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|Microcontrollers are the miniature programmable "brains" that control
small robots. Basically they are computers with outputs that can
control small motors, lights, relays, etc.
Programming Robot Controllers is the second volume in the new "Robot DNA" series by McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics.
Author Myke Predko demonstrates how robot controllers are programmed using
the versatile Microchip PICmicro Microcontroller. The focus of the book is on the least
understood aspect of robot design; integrating multiple sensors, peripherals and software
that will work cooperatively and allow for a simple high-level control application. To
explain the concepts presented in the book, Predko uses off-the-shelf parts and a C
programming language compiler that is included on the CD-ROM. This book is filled with
over 170 illustrations.
* How to transport the sample interface and control application codes presented in the
book to other microcontrollers
The CD-ROM includes
The "Robot DNA" series has become an absolutely essential addition to every amateur roboticist's bookshelf. Start your collection today with Programming Robot Controllers.
More than just hours of fun, these exciting experiments provide a
solid grounding in PIC microcontrollers and the skills needed to program
them -- from the ground up. Each experiment builds on those before it,
so you develop a hands-on, practical understanding of microcontroller
programming. You don't need any knowledge of programming to get started.
But by the end, you'll be able to complete your own awesome projects!.
This valuable little book offers a thorough introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taking the design and hobbyist world by storm. Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for Arduino projects and helps you get going on them right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is right in the book.
With inexpensive hardware and open-source software components that
you can download free, getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the
introductory examples in this book, all you need is an
What can you do with PIC microcontrollers? Practically anything--from creating "photovore" robots that hunt light to feed their solar cells to making toasters announce, "Your toast is ready!" These low-cost (around 7 bucks) computers-on-a-chip let electronics designers and hobbyists add intelligence, responsiveness, and functions that mimic big computers to any electronic product or project.
PIC Microcontroller Project Book gives you hands-on directions for putting
PIC chips with up to 8K of memory to work.
Starting with simple projects and experiments, this book leads you gradually
into sophisticated programming techniques. You need absolutely no
programming experience to get started. John Iovine coaches you through every
single step. Written with the beginner in mind, PIC Microcontroller Project
Book gives you A-B-C guidance on how to:
Written with the beginner in mind, this project-oriented guide gives you twelve complete projects, including: add sensing abilities to robots, build decision-making neural and "fuzzy logic" functions into your projects, convert any analog signal to digital, deliver messages on a LCD, synthesize human speech, control DC motors, stepper motors, and servos, read resistive sensors for robotics applications, build a frequency generator, make a DTMF phone number logger and distinct ring detector and router, build a digital oscilloscope, and home automation using X-10 communications.
The PIC microcontroller is enormously popular both in the U.S. and abroad. The first edition of this book was a tremendous success because of that. However, since the book was first published, the electronics hobbyist market has become more sophisticated. This new edition is fully updated and revised.
The Microcontroller Idea Book is a how-to for the 8052-BASIC single-chip computer. Practical designs for use in data loggers, controllers, and other small-computer applications. How to use sensors, relays, displays, clocks/calendars, keypads, wireless links, and more. Complete with schematics, example programs and design theory. Use the described development system for easy, inexpensive testing and EPROM programming.
Here's everything the robotics hobbyist needs to harness the power of the PIC Microcontroller! Over the past 5 years, dramatic improvements in technologies and significant cost reductions in 8-bit microprocessors have spawned a renaissance in robot building. PIC Robotics, from popular electronics hobbies author John Iovine, shows amateur (and professional) enthusiasts how to get in on the fun, using the power of Microchip's versatile 8-bit PIC microprocessor family to build sophisticated robots more cheaply and easily than you thought possible.
In this heavily-illustrated 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.
Build your own robots with step-by-step directions for several complete
With PIC Robotics, you can build robots that--
Programming and Customizing the Basic Stamp, Second Edition gives you a comprehensive tutorial on the easy-to-use BASIC Stamp single-board computer, which runs a PIC Microcontroller, and doesn't require you to do any assembly language programming.
This new edition moves you briskly from electronic foundations through BASIC Stamp "Boot Camps" and an intelligent traffic signal simulation to build a robotic bug with whisker sensors, a time/temperature display, and a data-logging thermometer.
Written by Scott Edwards, the original author of the widely read "Stamp Applications" column for Nuts & Volts magazine, this easy-to-follow reference includes a CD that gives you all the IBM- compatible software tools necessary to begin developing Stamp applications.
Programming and Customizing the BASIC Stamp Computer offers you:
New in this edition:
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