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Arduino Robotics

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  • Learn to build a variety of robots using the popular Arduino platform, from a simple line-following robot to DIY Segway-clone.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-3184-4
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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. The Basics

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 1-49
  3. Arduino for Robotics

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 51-82
  4. Let’s Get Moving

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 83-117
  5. Linus the Line-Bot

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 119-167
  6. Wally the Wall-Bot

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 169-201
  7. Making PCBs

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 203-256
  8. The Bug-Bot

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 257-294
  9. Explorer-Bot

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 295-330
  10. RoboBoat

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 331-402
  11. Lawn-Bot 400

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 403-452
  12. The Seg-Bot

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 453-511
  13. The Battle-Bot

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 513-562
  14. Alternate Control

    • John-David Warren, Josh Adams, Harald Molle
    Pages 563-580
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 581-601

About this book

This book will show you how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. You'll learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors used in robotics. You also discover controller methods and failsafe methods, and learn how to apply them to your project. The book starts with basic robots and moves into more complex projects, including a GPS-enabled robot, a robotic lawn mower, a fighting bot, and even a DIY Segway-clone.

  • Introduction to the Arduino and other components needed for robotics 
  • Learn how to build motor controllers
  • Build bots from simple line-following and bump-sensor bots to more complex robots that can mow your lawn, do battle, or even take you for a ride

Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.

About the authors

JD is an electronics hobbyist, builder, and relentless tinkerer. As a child, he took apart everything he owned to figure out how it worked. Since then he has built many different projects ranging from anelectric fishing pole to a remote-controlled lawn mower, which was featured on the cover of MAKE magazine in April 2010. Having worked as a builder doing carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work for 8 years, his knowledge is founded in real world experience rather than textbook recitation. In addition to building robots and remote controlled toys, he enjoys automating everyday tasks, blinking LEDs, designing and etching PCBs, and lots of random things in between. Much of his time has been spent researching, building, and testing various motor-controllers to make his bots move. As a self-proclaimed poor man's roboticist, he will always try to find the cheapest way to do something usually by building it himself. JD graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a degree in Business Management. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his beautiful wife Melissa and their growing flock of animals.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4302-3184-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)