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Robot Building for Dummies
by Roger Arrick, Nancy Stevenson
Publisher: For Dummies
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Book Description
Discover what robots can do and how they work

Find out how to build your own robot and program it to perform tasks

Ready to enter the robot world? This book is your passport! It walks you through building your very own little metal assistant from a kit, dressing it up, giving it a brain, programming it to do things, even making it talk. Along the way, you’ll gather some tidbits about robot history, enthusiasts’ groups, and more.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Product Details
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; edition (Sep 29, 2023)
  • ISBN: 0764540696
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 Based on 6 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 24808

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

2Good resource, but only if you want to build his kit, Dec 28, 2022
I bought this book thinking it would tell me how to program my own robot, and maybe how to make one from scratch. It just tells you a little bit of the basics, them moves on how to build the robot on his site. But it is an excellent book if you can afford his kit and dont want to move on to anything very advanced.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

4Got me started into robotics, Oct 10, 2023
This book pretty easy to understand. Most others I looked at were too focused on one area or didn't show me how to actually get a real robot. I was reluctant to spend the money needed to buy a robot but finally did and it's awesome. I've added the light sensor and the camera with the movable head so far. This is my new hobby and its cool!

Go Wranglers!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Awesome Book For The Robotics Beginner, Aug 25, 2023
Totally cool book!!!!! This is the first book related to robotics that I ever read. It's what got me hooked on robotics. I'd recommend this to any robotics beginner. Packed with helpfull information, this book is a no-questions-asked must-get!!!!!

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful:

1Don't waste your money on the book or the required $318 kit, May 24, 2023
I have been into the hobby of robotics for many years now and have to say that "THIS BOOK IS USELESS TO ANYONE HOPING TO BEGIN OR IMPROVE THEIR ROBOTICS SKILL SET". I was given this book as a gift for my birthday and have to admit it was a wasted gift. The first half (3rd actually) of the book is based on pure beginner how to and info, fine. Through out the basic discussion of gear ratios , batteries and electronics are references to the Arobot kit and how it is mentioned later. In the second half (3rd actually) of the book, where Roger starts the high level discussion on robotics, all you do is construct the $235 - $318 robot kit that he sells on his web page. The most helpful information in the whole book came from the list of 10's section (the last 3rd) found in all dummies books. If it weren't a gift I would have gotten my money back.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Robots, Electronics and much more, Mar 22, 2023
This book is a grrrreat introduction to electronics and robotics.
If you have a young son or daughter and would like to share a wonderful learning experience with him or her , get this book along with the ARobot!
There's a lot to learn here : basic hands-on techniques such as soldering, theory and application of electronic components, and the wonderful world of microcontrollers : how to program them, how to use them to control a Robot's movement and how to implement interfaces with the outside world through different kinds of sensors.
Your kid will definitely thank you !


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