Download Arduino Robot Bonanza by Gordon McComb PDF

By Gordon McComb

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill schooling TAB
Publication Date: 2013-04-03
Number of Pages: 416
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

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Create high-tech strolling, speaking, and pondering robots

"McComb hasn't overlooked a beat. It's an absolute winner!" -GeekDad,
Breathe existence into the robots of your dreams-without complicated electronics or programming talents. Arduino robotic Bonanza exhibits you ways to construct self sufficient robots utilizing traditional instruments and customary elements. easy methods to cord issues up, application your robot's mind, and upload your personal precise aptitude. This easy-to-follow, absolutely illustrated advisor starts off with the Teachbot and strikes to extra advanced initiatives, together with the musical TuneBot, the remote-controlled TeleBot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robot arm with sixteen inches of reach!

  • Get begun at the Arduino board and software
  • Build a microcontroller-based brain
  • Hook up high-tech sensors and controllers
  • Write and debug strong Arduino apps
  • Navigate through strolling, rolling, or slithering
  • Program your 'bot to react and discover on its own
  • Add handheld remote control and instant video
  • Generate sound results and synthesized speech
  • Develop sensible robotic palms and grippers
  • Extend plans and upload intriguing features

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The speed of a motor depends on the average voltage applied to it, and the PWM method is a way of controlling this average voltage. It’s energy efficient because the transistors are either completely off or on. Figure 3-7. PWM for motor at power level 35% With the standard firmware, the length of the cycle is 128μs. This corresponds to a 7800Hz frequency, which is an audible frequency that can sometimes be heard as a high-pitched whistling. The 128μs length of cycle allows a much better linearity of the command than the one used by the RCX.

This operation is illustrated in Figure 3-14. The sides and the top must be covered, but obviously not the bottom that contains the contacts. The method is simple, but not very reliable, because there is no lock and it can be easily pulled out. Figure 3-12. Filing off the latch Figure 3-13. Filing off the front support 35 36 CHAPTER 3 ■ CONNECTING TO THE NXT Figure 3-14. The connector is thickened with tape Modified Telephone Plug Method One of the authors (Philo) pioneered the RJ-12 surgery method.

Just connect one wire to each screw and you’re ready to go.

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