[vcf-midatlantic] books about robots

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Sun Jun 12 15:06:56 EDT 2016

The local to me College of NJ library has copies of
"How to design" by Heiserman and "How to build" by Loofbourrow. I read 
them and they are both interesting and useful as vintage how-to
robotics books. Heiserman is pre-microprocessor so it's pure TTL digital 
logic. It's informative about digital methods. Loofbourrow covers a lot 
of mechanics on joints, hands; and has lots of KIM 6502 code.

Both books, and others of that late 1970's era, are good on how to make 
mechanical stuff from available materials - wood, metal, etc. To make 
robotics from stuff on hand, not stuff you buy for that use. And they 
lay out the logic and often the code for managing sensors and actuators; 
stuff that's often buried in support code today.

  It's informative and educational to see these things at a fundamental 


Herbert R. Johnson,  New Jersey USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

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