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Making simple robots

Kathy Ceceri (Author)
"Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, English majors, school teachers, and grandparents. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use the apps on your smart phone, you can learn enough programming to communicate with a simple robot"
Print Book, English, 2015
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Maker Media, Sebastopol, CA, 2015
xxi, 200 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
9781457183638, 1457183633
Robots made from interesting materials. Project: Make actuated paper ; Project: Make an inflatable robot
Robots that get around. Project: Make a compressible tensegrity robot ; Project: Design a wheel-leg hybrid
Unevolved robots. Project: make a swarm of gliding vibrobots ; Project: Make a souped-up solar BEAM wobblebot
Robot friends and helpers. Project: Make a chatbot program ; Project: Picture yourself in the uncanny valley
Fun, artsy robots. Project: Make a littleBits plotter ; Project: Make FiberBot, an e-textile arduino robot
What I learned writing this book
"Explore cutting-edge robotics with everyday stuff."--Cover