More and more books keep being released about our favorite little microcontroller, the Arduino. Apress offers a new one tomorrow entitled Arduino Robotics. Written by Josh Adams, John-David Warren, and Harald Molle, it’s a monster 628 pages and will teach you, according to the book’s description, how to use your Arduino to control a variety of different robots, while providing step-by-step instructions on the entire robot building process. You’ll learn Arduino basics as well as the characteristics of different types of motors found in robotics. You also discover controller and failsafe methods, and learn how to apply them to your project. The book starts with basic bots and moves into more complex projects, including a GPS-enabled robot, a robotic lawnmower, a fighting robot, and even a DIY Segway-clone.
Some of you are likely familiar with co-author JD Warren. He’s the creator of the RC lawnmower on the cover of MAKE Volume 22. I also interviewed JD and co-author Josh in The Latest in Arduino Episode 2.
I’ll be reviewing this new book in more detail in next month’s The Latest In Arduino Episode 3. From my early scan of the book, I think you’re going to be very happy with the level of detail provided, and I’ll be sure to offer specific examples. So stay tuned.
From the Pages of MAKE:
Volume 22: Remote Control Everything
Automate your world with remote control. From pet care to power outlets, from toys to telepresence, we’ll show you how to add a joystick, push-button, twist-knob, or timer to just about anything.