123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius – Myke Predko – 1st Edition


If you enjoy tinkering in your workshop and have a fascination for robotics, you’ll have hours of fun working through the 123 experiments found in this innovative project book.

More than just an enjoyable way to spend time, these exciting experiments also provide a solid grounding in robotics, electronics, and programming. Each experiment builds on the skills acquired in those before it so you develop a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts understanding of robotics — from the ground up.

123 Robotics Projects for the Evil Genius —

* Introduces you to robotics, electronics, and programming for robotics step-by-step — you don’t need to be a science whiz to get started, but you will be when you have finished
* Vividly explains the science behind robots and the technologies needed to build them, including: Electronics;
Mechanical assembly; Motors and batteries; Programming and microcontrollers
* Shows how you can create simple robots and models using materials found around the house and workroom
* Requires only inexpensive, easily obtained parts and tools
* Provides a PCB (printed circuit board) that will make it easy to create the circuits used in this book as well as your own experiments
* Gives you directions for building a maze-solving robot, two different designs for a light-seeking robot, an artificial intelligence program that will respond to you, and much more
* Explains underlying principles and suggests other applications
* Supplies parts lists and program listings

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  • Myke's Rules of Robotics
    Section 1 Introduction to Robots
    Experiment 1 Toilet Paper Roll Mandroid
    Experiment 2 Pipe Cleaner Insect
    Experiment 3 LEGO Mobile Robots
    Experiment 4 Cardboard Arm
    Section 2 Robot Structures
    Experiment 5 Cutting Plywood
    Experiment 6 Strengthening Structures
    Experiment 7 Finishing Wood
    Experiment 8 A Gaggle of Glues
    Experiment 9 Nuts and Bolts
    Experiment 10 Soldering and Splicing Wires
    Experiment 11 Assembling the Included PCB
    Section 3 Basic Electrical Theory
    Experiment 12 Electrical Circuits and Switches
    Experiment 13 Electrical Circuits and Switches
    Experiment 14 Voltage Measurement
    Experiment 15 Resistors and Voltage Drops
    Experiment 16 Current Measurement and Ohm's Law
    Experiment 17 Kirchoff's Voltage Law and Series Loads
    Experiment 18 Variable Resistors
    Experiment 19 Kirchoff's Current Law and Parallel Loads
    Experiment 20 Thevinin's Equivalency
    Experiment 21 Power
    Experiment 22 Batteries
    Section 4 Magnetic Devices
    Experiment 23 Electromagnets
    Experiment 24 Relays
    Experiment 25 Measuring the Earth's Magnetic Field
    Experiment 26 Direct Current (DC) Motor
    Section 5 Drivetrains
    Experiment 27 Motor-Driven Crane
    Experiment 28 Pulleys Added to Crane
    Experiment 29 Switch DC Motor "H-Bridge"
    Experiment 30 Differential Drive Robot Chassis
    Experiment 31 Stepper Motors
    Experiment 32 Muscle Wire
    Section 6 Semiconductors
    Experiment 33 Diodes
    Experiment 34 Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
    Experiment 35 NPN Transistor and Two-LED Lighting Control
    Experiment 36 Driving a Motor with a Transistor
    Experiment 37 Bipolar PNP Transistor Motor Control
    Experiment 38 Transistor Motor H-Bridge
    Section 7 Our Friend, the 555 Chip
    Experiment 39 Blinking LEDs
    Experiment 40 555 Button Debounce
    Experiment 41 R/C Servo Control
    Experiment 42 Light-Seeking Robot
    Section 8 Optoelectronics 121
    Experiment 43 Different Color LEDs
    Experiment 44 Changing an LED's Brightness
    Experiment 45 Multisegment LEDs
    Experiment 46 Optoisolator Lock and Key
    Experiment 47 White/Black Surface Sensor
    Experiment 48 Line-Following Robot
    Section 9 Audio Electronics
    Experiment 49 Buzzers
    Experiment 50 Basic Transistor Oscillator Code Practice Tool
    Experiment 51 Electronic Stethoscope
    Experiment 52 Sound-Level Meter
    Section 10 Digital Logic
    Experiment 53 Basic Gate Operation
    Experiment 54 CMOS Touch Switch
    Experiment 55 Bipolar Transistor-Based TTL "NOT" Gate
    Experiment 56 Sum of Product Circuits
    Experiment 57 Common Logic Built from the NOR Gate
    Experiment 58 XORs and Adders
    Experiment 59 Pull-Ups/Pull-Downs
    Experiment 60 Mickey Mouse Logic
    Section 11 Power Supplies
    Experiment 61 Zener Diodes
    Experiment 62 Linear Power Supply
    Experiment 63 Switch Mode Power Supply
    Section 12 Sequential Logic Circuits
    Experiment 64 RS Flip Flops
    Experiment 65 Edge-Triggered Flip Flops
    Experiment 66 Full D Flip Flop
    Experiment 67 Flip Flop Reset
    Experiment 68 Parallel Data
    Experiment 69 Traffic Lights
    Experiment 70 Shift Registers
    Experiment 71 Christmas Decoration
    Experiment 72 Random Movement Robot
    Experiment 73 Counters
    Experiment 74 Schmitt Trigger Inputs and Button Debounce
    Experiment 75 PWM Generation
    Section 13 Learning to Program Using the Parallax BASIC Stamp 2
    Experiment 76 Loading BASIC Stamp Windows Editor Software on Your PC
    Experiment 77 Connecting the PCB and BS2 to Your PC and Running Your First Application
    Experiment 78 Saving Your Applications on Your PC
    Experiment 79 The "Hello World!" Application Explained
    Experiment 80 Variables and Data Types
    Experiment 81 Number Data Formats
    Experiment 82 ASCII Characters
    Experiment 83 Variable Arrays
    Experiment 84 Using Mathematical Operators in the Assignment Statement
    Experiment 85 Creating Simple Program Loops
    Experiment 86 Conditionally Looping
    Experiment 87 "Power Off" Application
    Experiment 88 Conditionally Executing Code
    Experiment 89 Advanced Conditional Execution
    Experiment 90 Using the "for" Loop in Your Application
    Experiment 91 Saving Code Space Using Subroutines
    Section 14 Interfacing Hardware to the BASIC Stamp
    Experiment 92 Controlling an LED
    Experiment 93 Cylon Eye
    Experiment 94 Hitachi 44780-Controlled Liquid Crystal Display
    Experiment 95 Musical Tone Output
    Experiment 96 Electronic Dice
    Experiment 97 Keypad Input
    Experiment 98 Resistance Measurement
    Experiment 99 PWM Analog Voltage Output
    Experiment 100 R-2R Digital-to-Analog Converter
    Section 15 Sensors
    Experiment 101 bLiza, the Snarky Computer
    Experiment 102 Multiple Seven-segment Displays
    Experiment 103 RCtime Light Sensor
    Experiment 104 Differential Light Sensors
    Experiment 105 Sound Control
    Experiment 106 Robot "Whiskers"
    Experiment 107 IR Object Sensors
    Section 16 Mobile Robots
    Experiment 108 DC Motor Control Base with H-Bridge Drivers
    Experiment 109 State Machine Programming
    Experiment 110 Robot Moth Example
    Experiment 111 Random Movement Explained
    Experiment 112 Remote-Control Car Robot Base
    Experiment 113 R/C Servo Setup
    Experiment 114 Controlling Multiple Servos
    Experiment 115 Robot Artist
    Experiment 116 Parallax's "GUI-Bot" Programming Interface
    Experiment 117 Stepper Motor Control
    Experiment 118 Infrared Two-Way Communications
    Section 17 Navigation
    Experiment 119 Line-Following Robot
    Experiment 120 Wall-Following Robot
    Experiment 121 Ultrasonic Distance Measurement
    Experiment 122 Hall Effect Compass
    Experiment 123 NMEA GPS Interface
    PBASIC Reference
  • Citation
    • Full Title: 123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 0071413588
    • ISBN-13: 9780071413589
    • Edition: 1st Edition
    • Topic: Computer
    • Subtopic: Artificial Intelligence
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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