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Robot Builder: The Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots by John Baichtal

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5. Controlling Your Robot

The robots you’ve built thus far have been a tiny bit (okay, completely) on the simplistic side. You turn it on and it runs; turn it off and it stops. But in this chapter, you’re leveling up! You’ll learn about various ways you can control your robot. Take the Arduino-controlled LEGO robot in Figure 5.1. Arduinos are inexpensive and easily programmed microcontrollers, and the robot is controlled wirelessly with Nintendo Wii nunchucks. (You can learn how to make it in my other book, Make: LEGO and Arduino Projects.)

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FIGURE 5.1 This LEGO robot is controlled wirelessly using Wii nunchucks.

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