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The Robot Book: Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving Machines, and Hacked Toys
Drones, RC cars, artificial limbs, Roombas—the robots have arrived! Don’t you want your own? Author and physics teacher Bobby Mercer will show you how to turn common household objects and repurposed materials into 20 easy-to-build robots for little or no cost. Turn a toothbrush, an old cell phone or pager, and scrap wire into a Brush Bot, or hack a toy car to hotwire a Not-So-Remote Bot. A small electric fan, several craft sticks, and rubber bands make a Fan-Tastic Dancing Machine, and drinking straws, string, tape, and glue can be used to construct a working model of the human hand.
Building robots should be fun. Hacking old electronics and repurposing them is a start to something more complex. Making robots—or bots for short—should be a creative and educational experience.
The activities in this book will help you get your feet wet in the robot world. You will learn the basics of electronics and how simple robots function. You will make things move, shake, and walk. Programming and building more complex robots are tasks for the future—you will have to do much more work before you can create a robot to clean your room or do your homework.
Every hands-on project contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos for easy assembly. Mercer also explains the science and technology behind each robot, including concepts such as friction, weight and mass, center of gravity, kinetic and potential energy, electric circuitry, DC vs. AC current, and more. These projects are also perfect for science fairs or design competitions.
Название: The Robot Book: Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving Machines, and Hacked Toys
Автор: Bobby Mercer
Год издания: 2014
Формат: pdf, epub
Размер: 15,3 Mб
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