Build Your Own All-Terrain Robot

Build Your Own All-Terrain Robot

By: Kathy McGowan (author), Brad Graham (author)Paperback

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Description

Remotely operated robots are becoming increasingly popular because they allow the operators to explore areas that may not normally be easily accessible. The use of video-controlled technology has sparked a growing public interest not just in hobbyists, but also in the areas of research, space, archeology, deep-sea exploration, and even the military. Significant changes in the technology marketplace have made the creation of an all-terrain, video controlled robot accessible to even the amateur robotic hobbyist. There are many robotics project books currently on the market, but most are targeted to hobbyists, and are strictly for indoor use. This book has the ideal mix of "brains and brawn," making it appealing to hobbyists and interested professionals alike.

About Author

Brad Graham is an inventor, robotics hobbyist, and founder and host of the atomiczombie.com Web site, which receives approximately 2500 hits a week. He is also the co-author of Atomic Zombie's Bicycle Builder's Bonanza, perhaps the most creative bicycle-building guide ever written. A computer and network professional with Freedom 2000 Complete Technical Services, which he co-founded with partner Kathy McGowan in 2000, Mr. Graham specializes in computer network setup and maintenance, custom programming, data storage and recovery, and security services. Kathy McGowan provides logistical and marketing support for many robotics, bicycle, computer, and publishing projects through Freedom 2000 and atomiczombie.com. She also manages the daily administrative operations of both companies and provides personal computer training, sales, and technical services. Additionally, Ms. McGowan is co-author of Atomic Zombie's Bicycle Builder's Bonanza.

Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: An Introduction to Video-Controlled Robots Chapter 2: An Overview of the Technologies Used in This Book Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Parts for the Job Chapter 4: Planning and Building the Frame Chapter 5: Remote Control Operations Chapter 6: Motor-Speed Control Chapter 7: Video Cameras and Transmitters Chapter 8: Camera Control and Lighting Chapter 9: Safety and Obstacle Avoidance Chapter 10: All-Weather Body Design Chapter 11: Houston, We Have a Problem Chapter 12: Sources for Parts and Information Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780071437417
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 298
  • ID: 9780071437417
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 007143741X

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