Author: John-David Warren,Josh Adams,Harald Molle

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430231831

Category: Computers

Page: 628

View: 8086

This book will show you how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. You'll learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors used in robotics. You also discover controller methods and failsafe methods, and learn how to apply them to your project. The book starts with basic robots and moves into more complex projects, including a GPS-enabled robot, a robotic lawn mower, a fighting bot, and even a DIY Segway-clone. Introduction to the Arduino and other components needed for robotics Learn how to build motor controllers Build bots from simple line-following and bump-sensor bots to more complex robots that can mow your lawn, do battle, or even take you for a ride Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color. What you’ll learn Basics of motor-control Basics of PCB design and fabrication R/C control and decoding Autonomous sensor guidance Frame building from various materials Instructions for a variety of robot designs Who this book is for Electronics and robotics hobbyists and DIY builders. Table of Contents The Basics Arduino for Robotics Let’s Get Moving Linus the Line-Bot Wally the Wall-Bot Making PCBs The Bug-Bot Explorer-Bot RoboBoat Lawn-Bot 400 The Seg-Bot The Battle-Bot Alternate Control
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Author: Gordon McComb

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071782788

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 5035

Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots "McComb hasn’t missed a beat. It’s an absolute winner!" -GeekDad, Wired.com Breathe life into the robots of your dreams—without advanced electronics or programming skills. Arduino Robot Bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide starts with the Teachbot and moves to more complex projects, including the musical TuneBot, the remote-controlled TeleBot, a slithering snakelike 'bot, and a robotic arm with 16 inches of reach! Get started on the Arduino board and software Build a microcontroller-based brain Hook up high-tech sensors and controllers Write and debug powerful Arduino apps Navigate by walking, rolling, or slithering Program your 'bot to react and explore on its own Add remote control and wireless video Generate sound effects and synthesized speech Develop functional robot arms and grippers Extend plans and add exciting features
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Author: Richard Grimmett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783989831

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 946

This book is for anyone who has been curious about using Arduino to create robotic projects that were previously the domain of research labs of major universities or defense departments. Some programming background is useful, but if you know how to use a PC, you can, with the aid of the step-by-step instructions in this book, construct complex robotic projects that can roll, walk, swim, or fly.
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Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144934433X

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 3114

Building robots that sense and interact with their environment used to be tricky. Now, Arduino makes it easy. With this book and an Arduino microcontroller and software creation environment, you’ll learn how to build and program a robot that can roam around, sense its environment, and perform a wide variety of tasks. All you to get started with the fun projects is a little programming experience and a keen interest in electronics. Make a robot that obeys your every command—or runs on its own. Maybe you’re a teacher who wants to show students how to build devices that can move, sense, respond, and interact with the physical world. Or perhaps you’re a hobbyist looking for a robot companion to make your world a little more futuristic. With Make an Arduino Controlled Robot, you’ll learn how to build and customize smart robots on wheels. You will: Explore robotics concepts like movement, obstacle detection, sensors, and remote control Use Arduino to build two- and four-wheeled robots Put your robot in motion with motor shields, servos, and DC motors Work with distance sensors, infrared reflectance sensors, and remote control receivers Understand how to program your robot to take on all kinds of real-world physical challenges
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Using Python and OpenCV

Author: Jeff Cicolani

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484234626

Category: Computers

Page: 363

View: 2861

Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi in conjunction with an Arduino to build a basic robot with advanced capabilities. Getting started in robotics does not have to be difficult. This book is an insightful and rewarding introduction to robotics and a catalyst for further directed study. You'll be led step by step through the process of building a robot that uses the power of a Linux based computer paired with the simplicity of Arduino. You’ll learn why the Raspberry Pi is a great choice for a robotics platform; its strengths as well as its shortcomings; how to overcome these limitations by implementing an Arduino; and the basics of the Python programming language as well as some of the more powerful features. With the Raspberry Pi you can give your project the power of a Linux computer, while Arduino makes interacting with sensors and motors very easy. These two boards are complimentary in their functions; where one falters the other performs admirably. The book also includes references to other great works to help further your growth in the exciting, and now accessible, field of smart robotics. As a bonus, the final chapter of the book demonstrates the real power of the Raspberry Pi by implementing a basic vision system. Using OpenCV and a standard USB web cam, you will build a robot that can chase a ball. What You'll Learn Install Raspbian, the operating system that drives the Raspberry Pi Drive motors through an I2C motor controller Read data through sensors attached to an Arduino Who This Book Is For Hobbyists and students looking for a rapid start in robotics. It assumes no technical background. Readers are guided to pursue the areas that interest them in more detail as they learn.
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Use Your Brain as a Remote

Author: Tero Karvinen,Kimmo Karvinen

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449326005

Category: Computers

Page: 98

View: 9985

Build a robot that responds to electrical activity in your brain—it’s easy and fun. If you’re familiar with Arduino and have basic mechanical building skills, this book will show you how to construct a robot that plays sounds, blinks lights, and reacts to signals from an affordable electroencephalography (EEG) headband. Concentrate and the robot will move. Focus more and it will go faster. Let your mind wander and the robot will slow down. You’ll find complete instructions for building a simple robot chassis with servos, wheels, sensors, LEDs, and a speaker. You also get the code to program the Arduino microcontroller to receive wireless signals from the EEG. Your robot will astound anyone who wears the EEG headband. This book will help you: Connect an inexpensive EEG device to Arduino Build a robot platform on wheels Calculate a percentage value from a potentiometer reading Mix colors with an RGB LED Play tones with a piezo speaker Write a program that makes the robot avoid boundaries Create simple movement routines
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Author: Don Wilcher

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430245728

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 120

View: 7412

Put the brain into your bot! Don Wilcher's Arduino Robotic Motor Controllers shows the way to building programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for robotic control of off-the-shelf toys and kits, as well as of robots you build yourself from the ground up. Arduino Robotic Motor Controllers walks you through building your own PLC using Arduino. You'll learn to connect your PLC to various sensors, and program it to control the various types of motors -- DC, servor, and sensor -- used in robotics. At the end of the book you'll be confident in builting your own robotic devices capable of independent operation within the parameters of your programming. Explains PLCs and how to build them using Arduion Covers the controlling of stepper motors and servos Helps you collect and interpret sensor data PLCs are small computing devices for controlling servo and stepper motors, collecting and reacting to sensor data, and for controlling devices such as LEDs and buzzers and anything else of that nature. PLCs have been used for decades in industry whenever there's been a need to control machines and circuits that must respond to changing conditions. The abiltiy to collect and interpret sensor data, and to translate that interpretation into new activity defines the PLC, and is precisely what is needed in the field of robotics. What you’ll learn Build and control a variety of small motors Collect and interpret sensor data Translate sensor data into motor control Bring robotic life to off-the-shelf kits Provide control over robots you build yourself Build devices that function independently in the physical world Who this book is for Arduino Robotic Motor Controllers is aimed at electronics hobbyists and new Arduino and robotics enthusiasts. It is especially appropriate for Arduino enthusiasts wanting to build devices that bridge the world of thought to the physcial world around us by creating devices capable of collecting and interpreting sensor input, and reacting in the real world.
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Robotics programming for beginners.

Author: Vineesh Kumar K K

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1947586750

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 76

View: 7316

Make your First Robot will help students to build and program their first robot using Arduino. It starts with an introduction of the hardware and software required to build and program the robots. The concepts are explained with simple analogies. Detailed explanation of the functionalities and programming of each hardware component are given. Integration of all the hardware components and programs to make a fully functional robot is explained for a mini Path-finder and Robotic Arm. Inexpensive components are used to build these robots. This book will flourish your imagination to the next level of robotics.
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Building NodeBots with Johnny-Five, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and BeagleBone

Author: Backstop Media,Rick Waldron,Pawel Szymczykowski,Raquel Velez,Julian David Duque,Anna Gerber,Emily Rose,Susan Hinton,Jonathan Beri,Donovan Buck,Sara Gorecki,Kassandra Perch,Andrew Fisher,David Resseguie,Lyza Danger Gardner,Bryan Hughes

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186918

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 5759

JavaScript Robotics is on the rise. Rick Waldron, the lead author of this book and creator of the Johnny-Five platform, is at the forefront of this movement. Johnny-Five is an open source JavaScript Arduino programming framework for robotics. This book brings together fifteen innovative programmers, each creating a unique Johnny-Five robot step-by-step, and offering tips and tricks along the way. Experience with JavaScript is a prerequisite.
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A Guide to Controlling Autonomous Robots

Author: Cameron Hughes,Tracey Hughes

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134176693

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 8599

Start programming robots NOW! Learn hands-on, through easy examples, visuals, and code This is a unique introduction to programming robots to execute tasks autonomously. Drawing on years of experience in artificial intelligence and robot programming, Cameron and Tracey Hughes introduce the reader to basic concepts of programming robots to execute tasks without the use of remote controls. Robot Programming: A Guide to Controlling Autonomous Robots takes the reader on an adventure through the eyes of Midamba, a lad who has been stranded on a desert island and must find a way to program robots to help him escape. In this guide, you are presented with practical approaches and techniques to program robot sensors, motors, and translate your ideas into tasks a robot can execute autonomously. These techniques can be used on today’s leading robot microcontrollers (ARM9 and ARM7) and robot platforms (including the wildly popular low-cost Arduino platforms, LEGO® Mindstorms EV3, NXT, and Wowee RS Media Robot) for your hardware/Maker/DIY projects. Along the way the reader will learn how to: Program robot sensors and motors Program a robot arm to perform a task Describe the robot’s tasks and environments in a way that a robot can process using robot S.T.O.R.I.E.S. Develop a R.S.V.P. (Robot Scenario Visual Planning) used for designing the robot’s tasks in an environment Program a robot to deal with the “unexpected” using robot S.P.A.C.E.S. Program robots safely using S.A.R.A.A. (Safe Autonomous Robot Application Architecture) Approach Program robots using Arduino C/C++ and Java languages Use robot programming techniques with LEGO® Mindstorms EV3, Arduino, and other ARM7 and ARM9-based robots.
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Author: Robert J. Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494856274

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 95

View: 8135

This book shows you how to build 2-wheel, 4-wheel and walking Arduino powered robots.
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Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software

Author: Tero Karvinen,Kimmo Karvinen

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144930723X

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 1693

Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, control devices with a computer, or make your own cell phone applications? It's a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly. Gain the know-how and experience to invent your own cool gadgets. With Arduino, building your own embedded gadgets is easy, even for beginners. Embedded systems are everywhere—inside cars, children’s toys, and mobile phones. This book will teach you the basics of embedded systems and help you build your first gadget in just a few days. Each learn-as-you-build project that follows will add to your knowledge and skills. Experiment with Arduino, the popular microcontroller board Build robots and electronic projects with easy-to-follow instructions Turn your ideas into working physical prototypes Use Android phones as remote controls in your projects Work with an uncomplicated programming language created for artists, designers, and hobbyists Get everyone involved, with projects that even beginners can build
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DIY Wi-Fi controlled robots

Author: Pradeeka Seneviratne

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788396375

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 2667

Build simple yet amazing robotics projects using ESP8266 About This Book Get familiar with ESP8266 and its features. Build Wi-FI controlled robots using ESP8266 A project based book that will use the ESP8266 board and some of its popular variations to build robots. Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at enthusiasts who are interested in developing low-cost robotics projects using ESP8266. A basic knowledge of programming will be useful but everything you need to know is are covered in the book. What You Will Learn Build a basic robot with the original ESP8266, Arduino UNO, and a motor driver board. Make a Mini Round Robot with ESP8266 HUZZAH Modify your Mini Round Robot by integrating encoders with motors Use the Zumo chassis kit to build a line-following robot by connecting line sensors Control your Romi Robot with Wiimote Build a Mini Robot Rover chassis with a gripper and control it through Wi-Fi Make a robot that can take pictures In Detail The ESP8266 Wi-Fi module is a self-contained SOC with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and can give any microcontroller access to your Wi-Fi network. It has a powerful processing and storage capability and also supports application hosting and Wi-Fi networking. This book is all about robotics projects based on the original ESP8266 microcontroller board and some variants of ESP8266 boards. It starts by showing all the necessary things that you need to build your development environment with basic hardware and software components. The book uses the original ESP8266 board and some variants such as the Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 and the Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 . You will learn how to use different type of chassis kits, motors, motor drivers, power supplies, distribution boards, sensors, and actuators to build robotics projects that can be controlled via Wi-Fi. In addition, you will learn how to use line sensors, the ArduiCam, Wii Remote, wheel encoders, and the Gripper kit to build more specialized robots. By the end of this book, you will have built a Wi-Fi control robot using ESP8266. Style and approach A project-based guide that will help you build exciting robotics using ESP8266.
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Author: Jon Lazar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430249307

Category: Computers

Page: 212

View: 7056

We all know how awesome LEGO is, and more and more people are discovering how many amazing things you can do with Arduino. In Arduino and LEGO Projects, Jon Lazar shows you how to combine two of the coolest things on the planet to make fun gadgets like a Magic Lantern RF reader, a sensor-enabled LEGO music box, and even an Arduino-controlled LEGO train set. Learn that SNOT is actually cool (it means Studs Not on Top) See detailed explanations and images of how everything fits together Learn how Arduino fits into each project, including code and explanations Whether you want to impress your friends, annoy the cat, or just kick back and bask in the awesomeness of your creations, Arduino and LEGO Projects shows you just what you need and how to put it all together.
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Author: Aaron Martinez,Enrique Fernández

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782161457

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 1769

The book will take an easy-to-follow and engaging tutorial approach, providing a practical and comprehensive way to learn ROS.If you are a robotic enthusiast who wants to learn how to build and program your own robots in an easy-to-develop, maintainable and shareable way, "Learning ROS for Robotics Programming" is for you. In order to make the most of the book, you should have some C++ programming background, knowledge of GNU/Linux systems, and computer science in general. No previous background on ROS is required, since this book provides all the skills required. It is also advisable to have some background on version control systems, like svn or git, which are often used to share the code by the community.
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Author: Richard Grimmett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783988916

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 3029

If you want a simple guide to building complex robots, then this book is for you. You'll need some programming knowledge and experience working with mechanical systems.
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Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry

Author: Jeremy Blum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118786165

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5834

Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book. Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardware Features chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new ones Includes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivity Explains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projects Shares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the book Projects compatible with many official Arduino boards including Arduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due; Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work with Arduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third party certified boards such as the Intel Galileo Exploring Arduino takes you on an adventure and provides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhere else!
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Author: Gordon McComb

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB

ISBN: 9781260135015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 704

View: 7223

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The bestselling guide to hobby robotics―fully updated for the latest technologies! Learn to build your own robots using the hands-on information contained in this thoroughly revised TAB guide. Written by the “godfather of hobby robotics,” the book clearly explains the essential hardware, circuits, and brains and contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step plans for low-cost, cool robotics projects. Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Fifth Edition contains more than two dozen new projects for hobbyists of all ages and skill levels. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable custom robots. Discover how to: •Wire up robotics circuits from common electronic components•Get up and running building your own robots•Attach motors, wheels, legs, arms, and grippers•Make your robots walk, talk, and obey commands•Build brains from Arduino, BBC Micro:bit, Raspberry Pi, and other microcontrollers•Incorporate touch, proximity, navigation, and environmental sensors•Operate your ‘bot via remote control •Generate sound and interpret visual feedback•Construct advanced robots that can see light and follow pre-drawn paths!
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Author: David Cook

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430227540

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 2865

For readers of Robot Building for Beginner (Apress, 2002 and 2009), welcome to the next level. Intermediate Robot Building, Second Edition offers you the kind of real-world knowledge that only renowned author David Cook can offer. In this book, you’ll learn the value of a robot heartbeat and the purpose of the wavy lines in photocells. You’ll find out what electronic part you should sand. You’ll discover how a well-placed switch can help a robot avoid obstacles better than a pair of feelers. And you’ll avoid mistakes that can cause a capacitor to explode. Want a robot that can explore rooms, follow lines, or battle opponents in mini-sumo? This book presents step-by-step instructions and circuit and part descriptions so that you can build the robot featured in the book or apply the modules to your own robot designs. Finally, you’ll find the complete schematics for Roundabout, a room explorer that requires no programming and uses only off-the-shelf electronics. With Roundabout, you’ll use many of the same techniques used by professional robotics engineers, and you’ll experience many of the same challenges and joys they feel when a robot “comes to life.” What you’ll learn How to build a robot from scratch Digital electronics and moderate machining How to use and integrate modern modules useful to all robots: power supplies, motor couplers, motor drivers (including H-bridges), opponent and obstacle detectors, and floor sensors. How to embrace and extend the base robot design How to use Roundabout, which operates with off-the-shelf brains, so that no programming is required How the additions of a microcontroller, configuration switches, and even a music module all come together as a final two-tier automaton showing a versatile Robot who is seemingly the master of its domain. Who this book is for This book is aimed at intermediate builders: adults, college students, and advanced high school students. It requires background experience in electronics, at least to the extent covered by Robot Building for Beginners. Because the hobby involves soldering, electricity, and light machining, the writing is targeted toward individuals with those capabilities. The book has been referenced in a number of high school and college courses. Table of Contents Assembling a Modular Robot Comparing Two Types of Homemade Motor Couplers and Common Errors to Avoid Making a Fixture and Drilling Solid Rods for a Coupler Finishing the Solid-Rod Motor Coupler Building a Motor Inside a Wheel Understanding the Standards and Setup for Electronic Experiments Creating a Linear Voltage-Regulated Power Supply Making Robot Power Supply Improvements Driving Miss Motor Driving Mister Motor Creating an Infrared Modulated Obstacle, Opponent, and Wall Detector Fine-Tuning the Reflector Detector Roundabout Robot! Test Driving Roundabout If I Only Had a Brain Building Roundabout’s Daughterboard Adding the Floor Sensor Module Cooking Up Some Robot Stew
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Author: Priya Kuber,Rishi Gaurav Bhatnagar,Vijay Varada

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785882228

Category: Computers

Page: 218

View: 8378

A cool guide to help kids develop robots and electronics About This Book Get clearly-written code with descriptions and comments that explain each code section The book comes with separate code files, one entire program at a time, as well as many diagrams and separate downloadable files that contain colored photos explaining steps in the book Kids can build multiple projects during the course of the book; by the end, they will have working projects of their own Who This Book Is For This book is for children aged 9 and up, and their parents, who may or may not have a technical background. This book is tailored around the central idea of introducing electronics as a fun and a curiosity-inducing exercise. This book can act as a bonding exercise between parent and child over a single weekend. What You Will Learn Write simple programs using variables, functions, loops, arrays, and libraries Set up the Arduino and understand its internal functioning Get to grips with connections in electronics and arrive at ways to connect various components yourself Delve into various sensors and their selection and build your own sensor Unravel the concept of resistors and capacitors along with understanding the physics of electronics Become an inventor through interactive exercises (such as making a friend happy with a proximity sensor, and giving "life" to a plant) In Detail The mission of this book is to integrate technology with the tools that children already use for crafts so that they feel that the technology is an extension of their playtime. We use coding, sensors, and micro-controllers integrated with art and craft supplies, origami, and Playdough. There are 10 fun-filled chapters that talk to children directly, and give clear instructions for non-technical parents too. We use Arduino as the controller of choice due to its easy availability and large community. By the end of the book, children will comfortably be able to set up their Arduino, read and understand code, manipulate code, and ultimately write their own code for projects. They will also be able to use basic sensors and know how components connect to each other. All the learning takes place with lots of colorful pictures and the circuits are neatly presented using wiring. Style and approach This book will show you the glamour of common and easily available sensors, so that kids and parents waste no time searching for parts. We provide simple yet fun projects with step-by-step instructions that make it easy to get hands-on.
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