Mastering BeagleBone Robotics

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If you want a simple guide to building complex robots, then this book is for you. You'll need some programming knowledge and experience working with mechanical systems.
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About the author

Richard Grimmett has always been fascinated by computers and electronics from his very first programming project that used Fortran on punch cards. He has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Leadership Studies. He also has 26 years of experience in electronics and computers and has one of the original brick phones and a Google Glass. He currently teaches computer science and electrical engineering at Brigham Young University, Idaho, where his office is filled with many of his robotic projects. He recently completed a book on using the Arduino for robotic projects, and another on the Raspberry PI.
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Publisher
Packt Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Dec 22, 2014
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Pages
234
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ISBN
9781783988914
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Hardware / General
Computers / Microprocessors
Computers / Operating Systems / Linux
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This content is DRM free.
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