123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius by Myke Predko is a great starting point for anyone who is just interested in either electronics or robotics.
123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius is a good starting point for anyone who is just interested in either electronics or robotics. The text provides 123 experiments that have been designed to introduce and educate the reader about the mechanism and the electronics required for building a robot.
This book shows how you can create simple robots and models using inexpensive materials and tools found around the house and workroom.
Includes a printed circuit board
Table of Contents Myke's rules of robotics Section one. Introduction to robots
Section two. Robot structures
Section three. Basic electrical PCB
Section four. Magnetic devices
Section five. Drivetrains
Section six. Semiconductors
Section seven. Our friend, the 555 chip
Section eight. Optoelectronics
Section nine. Audio electronics
Section ten. Digital logic
Section eleven. Power suppliers
Section twelve. Sequential logic circuits
Section thirteen Learning to program using the parallax Basic Stamp2
Section fourteen. Interfacing hardware to the BASIC Stamp 2
Section fifteen. Sensors
Section sixteen. Mobile robots
Section seventeen. Navigation