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Arduino Robotics by Harald Molle, Josh Adams, John-David Warren

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Chapter 3. Let's Get Moving

At this point, you are probably sick of blinking LEDs and want to use your Arduino to start driving some motors, right? Well, this chapter discusses some of the important robotic parts that we must use in order to get an Arduino robot moving. First we start with the various types and applications of electric motors, then we discuss the circuits that make them move. Lastly this chapter includes a brief description of the materials that we need to use to complete the projects in this book.

Electric Motors

There are many different types of robots that have different levels of intelligence and mobility, but the common thread that you will find in almost every robot is a motor of some kind. An electric motor is used to convert ...

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