No programming required--CD includes software
Now, anyone curious about robotics can inexpensively build and enjoy their very own robot using any Palm handheld for the brains. Originally developed by Carnegie Mellon University robotics department graduate students, this prototype has enjoyed a cult following among enthusiasts. Using software provided by the authors and this step-by-step guide, you can build and operate your own version of the same robot. Recycle your old handheld, or get someone else's for peanuts on eBay or at a flea market. Learn about parts, software, programming, games, robot resources, and much more from this exciting one-stop guide to Palm robots.
About the Author
- Build a functioning robot without knowing how to program
- Transform any Palm OS model into an electronic companion
- Get complete instructions on how to construct your robot using a kit or build it from scratch
- Use drag-and-drop programming software from the included CD-ROM, then instruct your robot with the push of a button
- Command your robot to do tricks, talk, follow moving objects, and more
- Add sensors and other advanced tools to get more from your robot
- Learn to program your robot using C/C++, Java, or other languages
- Review available applications to make your robot perform all kinds of activities
Dave Johnson (Colorado Springs, CO) has written many books since 1990 including Digital Photography Answers, and is a frequent contributor for PC Computing, Home Office computing, and Family PC. He is currently a mobile computing editor at Planet IT, an online magazine published by CMP Media.