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Robot Building for Beginners, Third Edition by David Cook

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CHAPTER 1

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Welcome Robot Inventor!

You’ve chosen a stimulating and rewarding hobby. It’s more expensive than insect collecting, but less expensive than stock-car racing.

Think of it: One day your hands will be giving birth to new life forms. Initially, they’ll be rudimentary, but like all handcrafted art, each piece will be unique. And like any great artist, your pieces will gradually become more complex and more wonderful.

Despite decades of public fascination with the concept of robots, helpful personal robots remain an unfulfilled dream. Other than industrial robots, most advancements in the field of robotics are actually due to somewhat unrelated ...

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