Build A Remote-Controlled Robot

Paperback | March 25, 2002

byDavid Shircliff

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Since the 1987 release of Gordon McComb's block-buster Robot Builder's Bonanza, hobbyists have looked to TAB as The Source for cutting-edge, how-to robotics titles.

These groundbreaking, heavily-illustrated books explain how to create everything from basic, simple robots to ones that walk, see, feel, talk, listen and fight! Written by "professors of robotics" such as Gordon McComb and John lovine, they're great for beginners as well as experienced robot builders.

Authoritative, innovative, fun, and always far ahead of anyone else, TAB continues the tradition with Build Your Own Remote-Controlled Robot.

-- Complete plans for building the inexpensive "Questor" Robot

-- Includes step-by-step detailed photographs of every stage of the assembly process

-- Provides easy-to-read wiring diagrams and a complete parts list

-- The perfect "first book" for amateur robotics

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Since the 1987 release of Gordon McComb's block-buster Robot Builder's Bonanza, hobbyists have looked to TAB as The Source for cutting-edge, how-to robotics titles.These groundbreaking, heavily-illustrated books explain how to create everything from basic, simple robots to ones that walk, see, feel, talk, listen and fight! Written by "...

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NOW BUILDING YOUR OWN REMOTE-CONTROLLEDQUESTOR ROBOT IS: * MUCH EASIER THAN YOU THINK* VERY INEXPENSIVE* GREAT FUN* SIMPLE WITH THIS BOOKHere are all the step-by-step, heavily illustrated plans you need to build a full-sized, remote-controlled robot named Questor--without any advanced electronic or programming skills. It's the perfect ...

DAVID SHIRCLIFF is a teacher at Seneca Ridge Middle School in Loudon County, Virginia, where he teaches classes in technology education. A dedicated electronics enthusiast, Mr. Shircliff has been researching and building robots for over twenty years.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 8.98 × 6.32 × 0.43 inPublished:March 25, 2002Publisher:Mcgraw HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071385436

ISBN - 13:9780071385435

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: THE MOTORIZED PLATFORM

Preparing Motorized Wheels

The Platform

Moutning Wheels

Third Castor Wheel

Finishing Touches

Chapter 2: BODY FRAMEWORK

Cutting Aluminum

Drilling and Cutting the Sections

Assembling Framework

Mounting Framework on the Platform

Mounting the Vacuum Outlet

Chapter 3: POWER SUPPLY AND TEMPORARY CONTROL BOX

Mounting Batteries and Barrier Strips

Wiring Platform

Temporary Control Box

Control Box Construction

Wiring the Temporary Control Box

Using the Control Box

Chapter 4: REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM

Motherboard

Wiring the Motherboard

Completing the Motherboard

Installing and Wiring the Motherboard

Using the Remote Control System

Chapter 5: ARMS AND SUBSYSTEMS

Arms

Drink Dispenser

The Head

Wiring the Vacuum System

Chapter 6: SKIN AND FINISHING TOUCHES

Skin

Mounting Tray

Mounting Controls

Body Lights and Horn

12-Volt Power Outlet

Bow Tie

Painting and Trimming the Body

Trim

Sources

Index

Editorial Reviews

First published in 1987 under the title "How to Build a Robot for Less Than $300," this edition retains the original premise: building a robot on the cheap. The project outlined here by an experienced teacher is a whimsical remote-controlled robot butler named Questor, which readers can build with little prior knowledge of electronics.