PDA Robotics

PDA Robotics

by Doug Williams


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PDAs and robotics come together in this innovative resource! Here is the ONLY BOOK to provide in-depth designs and concepts on how to create a robot that utilizes your PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) as the remote control--or ""brains.""

* Allows any PDA to communicate with and control the robot

* No connectors necessary--works on a wireless link between the PDA and the robot

* Requires only inexpensive, off-the-shelf components

* Modules can be easily customized for individual use

* Covers specialized software, control circuits, and interfaces ideal for creating artificial life forms

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071417419
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Publication date: 06/25/2003
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Anatomy of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Chapter 2: Robotic System Overview Chapter 3: Tools and Equipment Chapter 4: Infrared Communications Overview Chapter 5: The Electronics Chapter 6: Building PDA Robot Chapter 7: Programming the PIC16F876 Microcontroller Chapter 8: PDA Robot Palm OS Software Using Code Warrior 8.0 Chapter 9: PDA Robot Software for Pocket PC 2002 (Windows CE) Chapter 10: The PDA Robotics Command Center Chapter 11: Infinitely Expandable INDEX

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