Creator: David Cook | Computers - 2015-09-02

Body. Building. A robot's body provides a framework to which you can attach various components and circuit boards. The body protects the robot's innards against battering damage as well as environmental harm. The body can make a robot ...

Publisher: Apress

About this book
"I wrote this book because I love building robots. I want you to love building robots, too. It took me a while to learn about many of the tools and parts in amateur robotics. Perhaps by writing about my experiences, I can give you a head start."--David CookRobot Building for Beginners, Third Edition provides basic, practical knowledge on getting started in amateur robotics. There is a mix of content: from serious reference tables and descriptions to personal stories and humorous bits.The robot described and built in this book is battery powered and about the size of a lunch box. It is autonomous; that is, it isn't remote controlled.The book is broken up into small chapters, suitable for bedtime (or bathroom) reading.The characteristics and purposes of each major component (resistor, transistor, wire, and motor) are described, followed by a hands-on experiment to demonstrate. Not only does this help the reader to understand a particular piece, but it also prepares them with processes to learn new parts on their own. An appendix offers an introduction to 3D printing and parts of the robot can, as an alternative, be "printed" using a 3D printer.The master project of the book is a simple, entertaining, line-following robot.



480 pages

Intermediate Robot Building

Creator: David Cook | Computers - 2010-08-13

In fact, you can even put Roundabout's circuitry inside Sandwich from Robot Building for Beginners (see Figure 13-10). Figure 13-10. Two different ways to add Roundabout's circuit to a sandwich-container body. Roundwich? You can save ...

Publisher: Apress

About this book
For readers of Robot Building for Beginner (Apress, 2002 and 2009), welcome to the next level. Intermediate Robot Building, Second Edition offers you the kind of real-world knowledge that only renowned author David Cook can offer.In this book, you’ll learn the value of a robot heartbeat and the purpose of the wavy lines in photocells. You’ll find out what electronic part you should sand. You’ll discover how a well-placed switch can help a robot avoid obstacles better than a pair of feelers. And you’ll avoid mistakes that can cause a capacitor to explode.Want a robot that can explore rooms, follow lines, or battle opponents in mini-sumo? This book presents step-by-step instructions and circuit and part descriptions so that you can build the robot featured in the book or apply the modules to your own robot designs. Finally, you’ll find the complete schematics for Roundabout, a room explorer that requires no programming and uses only off-the-shelf electronics. With Roundabout, you’ll use many of the same techniques used by professional robotics engineers, and you’ll experience many of the same challenges and joys they feel when a robot “comes to life.”


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    Needs a case to keep the parts in

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    Good Read and the Instructions Work

    5/5 onareach - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition (Paperback) This book accomplishes something rare: It's straight-forward for beginners and yet detail-rich for experts. I really liked the pace and depth.The material is organized in a way that makes it easy to jump to a topic of interest, which makes it a useful reference book. With plenty of new information, it's worth a read from the beginning.The thing that surprised me is that when I built one the projects (the Arduino robot), the instructions were actually complete and correct! (I didn't have to make the usual leaps or go through frustrating trials typical for most hardware/software/builder instructions.)As a bonus, the jokes and personal asides are pretty entertaining. You can tell the author has really lived with his subject.I highly recommend it. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 27, 2011

    A lot of good stuff for someone like me

    My experience working through the book (sort of).A lot of good stuff for someone like me, who is new to robots, but not so new to programming. Here's my experience as far as I got, chapter by chapter.1. I tried but failed with ubuntu. The install went fine but the system just froze all the time. So I just stuck with the debian install that was there, doing the appropriate upgrades. For the most part, I don't think it's worth it to switch. I did create a partitioned SD card, and mounted it on /home (after a mv /home /home1). This was probably unnecessary, since my BBB came with 4GB, which is certainly enough for the stuff in this book.2. I just stuck to the Python part, which worked fine.3. I never managed to get a microphone that worked properly (I tried 3 different ones and 2 difference usb-to-audio adapters). I'm planning to solve this with bluetooth. In the meanwhile, the speaker stuff worked fine with one of those cheap keychain models.4... 4/5 Robert Vick - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition (Paperback) My experience working through the book (sort of).A lot of good stuff for someone like me, who is new to robots, but not so new to programming. Here's my experience as far as I got, chapter by chapter.1. I tried but failed with ubuntu. The install went fine but the system just froze all the time. So I just stuck with the debian install that was there, doing the appropriate upgrades. For the most part, I don't think it's worth it to switch. I did create a partitioned SD card, and mounted it on /home (after a mv /home /home1). This was probably unnecessary, since my BBB came with 4GB, which is certainly enough for the stuff in this book.2. I just stuck to the Python part, which worked fine.3. I never managed to get a microphone that worked properly (I tried 3 different ones and 2 difference usb-to-audio adapters). I'm planning to solve this with bluetooth. In the meanwhile, the speaker stuff worked fine with one of those cheap keychain models.4... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 17, 2014

    Well Worth it

    4/5 Daniel Saunders - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition (Paperback) This is a great book! For anyone interested in robotics as a hobby or who just wants to learn more about it, this is the book to get.It has a lot of great projects and it explains all the basics from the different types of hardware, batteries, and configurations to electronics to programming to where to get parts. It really is a reference book though so do keep that in mind! It's very readable and understandable though and I think is a useful resource for anyone from a hobbyist to an experienced robot builder. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 7, 2015


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