Robot Builder's Sourcebook: Over 2,500 Sources for Robot Parts

Paperback | September 5, 2002

byGordon McComb

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EVERYTHING THE ROBOTICS HOBBYIST NEEDS TO LEARN -- WHAT IT IS -- WHERE TO GET IT -- HOW TO GET STARTED FROM THE AUTHOR OF ROBOT BUILDERi S BONANZA! Fascinated by the world of robotics but doni t know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? Want the names, addresses, phone numbers, and web sites of companies that can supply the exact part, plan, kit, building material, programming language, operating system, computer system, or publication youi ve been searching for? Turn to Robot Builderi s Sourcebooki a unique clearinghouse of information for that willopen 2500+ new doors and spark almost as many new ideas. Written by GordonMcComb, author of the classic Robot Builderi s Bonanza,one of the most popular books ever written on amateur robotics, the Sourcebook lists over 2500 mail-order suppliers and other sources, including local-area businesses, cross-referenced and categorized to make your search quick andeasy. Youi ll find detailed information about the resources, including addresses and phone numbers: In short, everything you need to find i and acquire i common and uncommon robotics parts and supplies. In order to provide a true i robotics goldmine,i this one-of-a kind guide also includes:* Dozens of informative i sidebarsi to help you understand essential robotic technologies such as motor types, sensor design, and howto select the best materials * Scores of relevant articles designed to fill-in informational gaps, stimulate thinking, and help you make the mostof all the material the Sourcebook makes available to youIf you want to know where in the world of robotics you can find it . . . turn to the Sourcebook. .

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EVERYTHING THE ROBOTICS HOBBYIST NEEDS TO LEARN -- WHAT IT IS -- WHERE TO GET IT -- HOW TO GET STARTED FROM THE AUTHOR OF ROBOT BUILDERi S BONANZA! Fascinated by the world of robotics but doni t know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? ...

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EVERYTHING THE ROBOTICS HOBBYIST NEEDS TO LEARN -- WHAT IT IS -- WHERE TO GET IT -- HOW TO GET STARTEDFROM THE AUTHOR OF ROBOT BUILDER’S BONANZA!Fascinated by the world of robotics but don’t know how to tap into the incredible amount of information available on the subject? Clueless as to locating specific information on robotics? Want...

Gordon McComb is the author of more than 50 books and 1,000 magazine articles and newspaper columns, most of them on science and technology. His writings have appeared in Popular Science, Omni, High Technology, Poptronix, Popular Electronics, Radio-Electronics, Mechanix Illustrated, PC Magazine, and dozens of others. For 13 years he wr...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 5, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071406859

ISBN - 13:9780071406857

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Table of Contents

Introduction

How to Use the Source Listings

Acknowledgements

Actuators

Actuators-Motion Products

Actuators-Motors

Actuators-Other

Actuators-Pnuematic

Actuators-Shape Memory Alloy

Barcoding

Batteries and Power

Books

Books-Electronics

Books-Robotics

Books-Technical

Communications

Communications-Infrared

Communications-RF

Competitions

Competitions-Combat

Competitions-Entrant

Competitions-Maze

Competitions-Other

Competitions-Soccer & Ball Playing

Competitions-Sumo

Computers

Computers-Data Acquisition

Computers-I/O

Computers-Single Board Computers

Distributor/Wholesaler

Distributor/Wholesaler-Industrial Electronics

Distributor/Wholesaler-Other Components

Electronics

Electronics-Circuit Examples

Electronics-Connectors

Electronics-Display

Electronics-Miscellaneous

Electronics-Obsolete

Electronics-PCB-Design

Electronics-PCB-Production

Electronics-Soldering

Electronics-Sound & Music

Electronics-Specialty

Entertainment

Entertainment-Art

Entertainment-Books & Movies

Fasteners

Fests and Shows

Internet

Internet-Bulletin Board/Mailing List

Internet-Calculators & Converters

Internet-Edu/Government Labs

Internet-Informational

Internet-Links

Internet-Personal Web Page

Internet-Plans & Guides

Internet-Research

Internet-Search

Internet-Usenet Newsgroups

Internet-Web Ring

Journals and Magazines

Kits

Kits-Electronic

Kits-Robotic

LEGO

LEGO-General

LEGO-Mindstorms

Machine Framing

Manufacturer

Manufacturer-Components

Manufacturer-Glues & Adhesives

Manufacturer-Semiconductors

Manufacturer-Tools

Materials

Materials-Fiberglass & Carbon Composites

Materials-Foam

Materials-Lighting

Materials-Metal

Materials-Other

Materials-Paper and & Plastic Laminates

Materials-Plastics

Materials-Store Fixtures

Materials-Transfer Film

Microcontrollers

Microcontrollers-Hardware

Microcontrollers-Programming

Microcontrollers-Software

Motor Control

Outside-of-the-Box

Portal

Portal-Other

Portal-Programming

Portal-Robotics

Power Transmission

Professional Societies

Programming

Programming-Examples

Programming-Languages

Programming-Platforms & Software

Programming-Robotic Simulations

Programming-Telerobotics

Programming-Tutorial & How-to

Radio Control

Radio Control-Accessories

Radio Control-Hardware

Radio Control-Servo Control

Radio Control-Servos

Retail

Retail-Armatures & Doll Parts

Retail-Arts & Crafts

Retail-Auctions

Retail-Automotive Supplies

Retail-Discount & Department

Retail-Educational Supply

Retail-General Electronics

Retail-Hardware & Home Improvement

Retail-Office Supplies

Retail-Opticals & Lasers

Retail-Other

Retail-Other Electronics

Retail-Other Materials

Retail-Robotics Specialty

Retail-Science

Retail-Surplus Electronics

Retail-Surplus Mechanical

Retail-Train & Hobby

Robots

Robots-BEAM

Robots-Educational

Robots-Experimental

Robots-Hobby & Kit

Robots-Industrial/Research

Robots-Personal

Robots-Walking

Sensors

Sensors-Encoders

Sensors-GPS

Sensors-Optical

Sensors-Other

Sensors-RFID

Sensors-Strain & Load Cells

Sensors-Tilt & Accelerometer

Sensors-Ultrasonic

Supplies

Supplies-Casting & Mold Making

Supplies-Chemicals

Supplies-Glues & Adhesives

Supplies-Paints

Test and Measurement

Tools

Tools-Accessories

Tools-CNC

Tools-Hand

Tools-Machinery

Tools-Power

Tools-Precision & Miniature

Toys

Toys-Construction

Toys-Electronics

Toys-Robots

User Groups

Video

Video-Cameras

Video-Imagers

Video-Programming & APIs

Video-Transmitters

Wheels and Casters

Appendix A: Yellow Pages-First Line of Defense

Company Reference

Where to Find It

About the Author

Editorial Reviews

A comprehensive listing (with address, phone numbers, web sites) of over 2500 suppliers and manufacturers of robot components, materials, tools, and much more. There are even sources for tracking down older and hard-to-find parts. Also listed are books, journals, magazines, professional societies, and Internet resources, including education sites, competition information, and web sites where hobbyists can find examples of program code. Dozens of sidebars and articles on various robotics topics break up the directory feel. The author also indicates recommended sources based on his own experiences and identifies "premium" sources that are dedicated to robot hobbyists.