Mechatronics for the Evil Genius
25 Build-it-yourself Projects
By (author) Newton C. Braga
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Mechatronics for the Evil Genius by Newton C. Braga
Book DescriptionDevelop the mechantronic side of your genious with 25 funtastic projects! If you're fascinated by electronics and mechanics, this hands-on tour of the junction where they meet will bring you hours of fun and learning. Noted electronics author Newton Braga's "Mechatronics for the Evil Genius" guides you step by step through 25 complete, intriguing, yet inexpensive projects developed especially for this book. You will build your own mechanical race car, combat robot, ionic motor, mechatronic head, light beam remote control, and 20 other entertaining learning projects that take you to the heart of mechatronics. More than just hours of entertainment, these stimulating projects provide a solid grounding in mechatronics, the discipline at the core of robotics where electronics, mechanics, and other sciences merge.Each experiment builds on those before it so you develop a hands-on, practical understanding of mechatronics. You don't need to know electronics or mechanics to get started. But by the end, you'll be showing off your own exciting projects! "Mechatronics for the Evil Genius" introduces you to mechatronics step-by-step - you don't need to be a electromechanical whiz to get started, but you will be when you're finished. It teaches all the skills you need for the projects, including how to solder, recognize components, and read schematics.It provides complete lists of tools and parts - all of them inexpensive and easily obtained. It vividly explains the mechanics, electronics, and science underlying each project. It gives you fully illustrated,step-by-step directions that build your skills, one small increment at a time. It provides directions for 25 tantalizing projects, including a robotic arm, an electronic cannon, a coin tosser, an analog computer, and many more. It helps you develop skills you can bring to other hobby projects, such as more sophisticated robots. It encourages you to improvise with secondary components to devise your own unique creations. It suggests related activities for customization and going steps beyond.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071457590
(271mm x 210mm x 9mm)
Imprint: TAB Books Inc
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Newton C. Braga
Bionics for the Evil Genius, Paperback (February 2006)
The Evil Genius meets the Bionic Woman in this wildly cool book detailing all the parts, circuits, tools and know-how needed to build 25 bionic experiments.
Robotics, Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence, Paperback (November 2001)» View all books by Newton C. Braga
Suitable for students of secondary school and amateur technology enthusiasts, this book simplifies the process of finding basic circuits to perform simple tasks, such as how to control a DC or step motor, and provides instruction on creating moving robotic parts, such as an 'eye' or an 'ear'.
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Author Biography - Newton C. Braga
Newton Braga is one of the most famous electronics authors in the world. An educator and writer in computer science and related technologies, he has written over 90 books and contributed more than 2000 articles to magazines in Brazil, Spain, the Untied States, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, and other countries. He name is internationally synonymous with electronics, and McGraw-Hill is proud to add his name to the popular Evil Genius series.
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