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Animatronics: Guide to Holiday Displays,9780790612195

Animatronics: Guide to Holiday Displays

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 8/1/2000
Publisher(s): Cengage Learning
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

Author Edwin Wise takes the reader inside his world of robotics in an innovative guide to designing, developing, and building animated displays centered around the holidays of Halloween and Christmas.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Welcome to the Lab
1(8)
Tools and Materials
2(7)
Skin and Bones
9(28)
Skin
10(6)
Bones
16(7)
Joints, Ligaments, and Fasteners
23(10)
Muscle
33(4)
Basic Muscle Power: Electric Motors
37(12)
AC versus DC
37(2)
Motor Specifications
39(6)
Attaching to the Shaft
45(4)
Stirring and Spinning
49(18)
Simple Spinner
50(2)
Offset Spinner
52(7)
Alternative Construction
59(3)
Stirring
62(5)
Back and Forth
67(32)
Oscillation
67(2)
Pull
69(2)
Push
71(1)
Technical Details
71(4)
Putting it to Use
75(24)
Up and Down
99(42)
Cams
99(42)
Pneumatics Basics
141(34)
Principles
141(9)
Pneumatic Components
150(20)
Pneumatics Overview
170(5)
Surprise!
175(30)
Up and at 'em!
177(28)
The Big Picture
205(8)
The Plan
205(4)
The Details
209(4)
Who's There?
213(24)
Sensing People
214(13)
Feedback in the Automata
227(10)
Power Drivers
237(6)
AC Control: Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers
237(2)
DC Control: MOSFETs
239(4)
Brains....Bring me Brains
243(20)
Delayed Turnoff
243(3)
Delayed Turn-on
246(1)
Sequencing
247(2)
Pulse-Width Modulation
249(1)
R/C Servo Control
250(2)
PC Ports
252(1)
Microcontroller Systems for Sale
253(2)
Custom MCU
255(8)
Index 263

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