Robot Builder's Cookbook: Build and Design Your Own Robots
By Owen Bishop, B.Sc (Bristol.), B.Sc (Oxon.)
Owen Bishop introduces, through hands-on project work, the mechanics, electronics and programming involved in practical robot design-and-build. The use of the PIC microcontroller throughout provides a painless introduction to programming while harnessing the power of a highly popular microcontroller used by students and design engineers worldwide.
This is a book for first-time robot builders, advanced builders wanting to know more about programming robots, and students in Further and Higher Education tackling microcontroller-based practical work. They all will find this book a unique and exciting source of projects, ideas and techniques, to be combined into a wide range of fascinating robots.
- 384 pages; 70 illustrations
- Trim size 7 7/16 x 9 11/16 in
Robot Builder's Cookbook Overview
- Full step-by-step instructions for 5 complete self-build robots
- Introduces key techniques in electronics, programming and construction -- for robust robots that work first time
- Illustrations, close-up photographs and a lively, readable text make this a fun and informative guide for novice and experienced robot builders
Robot Builder's Cookbook Readership
- Hobby: electronics hobbyists and ‘Robot Wars’ home-build robot enthusiasts.
- Students involved in practical microcontroller projects at VocTech and HE level.
Robot Builder's Cookbook Contents Introduction - Making a robot 1 Robot behavior 2 Robot mechanics 3 Robot electronics 4 PICs in control 5 PIC programs 6 Projects - Scooter - Android - A robotic toy - Quester - The gantry Index