Robots, Androids and Animatrons
12 Incredible Projects You Can Build! 2nd Revised edition
By (author) John Iovine
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Robots, Androids and Animatrons by John Iovine
Book Description'Bound to stir the imagination and inspire plans' - Poptronics, on John Iovine's PIC Microcontroller Project Book. More sensors, more smarts, more moves, more power, more control, more projects, lower costs, amateur robotics comes into its own! "Robots, Androids, and Animatrons Second Edition". The time has come for you to bring a robot to life! With the plummeting costs of microcontrollers, quantum improvements and price reductions in other technologies, and the availability of a slew of exciting components in the electronics marketplace, there's never been a better time to explore the world of the nearly human.With the complete directions supplied by popular electronics author John Iovine in this revised "Robots, Androids, and Animatrons", you can: build your first walking, talking, sensing, thinking robot; create 12 working robotic projects, using the fully illustrated instructions provided; get the best available introduction to robotics, motion control, sensors, and neural intelligence; put together basic modules to build sophisticated 'bots of your own design; construct a robotic arm that responds to your spoken commands; build a realistic, functional robotic hand; apply sensors to detect bumps, walls, inclines, and roads; give your robot expertise and neural intelligence; and do all of this without programming or assembly language skills. Perfect for first-time robot builders, and for more advanced hobbyists who want to add to their skills. If you have basic electronics abilities, "Robots, Androids, and Animatrons" gives you everything you need to create 12 exciting robotic projects using off-the-shelf products and workshop-built devices - including a complete parts list. Also ideal for anyone interested in electronic and motion control, this book - already a cult classic - gives you the building blocks you need to go practically anywhere in robotics. You'll find hours of amusement here - and perhaps the germ of your new best friend!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071376839
(231mm x 175mm x 24mm)
Imprint: TAB Books Inc
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Iovine
PIC Projects for Non-programmers, Paperback (October 2011)
Suitable for engineers and hobbyists new to the PIC, this book provides various PIC projects, helping them use a symbolic compiler that allows them to create 'code' via flowcharts immediately, getting their projects up and running quickly.
PIC Microcontroller Project Book, Paperback (March 2004)
Includes detailed directions on using both versions of the microcontroller, with recommendations on which is better served in different situations.
PIC-Robotics, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by John Iovine
Illustrated plans and complete parts for 11 robots with a PICMicro "brain."
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Author Biography - John Iovine
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; Kirlian Photography: A Hands-On Guide; Fantastic Electronics: Build Your Own Negative-Ion Generator and Other Projects; and A Step into Virtual Reality. He is also the "Amazing Science" columnist for Poptronics magazine.
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