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Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot

Building robots that sense and interact with their environment used to be tricky. Now, Arduino makes it easy. With this book and an Arduino microcontroller and software creation environment, you’ll learn how to build and program a robot that can roam around, sense its environment, and perform a wide variety of tasks. All you to get started with the fun projects is a little programming experience and a keen interest in electronics.

Make a robot that obeys your every command—or runs on its own.

Maybe you’re a teacher who wants to show students how to build devices that can move, sense, respond, and interact with the physical world. Or perhaps you’re a hobbyist looking for a robot companion to make your world a little more futuristic. With Make an Arduino Controlled Robot, you’ll learn how to build and customize smart robots on wheels.

You will:

  • Explore robotics concepts like movement, obstacle detection, sensors, and remote control
  • Use Arduino to build two- and four-wheeled robots
  • Put your robot in motion with motor shields, servos, and DC motors
  • Work with distance sensors, infrared reflectance sensors, and remote control receivers
  • Understand how to program your robot to take on all kinds of real-world physical challenges

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Robot Building
Chapter 2. Building the Electronics
Chapter 3. Building the Two-Wheeled Mobile Platform
Chapter 4. Building the Four-Wheeled Mobile Platform
Chapter 5. Tutorial: Getting Started with Arduino
Chapter 6. Testing the Robot’s Basic Functions
Chapter 7. Controlling Speed and Direction
Chapter 8. Tutorial: Introduction to Sensors
Chapter 9. Modifying the Robot to React to Edges and Lines
Chapter 10. Autonomous Movement
Chapter 11. Remote Control

Appendix A. Enhancing Your Robot
Appendix B. Using Other Hardware with Your Robot
Appendix C. Debugging Your Robot
Appendix D. Power Sources
Appendix E. Programming Constructs
Appendix F. Arduino Pin and Timer Usage

Book Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media / Make (October 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449344372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449344375
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  1. karthik says:

    Make: Lego and Arduino Projects is the only book you haven’t covered till now in this series hope you would post it tooooo 😀

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