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Description - Building Robot Drive Trains by Dennis Clark

This essential title in "McGraw-Hill's Robot DNA" series is just what robotics hobbyists need to build an effective drive train using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts. Leaving heavy-duty "tech speak" behind, the authors focus on the actual concepts and applications necessary to build - and understand - these critical force-conveying systems. If you're hooked on amateur robotics and want a clear, straight-forward guide to the nuts-and-bolts of drive trains, this is the way to go. It includes everything you need to build your own robot drive train: The Basics of Robot Locomotion, Motor Types - An Overview; Using DC Motors; Using RC Servo Motors; Using Stepper Motors; Motor Mounting; Motor Control; Electronics Interfacing; Wheels and Treads; Locomotion for Multipods; and Glossary of Terms/Tables, Formulas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071408509
ISBN-10: 0071408509
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 149mm x 26mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: TAB Books Inc
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark has degrees in electrical engineering technology and computer science and is a graduate student in behavioral robotics at Colorado State University. Mr. Clark has authored a series of articles on behavioral robotics for the European hobbyist magazine Elektor. Michael Owings is a freelance software developer. He lives and works in southern Louisiana.