Robot Invasion

Author(s): Dave Johnson


This volume shows children and parents how to convert around-the-house toys into robot projects. No soldering is required, and the book covers a range of products from remote-controlled cars to Lego Mindstorms - a Lego building kit for creating robots that react to their environment.


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Dave Johnson (Colorado Springs, CO) has a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University. He has written about technology for 15 years. Dave's magazine credits include such publications as Wired, Handheld Computing Magazine, PC World Magazine, and Family PC Magazine. Johnson also hosted a call-in talk radio show on technology for two years. He is the author of 18 books, including the best-selling titles How to Do Everything with Your Palm Handheld (written with Rick Broida) and How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera. Johnson was a contributing author to Build Your Own Combat Robot, and he has written several children's stories including The Wild Cookie, which was recently published as an interactive storybook for Windows.

Project 1 - mindstorm racers; project 2 - mindstorm combat; project 3 - combat on the computer screen; project 4 - radio controlled robots; project 5 - your own Mars pathfinder; project 6 - the robot arm; project 7 - search and recovery robots.

General Fields

  • : 9780072226409
  • : mcgraw
  • : mcgraw
  • : 0.49
  • : October 2002
  • : 280mm X 210mm X 11mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Dave Johnson
  • : Paperback
  • : 629.892
  • : 212
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