The Maker's Guide to Building Robots

The Maker's Guide to Building Robots

Author: Raúl Laperia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510744271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 348

Discover that our lives are surrounded by robots. Learn what they are, where they come from and their importance today as well as meeting some of the most famous robots in history! You see them at the movies and on TV, but you also have them in the kitchen and on your computer. They help us to forecast the weather, they adjust the fridge temperature and they vacuum the dust from our homes in our absence. Robots are everywhere! But we love this invasion. Little by little, these creatures have almost become our best friends. That’s why you need to get to know them well, to know how they work and what their use is. You will find all this and much more in this book. In addition, you will learn how to build your own robot. That’s a good plan, right? Quick! Find your favorite seat, get yourself comfy, open this book, and say hello to our robots!

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

Author: Gareth Branwyn

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780789745484

Category: Computers

Page: 639

View: 952

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. A real-world business book for the explosion of eBay entrepreneurs! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up an eBay business, and offers real-world advice on how to run that business on a day-to-day basis and maximize financial success. This book covers determining what kind of business to run, writing an action-oriented business plan, establishing an effective accounting system, setting up a home office, obtaining starting inventory, arranging initial funding, establishing an eBay presence, and arranging for automated post-auction management.

The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces

The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces

Author: Laura Fleming

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506392509

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 114

Creating powerful learning environments Anyone can create a makerspace. This is the guide to creating a GREAT makerspace. Written by makerspace pioneer Laura Fleming, The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces is filled with step-by-step, practical ideas that demystify the process of planning and creating a makerspace. Its workbook style ensures that by the time educators are done reading, they have a ready-to-implement plan, personalized for their classroom, school, or district. Readers will find A wealth of examples of great makerspaces in action Activities and strategies for inspiring making across the curriculum Plenty of room and guidance for brainstorming and developing a personalized plan

Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots

Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots

Author: Jacob Cohen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477778210

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 627

Robots are at the heart of the makerspaces movement, which aims to bring together like-minded computer experts to build collaborative projects. This book introduces readers to the nascent world of makerspaces and its potential. Readers learn how to find these spaces in their local community or even in the local library. They then learn how to use makerspaces tools such as Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms to build full-functioning programmable robots, all to their specifications. Not only does this knowledge inspire a sense of fun, it can also be applied to any number of STEM careers.

Social Robots from a Human Perspective

Social Robots from a Human Perspective

Author: Jane Vincent

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319156729

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 870

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the human dimension of social robots by discussing both transnational features and national peculiarities. Addressing several issues that explore the human side of social robots, this book investigates what a social robot is and how we might come to think about social robots in the different areas of everyday life. Organized around three sections that deal with Perceptions and Attitudes to Social Robots, Human Interaction with Social Robots, and Social Robots in Everyday Life, it explores the idea that even if the challenges of robot technologies can be overcome from a technological perspective, the question remains as to what kind of machine we want to have and use in our daily lives. Lessons learned from previous widely adopted technologies, such as smartphones, indicate that robot technologies could potentially be absorbed into the everyday lives of humans in such a way that it is the human that determines the human-machine interaction. In a similar way to how today’s information and communication technologies were initially designed for professional/industrial use, but were soon commercialized for the mass market and then personalized by humans in the course of daily practice, the use of social robots is now facing the same revolution of ‘domestication.’ In the context of this transformation, which involves the profound embedding of robots in everyday life, the ‘human’ aspect of social robots will play a major part. This book sheds new light on this highly topical issue, one of the central subjects that will be taught and studied at universities worldwide and that will be discussed widely, publicly and repeatedly in the near future.

Robotics

Robotics

Author: Kathy Ceceri

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 9781936749799

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 220

View: 786

Once, robots were only found in science fiction books and movies. Today, robots are everywhere! They assemble massive cars and tiny computer chips. They help doctors do delicate surgery. They vacuum our houses and mow our lawns. Robot toys play with us, follow our commands, and respond to our moods. We even send robots to explore the depths of the ocean and the expanse of space. In Robotics, children ages 9 and up learn how robots affect both the future and the present. Hands-on activities make learning both fun and lasting.

Robot Builder

Robot Builder

Author: John Baichtal

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780133447859

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 246

Absolutely no experience needed! Learn robot building from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Love robots? Start building them. It’s way easier than you ever imagined! John Baichtal has helped thousands of people get started with robotics. He knows what beginners need to know. He knows your questions. He knows where you might need extra help. Now, he’s brought together this practical knowledge in one incredibly easy tutorial. Hundreds of full-color photos guide you through every step, every skill. You’ll start simple, as you build a working robot in the very first chapter. Then, you’ll grow your skills to expert-level: powering motors, configuring sensors, constructing a chassis, even programming low-cost Arduino microcontrollers. You’ll learn hands-on, through real step-by-step projects…and go straight to the cutting-edge with in-depth sidebars. Wondering just how much you can really do? Baichtal shows you 30 incredible robots built by people just like you! John Baichtal’s books about toys, tools, robots, and hobby electronics include Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movemen t; Basic Robot Building With Lego Mindstorms NXT 2. 0; Arduino for Beginners; MAKE: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE (as coauthor); and the forthcoming Building Your Own Drones: The Beginner’s Guide to UAVs and ROVs. A founding member of the pioneering Twin Cities Maker hackerspace, he got his start writing for Wired’s legendary GeekDad blog, and for DIYer bible MAKE Magazine. Make your robots move with motors and wheels Build solar-powered robots that work without batteries Control robots via Wi-Fi, radio, or even across the Internet Program robots to respond to sensor inputs Use your standard TV remote to control your robots Create robots that detect intruders and shoot them with Nerf® darts Grab and carry objects using claws and grippers Build water-borne robots that float, submerge, and “swim” Create “artbots” that paint or draw original artworks Enable your robots to send text messages when they take specific actions Discover today’s new generation of hobbyist-friendly robotics kits Organize your ultimate robot-builder’s toolbox Master simple safety routines that protect you whatever you’re building

Minecraft for Makers

Minecraft for Makers

Author: John Baichtal

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9781680453126

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 330

View: 913

Minecraft has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide (about 25 million of those units for the PC and Mac). According to Mojang, since the beginning of 2016 Minecraft continues to average 53,000 copies sold per day. Microsoft bought Minecraft (and Mojang) in 2014 for $2.5 billion. In 2016, Microsoft released a version of Minecraft specifically for educators called MinecraftEdu that is used by thousands of teachers around the world. Minecraft for Makers explores the intersection of this creative and beloved electronic game with the real world. It gives readers the opportunity to take familiar objects from the game - such as blocks, jack o'lanterns, and mobs - and make real-world versions of them. Begin with simple crafting projects using wood, paint, and LEGOs. Then move up to projects that involve basic electronics with LEDs. And, finally, advance to Arduino microcontroller projects that teach programming skills and basic robotics. The skills build progressively on one another, from chapter to chapter, and the emphasis is on fun all the way! Chapters include: Basic Projects (Item Frame with Diamond Sword, LEGO Minecraft Block, Minecraft Chess Pieces) LED Projects (Glowing Minecraft Block, Glowstone Chandelier, Minecraft Chess Board) Arduino Projects (Minecraft Jack O'Lantern, Night and Day Clock, Robot Creeper)

Eyewitness Guide: Robot (e-book)

Eyewitness Guide: Robot (e-book)

Author: Roger Bridgman

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405326667

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

View: 183

Eyewitness ROBOT takes a detailed look at the fascinating world of robots from their earliest days through to the advanced intelligence of future robots with feelings. The book includes machines that perform delicate surgical operations and those that clean our sewers to those that work as museum tour guides and even battle each other in combat. There are robot toys and robots that help in the classroom as well as underwater robots and cyborgs. A timelines of robots and a list of websites make this a complete guide to the world of robotics.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the Financial Sector

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the Financial Sector

Author: Mario Smeets

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783658329747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 435

Dieses Buch bringt Ihnen die Robotic Process Automation in der Finanzwirtschaft näher In der Finanzbranche ist das Thema Prozessautomatisierung seit Jahren nicht mehr wegzudenken. Doch wie setzt man solche Veränderungen im Rahmen des Changemanagements erfolgreich und effizient um? Das Buch „Robotic Process Automation in der Finanzwirtschaft“ zeigt es Ihnen. Im Fokus steht der recht junge RPA-Ansatz aus der Intelligent Automation. Dabei imitieren Roboter das menschliche Handeln. Die Eingabe von Befehlen erfolgt direkt über die Oberfläche. So gehören tiefgreifende Softwareveränderungen der Vergangenheit an. Im Zuge dessen klärt dieses Buch u. a. folgende Fragen bezüglich der Robotic Process Automation in der Finanzwirtschaft: • Was ist RPA überhaupt? • Welche Vorteile bringt diese Technologie mit sich? • Welche Erfolgsfaktoren tragen zu einer optimalen RPA-Implementierung bei? • Wie sieht ein mögliches RPA-Kompetenzcenter aus? • Welche Anwendungsbereiche für RPA gibt es? Eine Leseempfehlung für ein breites Zielpublikum Daneben beschäftigen sich die Autoren nicht nur mit dem Ist-Zustand der Robotic Process Automation. Zudem erhalten Sie einen Ausblick auf die zukünftige Entwicklung dieser Software-Lösung. Durch den hohen Praxisbezug ist das Buch speziell für folgende Zielgruppen eine lesenswerte Empfehlung: • Verantwortliche für die Implementierung von Prozessen oder Technologien im IT-Bereich • RPA-Anwender und Personen, die sich dafür interessieren • Erfahrene Experten und Praktiker, die branchenübergreifend mit RPA vertraut sind

10 Great Makerspace Projects Using Language Arts

10 Great Makerspace Projects Using Language Arts

Author: Anita Louise McCormick

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499438451

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 543

Makerspaces, equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics, and other high-tech tools, are often associated with STEM programs like science, math, and technology. Educators have discovered that the learning opportunities makerspaces offer can be just as valuable in other curriculum areas as well. This volume fuses this fabulous technology with the Language Arts.