Robot Builder's Cookbook

Build and Design Your Own Robots


  • Owen Bishop, B.Sc (Bristol.), B.Sc (Oxon.), Technical Author, Perth, Australia

Owen Bishop introduces, through hands-on project work, the mechanics, electronics and programming involved in practical robot design-and-build. The use of the PIC microcontroller throughout provides a painless introduction to programming whilst harnessing the power of a highly popular microcontroller used by students and design engineers worldwide.This is a book for first-time robot builders, advanced builders wanting to know more about programming robots and students in Further and Higher Education tackling microcontroller-based practical work. They will all find this book a unique and exciting source of projects, ideas and techniques, to be combined into a wide range of fascinating robots.
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1) Hobby: electronics hobbyists and ‘Robot Wars’ home-build robot enthusiasts.2) Students involved in practical microcontroller projects at VocTech and HE level.


Book information

  • Published: August 2007
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6556-8

Table of Contents

Introduction - Making a robot1 Robot behaviour2 Robot mechanics3 Robot electronics4 PICs in control5 PIC programs6 Projects- Scooter- Android- A robotic toy- Quester- The gantryIndex