PDA Robotics by Doug Williams

PDA Robotics

byDoug Williams

Paperback | June 25, 2003

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BUILD A ROBOT AND MAKE IT RUN -; RIGHT FROM YOUR PDA! The virtual chasm between PDAs and robots has been spanned, with McGraw-Hill's PDA Robotics:Using Your Personal Digital Assistant to Control Your Robot, an easy-to-read guide to integrating these two pieces of technology into a single, remote-controlled powerhouse. Written in easy-to-understand language by a renowned software designer and robotics expert, this unique resource reveals innovative concepts and designs, helping you to build your own PDA-controlled robot from the ground up. As a result, you'll be able to: * Allow any PDA to communicate with and control your robot * Establish a wireless RF link between your PDA and robot * Acquire low-cost, standard, and easily obtainable components * Learn about specialsoftware, control circuits, and interface ideas for creating artificial life forms * Customize modules easily * And more! Perfect for hobbyists, students of electronics, and engineers alike, this book is your entree into the brave new world of PDA-controlled robots! Inside: * The Anatomy of a PDA * Software IDEs and Electronic Design * Movement Systems * Wireless RF * Room Radar and Sonar Devices * And Much More!

About The Author

Doug Williamsis a software designer fir Agfa Healthcare. A resident of Ontario, Canada, he has worked in the computer industry for nearly 10 years, specializing in radar systems control, medical imaging software, and electronic interface technologies.
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Title:PDA RoboticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 0.79 × 5.97 × 8.99 inPublished:June 25, 2003Publisher:Mcgraw-hill Ryerson LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071417419

ISBN - 13:9780071417419

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Anatomy of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

Chapter 2: Robotic System Overview

Chapter 3: Tools and Equipment

Chapter 4: Infrared Communications Overview

Chapter 5: The Electronics

Chapter 6: Building PDA Robot

Chapter 7: Programming the PIC16F876 Microcontroller

Chapter 8: PDA Robot Palm OS Software Using Code Warrior 8.0

Chapter 9: PDA Robot Software for Pocket PC 2002 (Windows CE)

Chapter 10: The PDA Robotics Command Center

Chapter 11: Infinitely Expandable

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