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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
Modern medicine is increasingly
The NXT is probably the kindest
dependent on the monitoring of
introduction to robotics available.
physiological signals. The text, from my
Although the user guide and online
favorite series in electronics, provides an
documentation that accompany the NXT
excellent-practical-grounding in monitoring
are good, a little extra handholding never
and manipulating biological signals. This
hurts. While the 'Hacker' in the title
book is perfect for an electronics
suggests an advanced text, in reality, this
enthusiast considering a career in
book provides a friendly, gentle
medicine or biology. The projects are
introduction to the NXT.
simple, and, in general, inexpensive.
Editor Bryan Bergeron’s recommended reads.
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by Grant Imahara
Enter the arena of the metal gladiators!
Do you have what it
takes to build a
You do now! Here are
the plans, step-by-step
directions, and expert
advice that will put
you in competition —
while you have a heck
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there. Grant Imahara, the creator of the
popular BattleBot Deadblow, shares everything he’s learned about robot design, tools,
and techniques for metal working and the
parts you need and where to get them.
by Ulrik Pilegaard / Mike Dooley
Build the Models
introduces you to
the type of free-
style building that
builders do for fun in the back room.
Using LEGO bricks in combination with
common household materials (from rub-
ber 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 endorse. $24.95
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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 pass-
port! 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*
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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