The Resource Building your own robots, by Gordon McComb

Building your own robots, by Gordon McComb

Label
Building your own robots
Title
Building your own robots
Statement of responsibility
by Gordon McComb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fun robotics projects that teach kids to make, hack, and learn!
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McComb, Gordon
Dewey number
629.892
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Dummies junior
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robots
  • Robots
  • Robots
  • Robotics
  • Robotics
  • Robots
  • Robots
  • Robots
  • Robots
  • Robots
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Building your own robots, by Gordon McComb
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: get started with robot-building -- About this book -- Basic tools and supplies -- About you -- For parents -- About the icons -- Project 1: make a brushbot, fast and easy! -- Understanding what makes a robot -- Building your first robot: make a brushbot "walking" robot -- For vibrating motors: hack your toothbrush -- Use just the right bristle brush -- Materials you need -- Tools you need -- Making the brushbot -- simple version -- Making the brushbot -- open guts version -- Remove the battery compartment and motor from the toothbrush -- Only if needed: cut off the brush head -- Tape the battery compartment to the motor -- Test the motor -- Attach a rubber band to hold the battery cover in place -- Glue the motor to the back of the brush -- Going further -- Project 2: build a robot from a toy car -- Building a motorized robotic buggy -- Find the right toy car -- Materials you need -- Tools you need -- Making the bot -- Take the body off the car chassis -- Add a rubber layer to the motor shaft -- Wire the motor -- Mount the motor -- Test the motor with a battery -- Connect and mount the batteries -- Playing with your robot buggy -- Going further -- Project 3: build a mousebot -- Getting everything rounded up -- Materials you need -- Tools you need -- Making the mousebot -- Add a rubber "tire" to the motor shafts -- Attach wires to the motors -- Cut the base piece -- Mount the motors -- Add a "tail" -- Test each motor with a battery -- Wire the battery holder -- Mount the battery holder -- Playing with the mousebot -- Going further -- Project 4: hack a radio-controlled toy -- Finding radio-controlled toys for robot forging -- The good, the bad, and the not so pretty -- Steering styles -- Two examples of hackable R/C toys -- Hacking the car-type R/C toy -- Materials you need -- Tools you need -- Disassemble the toy car -- Cut the parts for the switch and control base -- Construct the switch -- Wire the switch to create an "H-bridge" circuit -- Wire the switch to the motor -- Attach the wires to the R/C car motor -- Wire the battery holder -- Mount the battery holder -- Test the R/C car using your homebrew switch -- Substituting with readymade switches -- Extra parts you need -- Wire the switches -- Run the R/C car through its paces -- Going further
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
v, 123 pages
Isbn
9781119302438
Lccn
2016947914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959749847
  • 1607271
  • (OCoLC)ocn959749847
  • 1607271
Label
Building your own robots, by Gordon McComb
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: get started with robot-building -- About this book -- Basic tools and supplies -- About you -- For parents -- About the icons -- Project 1: make a brushbot, fast and easy! -- Understanding what makes a robot -- Building your first robot: make a brushbot "walking" robot -- For vibrating motors: hack your toothbrush -- Use just the right bristle brush -- Materials you need -- Tools you need -- Making the brushbot -- simple version -- Making the brushbot -- open guts version -- Remove the battery compartment and motor from the toothbrush -- Only if needed: cut off the brush head -- Tape the battery compartment to the motor -- Test the motor -- Attach a rubber band to hold the battery cover in place -- Glue the motor to the back of the brush -- Going further -- Project 2: build a robot from a toy car -- Building a motorized robotic buggy -- Find the right toy car -- Materials you need -- Tools you need -- Making the bot -- Take the body off the car chassis -- Add a rubber layer to the motor shaft -- Wire the motor -- Mount the motor -- Test the motor with a battery -- Connect and mount the batteries -- Playing with your robot buggy -- Going further -- Project 3: build a mousebot -- Getting everything rounded up -- Materials you need -- Tools you need -- Making the mousebot -- Add a rubber "tire" to the motor shafts -- Attach wires to the motors -- Cut the base piece -- Mount the motors -- Add a "tail" -- Test each motor with a battery -- Wire the battery holder -- Mount the battery holder -- Playing with the mousebot -- Going further -- Project 4: hack a radio-controlled toy -- Finding radio-controlled toys for robot forging -- The good, the bad, and the not so pretty -- Steering styles -- Two examples of hackable R/C toys -- Hacking the car-type R/C toy -- Materials you need -- Tools you need -- Disassemble the toy car -- Cut the parts for the switch and control base -- Construct the switch -- Wire the switch to create an "H-bridge" circuit -- Wire the switch to the motor -- Attach the wires to the R/C car motor -- Wire the battery holder -- Mount the battery holder -- Test the R/C car using your homebrew switch -- Substituting with readymade switches -- Extra parts you need -- Wire the switches -- Run the R/C car through its paces -- Going further
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
v, 123 pages
Isbn
9781119302438
Lccn
2016947914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959749847
  • 1607271
  • (OCoLC)ocn959749847
  • 1607271

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