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Pic Robotics : A Beginner's Guide to Robotics Projects Using the Pic Micro,9780071373241

Pic Robotics : A Beginner's Guide to Robotics Projects Using the Pic Micro

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0071373241
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Pub. Date:
1/2/2004
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McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
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Summary

Over the past 5 years, dramatic improvements in technology combined with the availability of the powerful, low-cost PIC microcontroller have spawned a renaissance in robot building. PIC Robotics, from popular electronics hobbyist author John Iovine, shows electronics enthusiasts how to incorporate the power of the PIC microprocessor into more than 6 complete and inexpensive robotics projects. * Projects include a bi-pedal robot that walks upright, an artificial vision robot that will track and follow various visual cues, and a functional robotic arm * Discusses Braitenberg vehicles, Grey Walter behavioral robots, and a speech recognition system * Step-by-step directions for each project and inspiration for hundreds more

Author Biography

John Iovine is the author of several popular TAB titles 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, considered a cult classic; 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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Chapter 1. Robot Intelligence 1(10)
What Is a Microcontroller?
1 (1)
Why Use a Microcontroller?
1 (1)
Designer Computers-So Many Microcontrollers
2 (1)
The Compiler
2 (1)
PIC Programming Overview
2 (1)
Software and Hardware
2 (1)
PicBasic and PicBasic Pro Compilers
3 (1)
EPIC Programmer
4 (1)
Firmware
5 (1)
Consumables
5 (1)
16F84 PIC Microcontroller
5 (1)
Step 1: Writing Code (the Basic Program)
6 (1)
Step 2: Using the Compiler
7 (1)
Step 3: Installing the Firmware, or Programming the PIC Chip
7(1)
Ready, Steady, Go
8 (1)
Parts List
8(3)
Chapter 2. Installing the Compiler 11(8)
Installing the PicBasic Compiler Software
11(1)
Installing the PicBasic Pro Compiler
12(7)
Chapter 3. Installing the EPIC Software 19(4)
Installing the EPIC Software in Windows
19 (3)
Installing the EPIC Software, DOS Version
22 (1)
Supplemental-Applications Directory
22(1)
Chapter 4. CodeDesigner 23(14)
CodeDesigner Features
23(2)
Software Installation
25(1)
Setting CodeDesigner Options
25 (6)
First Program
31 (2)
The EPIC Programming Board Software
33 (2)
Parts List
35(2)
Chapter 5. Using DOS to Code, Compile, and Program 37(12)
Compile 39
Programming the PIC Chip
43 (1)
The EPIC Programming Board Software
44(5)
Using EPIC DOS Version
45(1)
Continuing with the wink.bas Program
45(4)
Chapter 6. Testing the PIC Microcontroller 49(34)
The PIC Microntroller
49(5)
The Solderless Breadboard
49(1)
Three Schematics, One Circuit
50(3)
Wink
53(1)
Troubleshooting the Circuit
54(1)
PIC Experimenter's Board and LCD Display
54 (11)
PIC Experimenter's Board 56 Use
56 (2)
Simple Experiment
58(2)
Built-in LCD
60(3)
Using the LCD: PicBasic and PicBasic Pro Examples
63(2)
Introduction to Binary and the PIC Microcontroller
65(13)
Using TRIS and Port Registers
68(2)
Accessing the Ports for Output
70(1)
Counting Program
71(1)
Counting in Binary by 1
71(1)
Input
72(1)
The button Command
72(2)
A button Example
74(1)
peek
75(1)
peek and PicBasic Pro
76(1)
Basic Input and Output Commands
77 (1)
Servomotors
78 (1)
Parts List
79(4)
Chapter 7. Intelligence 83(4)
Approaches to Building Intelligence
83 (2)
Where's the Intelligence?
85(1)
Layered Behavioral Responses
85 (1)
Behavior-Based Robotics
86(1)
Chapter 8. Walter's Turtle 87(38)
Behavior-Based Robotics
87 (1)
William Grey Walter-Robotics Pioneer
87 (1)
Four Modes of Operation
88(1)
Observed Behavior
88 (1)
Building a Walter Tortoise
89 (1)
Drive and Steering Motors
90 (1)
Modifying the HS-42568 Servomotor
91 (6)
Sheet Metal Fabrication
97 (2)
Shell
99 (1)
Finding the Center of Gravity
100(1)
Attaching Bumper to Robot Base
101 (3)
Bumper Switch
104 (3)
Mounting the Steering Servomotor
107 (2)
Photoresistor
109 (3)
Trimming the Sensor Array
112 (2)
Schematic
114 (1)
Program
115 (6)
Adding Sleep Mode
121 (1)
Power
121 (1)
Behavior
121 (1)
Fudge Factor
121 (1)
Light Intensity
121 (2)
Handedness
123 (1)
Parts List
123(2)
Chapter 9. Braitenberg Vehicles 125(18)
Neural I/O Relationships
126 (1)
Vehicles
126 (2)
Building Vehicles
128(13)
Back Wheels
129(2)
Front Wheels
131(2)
CdS Photoresistor Cells
133(4)
Trimming the Sensor Array
137(2)
PIC 16F84 Microcontroller
139(1)
Testing
139 (2)
Second Braitenberg Vehicle (Avoidance Behavior)
141 (1)
Parts List
141(2)
Chapter 10. Hexapod Walker 143(22)
Imitation of Life
143(1)
Six Legs-Tripod Gait
143 (1)
Three-Servomotor Walker Robot
144 (1)
Function
144 (1)
Moving Forward
145 (1)
Moving Backward
146 (1)
Turning Left
147 (1)
Turning Right
148 (1)
Construction
148(16)
Mounting the Servomotors
151(1)
Leg Positioning
152(2)
Linkage
154(1)
Center (Tilt) Servomotor
154(1)
Sensors
155(3)
Electronics
158(1)
Microcontroller Program
159(5)
Parts List
164(1)
Chapter 11. Speech Recognition 165(20)
Applications
167 (1)
Software Approach
167 (1)
Learning to Listen
167 (1)
Speaker-Dependent and Speaker-Independent Recognition
167 (1)
Recognition Style
168(1)
Speech Recognition Circuit
168(4)
Circuit Construction
168(1)
Keypad
169(1)
To Train
169(3)
Testing Recognition
172(1)
Error Codes
172(1)
Clearing the Trained Word Memory
172 (1)
Independent Recognition System
172 (1)
Voice Security System
173 (1)
Speech Interface Control Circuit
173(4)
How the Circuit Works
174(2)
PIC 16F84 Microcontroller Program
176(1)
Active High Output
177(1)
SPDT Relay Output
177 (1)
Circuit Construction
177 (1)
Programming the Speech Recognition Circuit: Training, Testing, and Retraining
177 (3)
SRI-02 and SRI-03 Interfaces
180 (1)
Robot Control
180 (1)
Parts List
181(4)
Chapter 12. Robotic Arm 185(40)
Servomotor Building Blocks for Robotics
185 (1)
Basic Servomotor Bracket Assembly
186 (3)
Assembling Multiple-Servomotor Assemblies
189 (3)
Building a Five-Servomotor Robotic Arm
192 (5)
Servomotors
197(7)
Servomotor Controllers
199(1)
Simple Servomotor Controller
200 (4)
Four- and Five-Servomotor Controllers
204 (11)
Increasing the Lifting Capacity of the Robotic Arm
215 (1)
Adding a Robotic Arm Base
216 (7)
Parts List
223(2)
Chapter 13. Bipedal Walker Robot 225(18)
A Question of Balance?
226 (1)
A Little Feedback
227 (1)
Servomotors
227(1)
Servomotor Brackets
228 (1)
Footpads
228(2)
Assembly
230 (1)
Schematic
231 (2)
Program
233(8)
Subroutines M1, M2, and M3
234 (7)
Going Further
241(1)
Turning Right and Left
242 (1)
Parts List
242(1)
Chapter 14. Color Robotic Vision System 243(26)
CMU Camera
244 (1)
Serial Communication
245 (3)
VB Application Program
248 (2)
Interfacing the CMU Camera to a Robot
250 (1)
PIC 16F84 Runs at 16 MHz
251 (1)
Program 1
251 (3)
Program 2
254(7)
Incandescent or Fluorescent Lighting
254(5)
Servomotors for Robot
259 (2)
Program 3
261(5)
Robot Construction
264 (2)
Running the Program
266 (1)
Going Further
267 (1)
Parts List
267(2)
Suppliers 269 (2)
Index 271


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