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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots by Gareth Branwyn

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Chapter 10. Robot Hardware and Software

In This Chapter

• Hooking you up with the best places to get robot kits

• Sources for individual components

• Sharing some robot-geek favorite surplus haunts

Sourcing the Right Stuff

There are so many choices now in selecting kits, robot parts, microcontrollers, and the software that enables all these things to bring your bots to life. What follows is a list of some of the better retailers, manufacturers, and other sources out there. This is, by no means, an exhaustive list, but this will certainly get you started. To find additional sources, go to some of the “Portals” listed in Chapter 12, “Robots on the Web,” and look on their Links, Manufacturers, Retailers, or similar pages.

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