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Getting Started in
To get really good at electronics, you have
to have an excellent grasp of the basics.
Short of a college degree in physics -
which can be dry and unrelated to reality -
there are a number of excellent introductory texts, including 125 Physics Projects for
the Evil Genius. This is an excellent
overview of physics with a practical bent.
No quantum theory here, but practical
physics that you can apply to your next
Editor Bryan Bergeron’s recommended reads.
Find these and many more great titles in the SERVO Magazine Webstore!
The title says it all. I grew up reading
books on electronics by the author, Forrest
Mims, and they're still the best for learning
about — and reviewing — the basics. If
you're new to electronics, this is a must-have for your bookshelf.
by John Iovine
Here's everything the
needs to harness the
power of the
In this heavily-illustrat-ed resource, author
John Iovine provides
plans and complete
parts lists for 11 easy-to-build robots each
with a PICMicro "brain.” The expertly written
coverage of the PIC Basic Computer makes
programming a snap -- and lots of fun.
by Ulrik Pilegaard / Mike Dooley
Build the Models
introduces you to
the type of freestyle building that
builders do for
fun in the back room. Using LEGO bricks
in combination with common household
materials (from rubber bands and glue to
plastic spoons and ping-pong balls)
along with some very unorthodox building techniques, you’ll learn to create
working models that LEGO would never
Robot Building for Dummies
by Roger Arrick / Nancy Stevenson
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.
Build Your Own
by Karl Williams
GREAT 'DROIDS, INDEED!
This unique guide to
construction home to
the hobbyist. Written by
a well-known figure in
community, Build Your
Own Humanoid Robots provides
step-by-step directions for six exciting projects, each costing less than $300. Together,
they form the essential ingredients for
making your own humanoid robot. $24.95*
DIY Design Electronics Kit
This great kit contains
everything you need to
learn the basics of
design. It contains all
of the most common
as well as a prototyping
breadboard for you to
get started right away.
The kit has over 130 parts!
No soldering is required and
the included 32 page
illustrated manual guides you
through each of the projects.
After you build all of the
projects, you can use the
parts for your own designs.
For a complete product detail,
Robot Programmer's Bonanza
The first hands-on
for today's robot
Get ready to reach into
toolbox and control a robot like never before!
Robot Programmer's Bonanza is the one-stop
guide for everyone from robot novices to
advanced hobbyists who are ready to go
beyond just building robots and start
programming them to perform useful tasks.
by Edwin Wise
YOU DON'T NEED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
TO LEARN ROBOTICS!
Now anyone with an
interest in robotics can
gain a deeper understanding — without formal training, unlimited
time, or a genius IQ. In
expert robot builder
and author Edwin Wise
provides an effective and totally painless
way to learn about the technologies used to
build robots! $19.95
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