Homemade Robots: 10 Simple Bots to Build with Stuff Around the House
Название: Homemade Robots: 10 Bots You Can Build with Stuff Around the House: 10 Simple Bots to Build with Stuff Around the House
Автор: Randy Sarafan
Издательство: No Starch Press
Размер: 40.7 MB
Homemade Robots teaches total beginners how to quickly and easily build 10 mobile, autonomous bots with simple tools and common household materials. A Perfect DIY STEAM adventure for the electronically curious.
Homemade Robots is a beginner’s guide to building a wide range of mobile, autonomous bots using common household materials. Its 10 creative and easy-to-follow projects are designed to maximize fun with minimal effort—no electronics experience necessary!
From the teetering Wobbler to the rolling Barreller, each bot is self-driving and has a unique personality. There’s the aptly named Inchworm Bot made of aluminum rulers; Buffer, a street sweeper-like bot that polishes the floor as it walks; and Sail Bot, which changes direction based on the wind.
The idea of building robots can seem daunting, but you don’t need to be an engineer, scientist, or wizard to get started. You need only some basic know-how and an open mind. Throughout this book, I’ll provide the knowledge you need to begin building robots. In exchange, I’m counting on you to be creative, inquisitive, and determined.
Robots come in many different types. Some robots, called humanoids, are smart and humanlike. These are the kinds you typically see in movies and are probably most familiar with. Other robots are more abstract and sculptural. BEAM robots, for example, are small sculptural robots built on the principle of Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanisms. These robots perform simple actions using basic recycled electronic components. Between those two extremes is an entire universe of different types of robots—too many to name here.
Randy Sarafan’s hacker approach to sculptural robotics will appeal to builders of all ages. You’ll learn basic electronics, get comfortable with tools and mechanical systems, and gain the confidence to explore further on your own. A wide world of robots is yours to discover, and Homemade Robots is the perfect starting point.