Mastering BeagleBone Robotics
By Richard Grimmett
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: December 2014
Pages: 234

Robots are quickly bursting from the world of science fiction right into our own living rooms. The small-but-mighty BeagleBone Black embedded processor provides the power and capability to program your own robotic projects using its complete Linux development environment.

Mastering BeagleBone Robotics lets you push your creativity to the limit through complex, diverse, and fascinating robotic projects right from scratch. Start off simple by building a tracked robot that moves, sees its environment, and navigates barriers. Go aquatic with a sailing robot that controls its rudder and sail, senses the direction of the wind, and plots its course using GPS. Then plunge beneath the surface of the waves as you create and control a robotic submarine to explore the world underwater with a webcam link. Walk on all fours with a limbed creation, and take to the skies as you create a quadcopter, then use the BeagleBone Black to make it autonomous and fly in its own direction using its own power.

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4.0

Nice book to learn robotics.

By sniper

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly Mastering BeagleBone Robotics:

    - Right from beginning on how to setup the Beagle Bone Black, adding software packages for the projects is demonstrated.
    - Various resources for circuit boards and other accessories given.
    - Construction of different variants of robots are explained.
    - Programming of robots simplified. Code is explained line by line. Helpful for newbies is programming.

     
    4.0

    Interesting book around the Beaglebone

    By RHVT

    from Atlanta, GA

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    Pros

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    • Not comprehensive enough

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    Comments about oreilly Mastering BeagleBone Robotics:

    I really enjoyed reading this book and following its tutorials, it is well explained and it has some interesting topics that will help you start on your next robot, wether it is ground, air, water or even like a submarine. On the other hand, I will not recommend this book for beginners due to its target level, from intermediate to advance users, people that already have good foundations of electronics, or read previous books about a BeagleBone setup.

    From the book, I liked the sections about the underwater operations and the autonomous quadcopter, which generally are not explained in books of the kind "Robotics With..", although they are just a mere introduction to what can be achieved; everything will have images and screenshots of what's needed to follow the chapter and end up with a functional robot capable of operate by its own.

    I would totally recommend this book if you already have a BeagleBone and want to do something exciting with it.

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