I love many features of this book! The book is in full color with plenty of superb illustrations by Lena Chandhok. Terms used in a section are broken out in sidebars for easy comprehension. All the concepts are explained so users know what’s happening as they progress through various robotic types.
Here is the Table of Contents
Timeline Intro: The World of Robotics Robot … Or Not a Robot? Chapter 1: The Development of Robotics A Vibrating ArtBot Chapter 2: Robotic Shapes and Jobs Edible Robot Skin
Create an Inflatable Robot
Robot Test Platform Chapter 3: Actuators: Making Robots Move Solar WobbleBot
Passive Dynamic Mini-Walker Chapter 4: Effectors: How Robots Do Things Robotic Hand
Hydraulic Robotic Arm Chapter 5: Sensors: How Robots Know What is Going On Tilt Sensor
Digital Camera IR Detector
Pressure Sensor Chapter 6: Controllers: How Robots Think Write a Pencil-and-Paper Logo Program
Program a Virtual Musical Robot with Scratch
Build and Program a Recycled Robot with MakeCode Chapter 7: AI, Social Robots, and the Future of Robotics Teach a Robot to Play NIMBLE Glossary
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.