123 Robotics Experiments for the Evil Genius by Myke Predko

By Myke Predko

The aim of "Evil Genius" is to create an wonderful ebook made of a chain of tasks that would clarify electronics from static electrical energy (rubbing a balloon) to constructing robots. The e-book will comprise the instruments priceless for the reader to create the tasks within the booklet at little or no fee or inconvenience. The e-book should be divided into 19 sections, every one with or extra projects.The advent to every part will absorb pages, in addition to the "For Consideration" on the finish. The part creation and "For Consideration" will clarify the heritage, idea, and components within the part. every one undertaking will use fabric on hand at "Radio Shack", "Wal-Mart", "Home Depot" and "Toys 'R Us". in certain cases, the reader should visit Digi-Key or Jameco. it's going to additionally specialise in utilizing prebuilt elements the place ever attainable in addition to utilizing universal chips rather than development circuits out of discrete parts. the foremost sections are: begin the following; simple electronics; semiconductors; utilized electronics; electronic electronics; the PICmicro microcontroller and "C" programming language; video games and functions; robotic muscular tissues; robotic sensors; robotic buildings; and, pattern robotic functions.

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The Sound Sensor can be put into a dBA mode where the sound reading more closely matches that of the human ear. Ultrasonic Avoiding objects is one of the first objectives for a robot. Most of the time it’s better not to even touch objects, and that’s where the NXT Ultrasonic Sensor comes in (see Figure 2-10). The guts of the sensor are shown in Figure 2-11. The two cylindrical objects connected with wires to the PCB are the ultrasonic speaker and microphone. 13 14 CHAPTER 2 ■ IN THE BOX Figure 2-10.

3V Power 5 Yellow DIGI0 6 Blue DIGI1 Pin 1—White—AN You can use the first pin for two purposes: either as an analog input or as a 9V power supply used for compatibility with the old RCX sensors. 27 28 CHAPTER 3 ■ CONNECTING TO THE NXT When you use the pin as an analog input, the signal is connected to a 10-bit analog-todigital converter. The input signal can range from 0 to 5V, and is translated into a raw digital value between 0 and 1023. The value is sampled every 3 milliseconds. The pin is permanently connected to 5V through a 10KΩ pull-up resistor, and in the next few chapters you’ll see how that simplifies many sensor designs.

NXT-G program with blocks minimized Next Byte Codes and the BricxCC Environment Next Byte Codes (NBC) is on the other end of the programming spectrum from NXT-G. One NXT-G block might represent ten or more NBC lines of code. However, NBC gives you more complete control of the NXT, and allows you to generate code that NXT-G can’t. BricxCC is a programming environment (see Figure 2-28) originally developed for the RCX and a language called Not Quite C (NQC). It has been upgraded to include the NXT and NBC.

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