JunkBots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels: Building Simple Robots With BEAM Technology (Consumer)

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From the publishers of BattleBots: The Official Guide comes this do-it-yourself guide to BEAM (Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics) robots.

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Create a cool robot from scratch--in just a few hours!

Ever wonder what to do with those discarded items in your junk drawer? Now you can use electronic parts from old Walkmans, spare remote controls, even paper clips to build your very own autonomous robots and gizmos. Get step-by-step instructions from the Junkbot masters for creating simple and fun self-guiding robots safely and easily using common and not-so-common objects from around the house--or within a quick shopping trip away. Using BEAM technology, ordinary tools, salvaged electronic bits, and the occasional dead toy, you'll be able to construct a solar-powered obstacle-avoiding device, engineer a mini-sumo-wrestling robot, build a motorized walking robot bug, and much more. So grab your screwdriver, raid that dumpster, and join the robot-building revolution!

  • Get an overview of basic electronics, robot construction methods, and learn the difference between "dead bug" and "live bug" electronics
  • Identify the essential tools you need for mechanical assembly and gain important safety tips
  • Find out why BEAM robotics is a growing alternative to traditional CPU-based robotics
  • Learn "dumpster diving" strategies for collecting prime robot construction material that's available no other way
  • Use a cell phone battery or solar panel from a calculator to create dual-power sources for your robot
  • Understand how to use soldering equipment and various support tools

About the Author:

Dave Hrynkiw (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is the President of Solarbotics, Ltd., the largest supplier of BEAM-related equipment and parts, and benefactor of the BEAM robotics web community (www.solarbotics.net). Hrynkiw holds a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been working in robotics for over ten years. Mark W. Tilden (Los Alamos, NM) is the father of BEAM Technology and the creator of B.I.O.-Bug robotic toys. Tilden is frequently quoted as a robotics expert in major media like The New York Times and National Geographic. He has been a contributing author to numerous books including The Stiquito Book (IEEE Press, 1996). Full-length articles on Tilden and BEAM robots have been featured in Readers Digest, Discovery Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Wired Magazine, to name a few.

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