from COMING SOON – Bots! Robotics Engineering with Hands-On Makerspace Activities By Kathy Ceceri
We are very excited to carry a new book by Adafruit Learning System author and maker Kathy Ceceri!
Robots are everywhere! They vacuum our houses, work in our factories, help us learn at school, and play with us at home. They sample rocks from other planets, survey disaster zones from the air, and bring back images from the bottom of the ocean.
Explore the roles robots play in our world and learn about the history, engineering, and key players from STEAM education expert Kathy Ceceri. Bots! Robotics Engineering with Makerspace Activities for Kids contains loads of hands-on robotics projects that help kids learn design, engineering, and coding. Find out what the future of robotics may bring, and how to develop your own innovative robots!
It’s just as beginner-friendly as our friend Mike Barela’s Getting Started with Adafruit Circuit Playground Express, and we love seeing more books covering Microsoft MakeCode! #MakeRobotFriend!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Intro: The World of Robotics
Robot … Or Not a Robot?
Chapter 1: The Development of Robotics
A Vibrating ArtBot
Chapter 2: Robotic Shapes and Jobs
Edible Robot Skin
Create an Inflatable Robot
Robot Test Platform
Chapter 3: Actuators: Making Robots Move
Passive Dynamic Mini-Walker
Chapter 4: Effectors: How Robots Do Things
Hydraulic Robotic Arm
Chapter 5: Sensors: How Robots Know What is Going On
Digital Camera IR Detector
Chapter 6: Controllers: How Robots Think
Write a Pencil-and-Paper Logo Program
Program a Virtual Musical Robot with Scratch
Build and Program a Recycled Robot with MakeCode
Chapter 7: AI, Social Robots, and the Future of Robotics
Teach a Robot to Play NIMBLE