Create high-tech walking, talking, and
"McComb hasn’t missed a beat. It’s an absolute winner!"
Breathe life into the robots of your dreams—without advanced
electronics or programming skills.
Arduino Robot Bonanza
shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and
Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add
your own unique flair.
This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide starts with the
Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical
TuneBot, the remote-controlled TeleBot, a slithering snakelike 'bot,
and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach!
Build Fun, Affordable Robots with Arduino. Get
cutting-edge plans for several different robots. Teach your robots
to react and follow commands.
- Get started on the Arduino
board and software
- Build a microcontroller-based
- Hook up high-tech sensors and
- Write and debug powerful
- Navigate by walking, rolling,
- Program your 'bot to react and
explore on its own
- Add remote control and wireless
- Generate sound effects and
- Develop functional robot arms
- Extend plans and add exciting
Ch 1. Ins and Outs of the Arduino Microcontroller
Ch 2. Arduino as a Robot Brain
Ch 3. Connecting Things to the Arduino
Ch 4. Enhancing Your Robot with Sensors
Ch 5. Expanding the Arduino
Ch 6. Layout and Design
Ch 7. The TestBot Test Platform
Ch 8. Mini Kissing Bug
Ch 9. Animatronic Parrot
Ch 10. Your Robot Avatar
Ch 11. Slithering Snake
Ch 12. 18-Servo WalkerBot
Ch 13. PC-based Autonomous Robot
Ch 14. Crash Course in Electronics
Ch 15. Learning the Arduino Programming Language
Ch 16. Setting Up Your Robotics Laboratory
Gordon McComb is one of the world’s leading authors on
amateur and educational robotics. His bestselling book,
Robot Builder’s Bonanza,
first published in 1987 and now in its fourth edition, is a
renowned, widely read guide for the robot builder.
McComb is also the author of 65 other books, plus thousands of
magazine articles for such publications as Popular Science
and Modern Electronics.
For 13 years, he wrote a weekly syndicated newspaper column on
computers and technology, which reached several million readers