Make: Technology on Your Time, Issue 39: Robotic Me

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The future is here and robots are playing a bigger role than ever! Today it's actually possible to build and program a robot that can emulate, even replace, some of the tasks that humans previously performed.

Increasingly humanoid through voice and facial recognition, the robots that makers are building can be easily controlled and communicated with, invoking images of popular Star Wars characters like R2D2 and 3CPO. Finally open source hardware, software, sensors and servos, comprise the complete tool box, enabling the creation of complex, futuristic robots with a remarkable resemblance to their makers! In MAKE Volume 39, readers will learn to build many projects, including:

  • Wood Fired Barrel Oven
  • World's Smallest Line-Following Vibrobot
  • Biorobotics Flytrap
  • Miniball Solar Hamsterbot
  • Compressed-Air Rocket Glider
  • Amazing CNC Furniture Projects
  • Product Details

    Price
    $9.99  $9.19
    Publisher
    Maker Media, Inc
    Publish Date
    June 10, 2014
    Pages
    112
    Dimensions
    8.39 X 0.23 X 10.78 inches | 0.61 pounds
    Language
    English
    Type
    Paperback
    EAN/UPC
    9781457183829

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    About the Author

    Mark Frauenfelder is a former editor of Wired magazine, the cutting-edge and award-winning US magazine launched in 1993 to cover the digital revolution, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Wired Online. In 1988 he and his wife co-founded Boing Boing, a magazine about pop culture and fun with technology. For three years Mark wrote a monthly column for Playboy called "Living Online". He was co-editor of The Happy Mutant Handbook (Putnam-Berkley 1995), a do-it-yourself handbook for enjoying and exploiting our media-saturated world, and is the author of The Mad Professor (Chronicle Books 2002). His numerous articles about technology and culture have appeared in Wired, The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, MIT Technology Review, Playboy, Business 2.0 and The Industry Standard.