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

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13. Web-Interacting Robots

One of the features that most of the robots in this book share is that you control them from a location right next to them. What if we built a robot that could be controlled from around the world? In this chapter, you learn about various possibilities. For instance, there are robots that interact with Twitter, either making posts or searching for ones containing a specific keyword. Other robots work almost as Internet-connected weather stations, sending data back to your computer to let you know what’s going on.

In addition to covering some of these possibilities, I’ll show you how to give the Arduino-equipped dart gun from Chapter 7, “Harnessing Infrared,” the capability to send you an SMS (a text message) when it ...

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