How to Make a Robot (Maker Media)
Friday, 18 May 2018

This book teaches the basics of modern robotics while showing how to build your own intelligent robot from scratch. Author Gordon McComb shows how to use inexpensive household materials to make the base for your robot, then add motors, power, wheels, and electronics. The robot that is created is actually five robots in one. You build your bot in stages, and add the features you want, varying the functions to create a robot that's uniquely yours.

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The book shows how switches, ultrasonics, infrared detectors, and optical sensors work. Install an Arduino microcontroller board and program your robot to avoid obstacles, provide feedback with lights and sound, and follow a tracking line. The book combines electronics, programming, and engineering to show how to successfully build a multifunctional robot.

Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: Maker Media
Date: Mar 2018
Pages: 42
ISBN: 978-1680454697
Print: 1680454692
Kindle: B07BHJC2ZH
Audience: would-be robot builders
Level: introductory
Category:Hardware platforms

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  • construct a motorized base
  • set up an Arduino to function as the brain
  • use "whisker" switches to detect physical contact
  • avoid obstacles with ultrasonic sensors
  • teach your robot to judge distances
  • use a universal remote to control your robot
  • install and program a servo motor
  • respond to input with LEDs, buzzers, and tones
  • mount line-following sensors under your robot

 

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