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- ix, 177 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 robot kit in back pocket.
- Additional Authors
- Mills, Jonathan W.
- Contents: 1. An Introduction to Robotics and Stiquito / James M. Conrad -- 2. Engineering Skills and the Design Process / James M. Conrad and Allan R. Baker -- 3. Electricity Basics / James M. Conrad -- 4. Nitinol Basics / James M. Conrad and Wayne Brown -- 5. Stiquito: A Small, Simple, Inexpensive Hexapod Robot / Jonathan W. Mills -- 6. A Manual Controller for the Stiquito Robot / Jonathan W. Mills -- 7. A PC-Based Controller for the Stiquito Robot / James M. Conrad -- 8. A Simple Circuit to Make Stiquito Walk on Its Own / James M. Conrad -- 9. The Future of Stiquito and Walking Robots / Jonathan W. Mills and James M. Conrad -- App. A. Author Biographies -- App. B. Sources of Materials for Stiquito -- App. C. Using Screws Instead of Crimps in Stiquito.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "This book provides you with the skills and equipment to build a very small robot, instructions on how to build electronic controls for your robot, and a robot kit."--BOOK JACKET. "The Stiquito robot is a small, inexpensive, six-legged robot that is unique not only by its cost but because its applications are limitless. This book is written at a level for High School and College students. It provides an engineering, electronics, and robotics curriculum, and presents experiments and projects that illustrate what they teach. It also illustrates Stiquito's uses in education by presenting lab exercises and describes the use of nitinol in classroom experiments. Stiquito has already successfully been used to teach in primary, secondary, high school, and college curricula."--BOOK JACKET.