Arduino Robotic Projects

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  • Acquaint yourself with the many different kinds of Arduinos to choose the right Arduino for your application
  • Start to use your Arduino by unboxing, powering-up, and configuring the device
  • Tweak Arduino to make wheels, or legs, move so that your robot can be mobile
  • Add GPS to your projects so your robots can know where they are
  • Use RF signals to control your robot remotely
  • Connect your robot to a display so you can see what it is thinking
  • Build more complex robots that can move, swim, or fly

Arduino is an open source microcontroller, built on a single circuit board that is capable of receiving sensory input from the environment and controlling interactive physical objects.

Arduino Robotic Projects starts with the fundamentals of turning on the basic hardware and then provides complete, step-by-step instructions that allow almost anyone to use this low-cost hardware platform. You'll build projects that can move using DC motors, walk using servo motors, and then add sensors to avoid barriers. You'll also learn how to add more complex navigational techniques such as GPRS so that your robot won't get lost.

  • Develop a series of exciting robots that can sail, go under water, and fly
  • Simple, easy-to-understand instructions to program Arduino
  • Effectively control the movements of all types of motors using Arduino
  • Use sensors, GPS, and a magnetic compass to give your robot direction and make it lifelike
Page Count 240
Course Length 7 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781783989829
Date Of Publication 13 Aug 2014


Dr. Richard Grimmett

Dr. Richard Grimmett has been fascinated by computers and electronics from his very first programming project, which used Fortran on punch cards. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and a PhD in leadership studies. He also has 26 years of experience in the radar and telecommunications industries, and even has one of the original brick phones. He now teaches computer science and electrical engineering at Brigham Young University, Idaho, where his office is filled with his many robotics projects.