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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots by Gareth Branwyn

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Chapter 9. Project 3: Building a DiscRover

In This Chapter

• The musical question, “What the heck am I supposed to do with all of those stinkin’ CD-ROMs promo discs?” is answered

• We make a “mini-development platform”

• Microcontrollers and object-oriented programming are introduced

• You end up with a programmable robot with all sorts of exciting upgrade potential

AOL Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter

In this, our final project, we raise the complexity level a little bit, and also increase the versatility of the bot we’re building. The other two projects were fairly limited in what we could do to expand upon when we were finished. Because this project is basically a miniature development platform like the ones we discussed in ...

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