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PIC Robotics: A Beginner's Guide US$19.95

PIC Robotics: A Beginner\'s Guide

PIC Robotics: A Beginner's Guide to Robotics Projects Using the PIC Micro -- from popular electronics author John Iovine -- shows amateur (and professional) electronics enthusiasts how to get in on the fun, using the power of Microchip's versatile 8-bit PIC microprocessor family to build sophisticated robots more cheaply and easily than you thought possible.

With PIC Robotics, you can build robots that:

  • Use a CCD camera to capture and follow a visual target
  • Walk on two legs (bi-pedal walker)
  • Walk on six legs (hexapodal walker)
  • Obey verbal commands (speech recognition)
  • Look for and track bright light sources

274 pages, softcover


  • Chapter 1. Robot Intelligence
  • Chapter 2. Installing the Compiler
  • Chapter 3. Installing THE EPIC Software
  • Chapter 4. CodeDesigner
  • Chapter 5. Using DOS to Code, Compile, and Program
  • Chapter 6. Testing the PIC Microcontroller
  • Chapter 7. Intelligence
  • Chapter 8. Walters Turtle
  • Chapter 9. Braitenberg Vehicles
  • Chapter 10. Hexapod Walker
  • Chapter 11. Speech Recognition
  • Chapter 12. Robotic Arm
  • Chapter 13. Bi-Pedal Walker Robot
  • Chapter 14. Robotic Vision System
  • Suppliers
  • Index

About the Author

John Iovine is the author of several popular books that explore the frontiers of scientific research. He has written Homemade Holograms: The Complete Guide to Inexpensive, Do-It-Yourself Holography; Robots, Androids, and Animatrons: 12 Incredible Projects You Can Build; Kirlian Photography: A Hands-On Guide; Fantastic Electronics: Build Your Own Negative-Ion Generator and Other Projects; and A Step Into Virtual Reality. Mr. Iovine has also written extensively for Popular Electronics, Nuts & Volts, Electronics Now, and other periodicals.

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 12 October, 2005.


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