Make: Volume 55 DIY Robots (Maker Media)
Make: Volume 55 DIY Robots (Maker Media)
Friday, 31 March 2017

Whether you are diving into a kit or building a bot from scratch, Mike Sense shows how anyone can make a robot nowadays. Make magazine Volume 55 shows you how to build a 3D-printed balancing bot, how to assemble a Strandbeest-style walker with Lego, and how to find the right robot kit for your needs with an overview of what is on the market today.

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It also shows how to learn programming by playing with robots, and get started with a shared operating system designed specifically for robotic projects.

Author: Mike Sense
Publisher: Maker Media
Date: January 2017
Pages: 96
ISBN: 978-1680453034
Print: 1680453033
Audience: Robot enthusiasts
Level: introductory
Category: Hardware platforms

 

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