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Practical Arduino Robotics

By : Lukas Kaul
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Practical Arduino Robotics

By: Lukas Kaul

Overview of this book

Every robot needs a “brain,” and the Arduino platform provides an incredibly accessible way to bring your Arduino robot to life. Anyone can easily learn to build and program their own robots with Arduino for hobby and commercial uses, making Arduino-based robots the popular choice for school projects, college courses, and the rapid prototyping of industrial applications! Practical Arduino Robotics is a comprehensive guide that equips you with the necessary skills and techniques that can be applied to various projects and applications, from automating repetitive tasks in a laboratory to building engaging mobile robots. Building on basic knowledge of programming and electronics, this book teaches you how to choose the right components, such as Arduino boards, sensors, and motors, and write effective code for your robotics project, including the use of advanced third-party Arduino libraries and interfaces, such as Analog, SPI, I2C, PWM, and UART. You'll also learn different ways to command your robots wirelessly, such as over Wi-Fi. Finally, with basic to advanced project examples, this book illustrates how to build exciting autonomous robots like a self-balancing telepresence robot. By the end of this book, you'll be able to design and create your own custom robots for a wide variety of applications.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Part 1: Selecting the Right Components for Your Robots
Part 2: Writing Effective and Reliable Robot Programs for Arduino
Part 3: Building the Hardware, Electronics, and UI of Your Robot
Part 4: Advanced Example Projects to Put Your Robotic Skills into Action

Part 1: Selecting the Right Components for Your Robots

This part gives an introduction to robotics and provides a detailed overview of the Arduino Uno board and the Arduino IDE, its setup, and key features. In addition, you will learn about the various types of sensors that you can use to let your Arduino robots perceive the world, their interfaces, and how to use them. This part also covers many types of electric actuators, from RC servos to powerful BLDC motors, that you can use to make your robots move. And finally, it gives you the knowledge you need to select the right Arduino board for your projects.

This part has the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Introducing Robotics and the Arduino Ecosystem
  • Chapter 2, Making Robots Perceive the World with Sensors
  • Chapter 3, Making Your Robot Move and Interact with the World with Actuators
  • Chapter 4, Selecting the Right Arduino Board for Your Project