INTRODUCTION


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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
THIS IS YOUR ROBOT … WITH AN ARDUINO BRAIN When I first started building robots, the microprocessor had not yet been invented. Robot brains were limited to hand-wired boards filled with gompy resistors, super-expensive transistors, and maybe even a relay or two. Today we have microcontrollers, wonderful micro-miniaturized wonders that combine a computer with the ability to directly connect to lights, alarms, motors, solenoids, sensors, and other physical things. In fact, this whole concept now goes by the catchphrase physical computing. I mention this because physical computing plays directly into building robots. That's why microcontrollers like the Arduino are so important in robo…
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Gordon McComb: Arduino Robot Bonanza. INTRODUCTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export