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Robot Building for Beginners

Discussion in 'Electronic Books' started by Souper man, May 28, 2007.

  1. Souper man

    Souper man Guest

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    My review:
    Robot Building for Beginners
    David Cook
    Apress Publishing
    2002
    568 pages

    Catagory
    Robot Building/Basic Electronics

    Description
    Although this book states on the cover "Robot Building for Beginners", this book covers everything that a absolute beginner to electronics will ever need. I mean EVERYTHING! If you are a noob to electronics, and want to build a robot, this is for you. It includes very in-depth information about every part that you will use in your robot, which he named Sandwich. He includes information on where to buy parts and what to get. It even includes experiments on a new part that you learn about, and he experiments a lot on it. Very helpful it you are having trouble understanding how a part works, which he explains.

    My Review
    I really enjoyed the humor and how he explained everything he does. He is a good author and has even more on his website, which he updates weekly. He does a good job using information, and makes sure it makes sense. I could not find any spelling errors or mistakes, which is remarkable. He is well spoken and the info is presented well. He also includes lots of pictures. There are also tables inside which include where to get parts, what company, and price. There were only a few bad parts to the book.

    Bad Part 1.
    Some of the math in the book he does isnt explained fully.

    Bad Part 2.
    The prices are old (but are updated on the website www.robotroom.com, and just email him and say its urgent and he will give you the secret website, www.robotroom.com/sandwichstuff).

    Bad point 3. Not all parts in the book are easily accessible, for example the tubing for the connectors.

    Other than that the good definately outweigh the bad, like a elephant outweighting a peice of paper, to put it into perspective.

    My Rating
    It would be criminal to not rate this book above a 8, so i give it a
    9/10

    Purchase Link
    www.robotroom.com
    then click on the picture of the book, and scroll down until you see "click here to purchase yours today!"
     
  2. Krumlink

    Krumlink New Member

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    This is a pretty good book. Perfect for any beginner even if you dont want to build the robot, but I reccomend you do.
     
  3. Joesamuel

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    It is really Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....
    Samuel
     
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    thanks for the link!
     
  6. phuanon

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    good book but link die
    fu
     
  7. MacFeegle

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    The link to the home webpage still works, it's just the link to the "secret website" that doesn't work. There's plenty of info acessable from the homepage.
     
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    what separates a robot from an android?
     
  9. getachew

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    i am not really because i cannot get the book freely. why don't make free?
     
  10. Nigel Goodwin

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    Why don't you buy it, the author has the right to make a living from his work!.
     
  11. Triode

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    there are libraries you know, if you don't want to pay, I borrowed this book from mine. I thought it was just ok, but if you don't know anything about electronics at all it could be useful.
     
  12. manhha_87

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    Can you find the link dowloading the book "Robot Building for Beginners
    I think the book should be printed in pdf.
     
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  15. Krumlink

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    It uses a comparator, not a MCU or microprocessor. I would look up basic electricity if I were you :)
     
  16. farhan looks

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    help in making visitor counter

    can any one help me ion making visitor counter without using microcontroller
     

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