Making Things Move DIY Inventor's Handbook for Robots, Mechanisms and More!
Description: Dustyn Roberts' Making Things Move is a wonderful introduction to practical mechanics. This book teaches you the basics of building moving mechanisms through non-technical explanation, not abstract engineering theory. These straight-forward explanations, together with examples and DIY projects, will help you form a solid understanding of concepts like attaching couplers and shafts to a motor or converting rotary motion to linear motion. Jam-packed with pictures, drawings, screenshots, and down-to-Earth instruction, Making Things Move focuses on practical application with an emphasis on readily available parts, materials and processes.
Practical and easy-to-understand explanations.
Discussions on modern fabrication processes such as Laser-cutting and 3D printing, and how to access them.
Over a dozen topic-focused projects and three broad-scale projects incorporating lessons form the whole book.
Shopping lists and off-the-shelf component guides for DIY projects.
Includes online component for continuing education with the book's companion website and blog.
Discover how to:
•Find and select materials
•Fasten and join parts
•Measure force, friction, and torque
•Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy
•Create and control motion
•Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs
•Combine simple machines for work and fun
•Rube Goldberg breakfast machine
•Mousetrap powered car
•DIY motor with magnet wire
•Motor direction and speed control
•Designing and fabricating spur gears
•Animated creations in paper
•An interactive rotating platform
•Small vertical axis wind turbine
•SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot
Make Great Stuff!
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