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How to Build Your Own Self-Programming Robot by David L Heiserman - 1st - 1979 - from Hideaway Books and Biblio.co.uk

How to Build Your Own Self-Programming Robot

by David L Heiserman

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Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books, 1979. 1st. Hardcover. Good. Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books, 1979. 1st. Good. This book is dedicated to three personalities that have had the most influence on the project: my wife Judy, my son Paul, and my robot Rodney 1979 First Edition <br /><br />Book is in good condition NOT EX-LIBRARY There are signs of visible wear which may include markings, bookplate or authors name, bumping, small tears, non-major spine or binding defects but book is still wholly intact SEE PICTURES for any wear or defects Condition based on age of book To ensure you receive the quality of book expected we provide pictures of NOTICEABLE WEAR for ALL books we sell with marked conditions of GOOD + If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to send us an email<br /><br />Contents:1 Robots, machine intelligence, and Rodney : What's so tough about this project? ; A critical turning point ; What is a robot? ; Is Rodney a real robot? ; The evolution of machine intelligence ; Is this for real? ; How to answer questions about your Rodney robot --<br />2 The Rodney system: an overall view : A few comments about the microprocessor ; Rodney's microprocessor system ; Origin of the busses ; A block diagram view ; Memories and I/O ports on the data bus ; Memories and function-select on the address bus ; More about the role of the microprocessor ; The front-panel assembly ; Rodney mainframe and nest --<br />3 Before we get started : Read the book before you start building ; Keep track as you go along ; Gathering parts and materials ; Test and troubleshoot as you go along ; Justifying the cost of the project --<br />4 Robot mainframe and auxiliary power supply : Mainframe considerations ; Auxiliary power supply --<br />5 Front panel program/test assembly : Theory of operation ; Electrical components of the front-panel system ; Constructing and testing the front panel ; Wiring the data and address section of the I/O board ; Front-panel system tests ; Testing and troubleshooting --<br />6 Function-and I/O-select circuitry : Theory of operation, an overall view ; Detailed theory of operation ; Assembling the select circuitry ; Testing and troubleshooting the system --<br />7 Installing and testing the program RAM and primary ports : Additions to the CPU board ; Additions to the I/O board ; Testing the program RAM, port 0, and port 2 --<br />8 Motor drive and power-distribution assemblies : Motor control circuit theory ; Rodney's responses to motor-control signals ; Motor speed sense circuit ; Power-distribution section ; Assembling the motor control and power panel ; Installing and testing the motor-control system ; Installing and testing the motor speed sense circuit ; Adding circuitry for "feed" sensing --<br />9 Adding the microprocessor and building the nest : The microprocessor and buffer circuits ; Installing the buffers and microprocessor ; Solving the noise problem ; Installing Rodney's bumper and charge rings ; The nest assembly ; The battery-charger system --<br />10 Running Alpha Rodney : Alpha Rodney-One, the simplest system ; The Alpha Rodney-One program ; Firing up Alpha Rodney-One --<br />11 Adding main memory and a look at Beta Rodney : The main memory system ; Adding main memory to the CPU board ; Checking the main memory system ; Running Beta Rodney ; Beta Rodney-One programs --<br />12 An elementary Gamma Rodney : How to appreciate gamma-class behavior ; A Gamma-Rodney scheme ; Gamma program flowcharts ; The gamma programs ; Reverting back to beta --<br />13 Adding a cassette tape interface : Cassette tape interface circuit ; Adding the PROM to the CPU board ; Using the tape interface ; The tape interface program --<br />14 Expanding the Rodney system : Low-battery sensing circuit ; Giving Rodney an "eye" ; Giving Rodney a "beep-beep" voice ; Giving Rodney an "ear" ; Accessing a 2-byte main memory address"lue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books, 1979. 1st. Good. This book is dedicated to three personalities that have had the most influence on the project: my wife Judy, my son Paul, and my robot Rodney 1979 First Edition <br /><br />Book is in good condition NOT EX-LIBRARY There are signs of visible wear which may include markings, bookplate or authors name, bumping, small tears, non-major spine or binding defects but book is still wholly intact SEE PICTURES for any wear or defects Condition based on age of book To ensure you receive the quality of book expected we provide pictures of NOTICEABLE WEAR for ALL books we sell with marked conditions of GOOD + If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to send us an email<br /><br />Contents:1 Robots, machine intelligence, and Rodney : What's so tough about this project? ; A critical turning point ; What is a robot? ; Is Rodney a real robot? ; The evolution of machine intelligence ; Is this for real? ; How to answer questions about your Rodney robot --<br />2 The Rodney system: an overall view : A few comments about the microprocessor ; Rodney's microprocessor system ; Origin of the busses ;


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