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Badass Lego Guns

In BADASS LEGO GUNS, Martin Hüdepohl shows how to build five impressive projectile-firing LEGO guns of his own design as well as a bonus LEGO butterfly ‘knife’. All the guns have a surprising ‘wow’ factor

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Forbidden Lego

Forbidden LEGO introduces you to a type of LEGO freestyle building that master builders do in the back room for fun. I am sure it is fair to say that it is close to impossible to exhaust the creative potential of LEGO bricks. As long as …

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The Cult Of Lego

Here is a book that stands apart from the hundreds of books currently published on LEGO products. This one is not really about the LEGO Company or the creations that can be made with LEGOS. Nor is it written for kids and you will not find how-to …

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Robot Ethics

Edited by Patrick Lin, Keith Abney and George A. Bekey his volume contains thought provoking essays and scholarly discussion of how society and ethics may change as a result of emerging robotics technologies. Topics range from the possibility of programming ethics into robots to the ethical …

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The Master Switch

by Tim Wu “Smartphones are turning into robots…” This is a wonderful book if you are interested in the history of information technology, and it includes a well-articulated history of the internet—the origin of its protocols, the growth of the world wide web and where we may …

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The Robotics Primer

by Maja Mataric As I page through Robot magazine and marvel at the advances being made at pioneering universities, I’ve often wished I could take off from my day job and study at one of them. What would it be like to sit in on “Introduction …

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Vehicles: Experiments In Synthetic Psychology

Author: James H. Phalen, MD From the September/October Issue of Robot Magazine by Valentino Braitenberg, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA; available at www.amazon.com One benefit of robotics being such a young field is that most of the gods of the robot pantheon are still alive. But …

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Underwater Robotics: Science, Design & Fabrication

Author: Don Chanbers From the September/October Issue of Robot Magazine by Steven Moore, Harry Bohm and Vickie Jensen, © 2010 Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, www.marinetech.org When was the last time you picked up a textbook and just couldn’t put it down because it was …

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Become a Geek Dad!

My greatest joy in life is being a father, and in comparing how I grew up with how my father grew up, there is no doubt that I lived the birth of the tech-savvy generation.

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Programming And Customizing The Multicore Propeller Microcontroller

Author: Harry Mueller From Robot Magazine Issue 28 – May/June 2011 by Shane Avery, Chip Gracey, Vern Graner, Martin Hebel, Joshua Hintze, André LaMothe, Andy Lindsay, Jeff Martin and Hanno Sander, Parallax, Inc.; © 2010 McGraw-Hill, available at www.parallax.com and www.amazon.com As hobbyists and students, we …

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Boilerplate – History’s Mechanical Marvel

When you first behold this fine coffee-table book, part of your mind will wonder why you have never heard of “Boilerplate”— the very first fully functional humanoid robot? He is shown above with his inventor, Professor Archibald Balthazar Campion, in an 1893 photo.

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