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Learn how to build seven fun, functional, and affordable robotsall using the Arduino microcontroller Arduino Robot Bonanzaexplains how to build a wide variety of robots that roll, walk, talk, crawl, slitherand even sling insultswith the Arduino microcontroller platform. From the author of the bestselling Robot Builder's Bonanza, this book teaches embedded microcontroller programming and reveals the world of robotics. The book guides you, step by step, through the construction of seven rewarding and educational robot projects. Each robot is designed to explore multiple facets of the growing fields of embedded hardware, microcontroller programming, real-world sensory systems, and human-machine interaction. All of the projects are affordable and all are reproducible using parts available from a wide variety of sources. Arduino Robot Bonanza Helps you get up and running quickly with Arduino Shows how to build seven unique, cutting-edge robots using affordable parts available from multiple sources Features illustrated, step-by-step construction instructions and assembly plans Includes tips for adding options, alternatives, and customizations Explores the latest embedded technologies, hardware interfacing, wireless data communications, real-time sensory feedback, and vision analysis Encourages you to develop skills in mechanical construction, computer programming, engineeringeven art and music Coverage includes: Ins and Outs of the Arduino Microcontroller; Arduino as a Robot Brain; Connecting Things to the Arduino; Enhancing Your Robot with Sensors; Expanding the Arduino; Layout and Design; The TestBot Test Platform; Mini Kissing Bug; Animatronic Parrot; Your Robot Avatar; Slithering Snake; 18-Servo WalkerBot; PC-based Autonomous Robot; Crash Course in Electronics; Learning the Arduino Programming Language; Setting Up Your Robotics Laboratory
Table of Contents
Ch 1. Ins and Outs of the Arduino Microcontroller Ch 2. Arduino as a Robot Brain Ch 3. Connecting Things to the Arduino Ch 4. Enhancing Your Robot with Sensors Ch 5. Expanding the Arduino Ch 6. Layout and Design Ch 7. The TestBot Test Platform Ch 8. Mini Kissing Bug Ch 9. Animatronic Parrot Ch 10. Your Robot Avatar Ch 11. Slithering Snake Ch 12. 18-Servo WalkerBot Ch 13. PC-based Autonomous Robot Ch 14. Crash Course in Electronics Ch 15. Learning the Arduino Programming Language Ch 16. Setting Up Your Robotics Laboratory