- Full Description
Put the brain into your bot! Don Wilcher's Arduino Robotic Controllers shows the way to
building programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for robotic control of off-the-shelf toys and kits, as well as of robots you build yourself from the ground up.
PLCs are small computing devices for controlling servo and stepper motors, collecting and reacting to sensor data, and for controlling devices such as LED lights and buzzers and anything else of that nature. PLCs have been used for decades in industry whenever there's been a need to control machines and circuits that must respond to changing conditions. The abiltiy to collect and interpret sensor data, and to translate that interpretation into new activity defines the PLC, and is precisely what is needed in the field of robotics.
Arduino Robotic Controllers walks you through building your own PLC using Arduino. You'll learn to connect your PLC to various sensors, and program it to control the various types of motors -- DC, servor, and sensor -- used in robotics. At the end of the book you'll be confident in builting your own robotic devices capable of independent operation within the parameters of your programming.
- Explains PLCs and how to build them using Arduion
- Covers the controlling of stepper motors and servos
- Helps you collect and interpret sensor data
What youll learn
- Build and control a variety of small motors
- Collect and interpret sensor data
- Translate sensor data into motor control
- Bring robotic life to off-the-shelf kits
- Provide control over robots you build yourself
- Build devices that function independently in the physical world
Who this book is for
Arduino Robotic Controllers is aimed at electronics hobbyists and new Arduino and robotics enthusiasts. It is especially appropriate for Arduino enthusiasts wanting to build devices that bridge the world of thought to the physcial world around us by creating devices capable of collecting and interpreting sensor input, and reacting in the real world.
- Table of Contents
Table of ContentsDC MOTOR CONTROLSProject 1. Basic DC Motor ControllerProject 2. A Power DC Motor ControllerProject 3. Two Speed DC Motor ControllerProject 4. Variable Speed DC Motor ControllerProject 5. Digital Logic Enabled - DC Motor ControllerProject 6. Programmable DC Motor Controller with LCDSERVO MOTOR CONTROLSProject 7. Basic Servo Motor ControllerProject 8. Servo Motor Controller with Serial MonitorProject 9. Temperature Sensor - Servo Motor ControllerProject 10. FlexiForce Sensor - Servo Motor ControllerProject 11. Light Sensor Servo Motor ControllerProject 12. Capacitor Sensor Servo Motor ControllerSTEPPER MOTOR CONTROLSProject 13. Basic Stepper Motor ControllerProject 14. Variable Speed Stepper Motor ControllerProject 15. FlexiForce Sensor-Stepper Motor ControllerProject 16. Transistor Enabled - Stepper Motor ControllerProject 17. Capacitor Sensor Servo Motor ControllerProject 18. Bidirectional Servo Motor Controller
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