Homemade Robots: 10 Simple Bots to Build with Stuff Around the House

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Homemade Robots: 10 Simple Bots to Build with Stuff Around the House

Homemade Robots is a beginner’s guide to building a wide range of mobile, autonomous bots using common household materials. Its 10 creative and easy-to-follow projects are designed to maximize fun with minimal effort—no electronics experience necessary!

From the teetering Wobbler to the rolling Barreller, each bot is self-driving and has a unique personality. There’s the aptly named Inchworm Bot made of aluminum rulers; Buffer, a street sweeper-like bot that polishes the floor as it walks; and Sail Bot, which changes direction based on the wind.

Randy Sarafan’s hacker approach to sculptural robotics will appeal to builders of all ages. You’ll learn basic electronics, get comfortable with tools and mechanical systems, and gain the confidence to explore further on your own. A wide world of robots is yours to discover, and Homemade Robots is the perfect starting point.

Ages 10+

Table of contents:


Chapter 1: Building Tools and Supplies

Chapter 2: Getting Started with Electronics

Chapter 3: Motors

Chapter 4: Soldering and Desoldering

Chapter 5: Wobbler

Chapter 6: Buffer

Chapter 7: Daze

Chapter 8: Barreller

Chapter 9: Lazy

Chapter 10: Skitter

Chapter 11: Inchworm

Chapter 12: Walker

Chapter 13: Sail

Chapter 14: Flip Flop

Appendix A: Reference Materials

View Appendix B: Cutting and Drilling Templates

Author: Randy Sarafan

August 2021, 192 pp.

ISBN-13: 9781718500235

Full Color

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