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Robot Books are one of the best resources for learning to design, build and program your robots. We have general robot design books and many platform specific development guides.


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  • The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide, Second Edition
    Very god for students.
    Review by Marina
    Very god, but I expected more from this book. Perhaps my expectations were to high.
    (Posted on 4/24/14)
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Robo Sapiens: Witnessing the Evolution of the Human Race

Posted on August 28, 2014

By Mario Tremblay & filled under Cyborgs, Exoskeleton, Humanoids, Science, Sport, Wearable Technology.

  In many ways, the human race has advanced radically in a very short period of time. People born with missing limbs can now live full and “normal” lives, as can those who have suffered injuries and amputations. This is a far cry from the days when an amputated leg meant either life with a [...]
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Basics: Where Can I Find Help and Resources?

Posted on March 15, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

Troubleshooting a robot, building a custom robot or simply searching for the right part is significantly easier when there are others who are not only knowledgeable but are willing and able to help.   RobotShop Help   RobotShop understands that selecting the ideal robot, building a custom robot and troubleshooting are important to users. LEARNING [...]
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Robotic Kits

Posted on January 30, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

About Beginner Kits Beginner Robot Kits have the following general characteristics: Suitable for an average age of 8+ (see each kit for specific information) Easy to assembly and no soldering required Pre-programmed or remote controlled Usually one or two degrees of freedom (motions) This category includes remote controlled fighting robots, robots that react to their [...]
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Arduino Robotics Projects

Posted on January 19, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Arduino Tutorials, Robotics Projects & Kits.

About Arduino Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other [...]
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Interview With DIY Robotics Guru Gordon McComb

Posted on June 20, 2011

By Carlos Asmat & filled under Uncategorized.

Gordon McComb is a seasoned robot builder and author of the very popular and incredibly useful book Robot Builder’s Bonanza. This book is an almost necessary resource for all robot makers ranging from DIY weekend tinkerers to commercial robot builders. Gordon McComb has written more than 60 books and thousands of magazine articles—more than a [...]
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I knew it was something I was doing wrong. I'm not familiar with C++. I can do some C and Basic. I guess its time to brush up on some C++. any good books you know of? Thanks for the code update i'll read through it.
2014-06-29 14:07 by Philtkp
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Calibrating a PID controller can be pretty tricky (there are many large books about it), but for a primer I would recommend the Wikipedia article: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PID_controller Can you measure how much current is being consumed by the motor ...
2014-05-28 13:05 by jarcand
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... I guess my next question is; is there any material on programming a robot to walk with the Arduino IDE? I know basically how to use Arduino, I experimented with it heavily and got a few books with small projects and practiced those. Are there any anotated code examples ...
2014-04-23 17:49 by Varmithunter
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... Kit), I would prefer suggestions from pros such as yourself for guidance with the target project at hand instead of me blindly purchasing books and materials. I'm also in a very rural location (3-4 hours from a K-Mart, Radio Shack or College) so taking an electronics class isn't an option ...
2014-01-30 12:19 by Jmair
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Ok - that's really cool and creative! Do the books open to a specific page?
2013-12-23 09:16 by CBenson
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... in the Bristol Central Library as part of their 400 Year Anniversary. For this we are building interactive walls covered in 400 animatronic books. Since that post we have had two months of hard work to go from concept to Installing in the library. We have the first 100 books in and running, ...
2013-12-21 13:05 by blobbington
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... installation in the Bristol Library as part of their 400 Year Anniversary. For this we are building interactive walls covered in 400 animatronic books. We are intending to use a Hitec HS645MG to animate each book. Those good at maths will work out that that means we are using 400 servos... :D ...
2013-10-02 07:52 by blobbington
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... would work, but I haven't figured out how to assign it to a port rather then to talk to Linux. Also looking for good Linux (Ubuntu) and Python books. Alan KM6VV P.S. Got Python 2.7 and the windows part loaded, trying to get VPython up so that I can play with the razor 9DOF IMU a little. (should ...
2013-03-09 18:49 by KM6VV
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kurte wrote:
As for understanding Gaits, I have just try to learn by looking over the shoulders of ones like Xan and Zenta :)

Kurt


Did Xan and Zenta learn those things from books or just experience with robots ?
2013-03-05 12:03 by PermaFrost
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... low level places to learn some of this, usually with real simple robots, examples include: Seattle Robotics Society has (had) workshops and ... For intermediate level stuff, not sure. I have several different books, but most of them did not help much. For advanced (Make my head hurt) ...
2013-03-05 11:57 by kurte
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I want to learn how to make a code given any robot, can someone lead me to a good tutorial or a book the explains how to construct ... of its simplicity and popularity. There are tutorials online and a variety of books out there: http://www.robotshop.com/books.html For example: http://www.robotshop.com/arduino-robot-bonanza.html
2013-03-05 09:16 by CBenson
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... 'bot. Alan KM6VV Alan, I think it's time to split this off into a "Robot Operating System (ROS)" topic under the Linux forum. Maybe someone ... needs to be expanded to fully support the BotBoarduino. Got any good books on Ubuntu 10.04? That is so yesterday! :lol: Get updated to 12.10 ...
2013-03-02 03:30 by KM6VV
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Alan, I think it's time to split this off into a "Robot Operating System (ROS)" topic under the Linux forum. Maybe someone ... This needs to be expanded to fully support the BotBoarduino. Got any good books on Ubuntu 10.04? That is so yesterday! :lol: Get updated to 12.10 asap ...
2013-03-02 02:44 by linuxguy
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... doesn't drive an SSC-32. But it's a start. Just expand it! I need a tilt/pan for my HexaTraxx Moose 'bot, which uses Ubuntu and ROS. Got any good books on Ubuntu 10.04? A friend of mine has a new book out on ROS: ros_by_example___volume_1 Available as either a PDF or a paperback. Alan KM6VV
2013-02-28 17:19 by KM6VV
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... jdmkid. Going to be 17 years old this week, yay. I found a few videos of Hexapods and thought they were cool, so bought an arduino, and a few books, and hopefully in the next few weeks i can order my parts to make my own hexapod, inspired by Zentas Phoenix. This community seems great so hopefully ...
2013-01-27 16:43 by jdmkid
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