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Über dieses Buch

Create robots and other mechanical devices with UBTECH's Jimu Robots kit. This book shows you the high potential for STEM learning with the Jimu Robots, hardware, and software. You'll design a basic and walking creation and bring to life robots of your own.

As UBTECH expands their Jimu Robots into the hands of STEM learners and teachers, this book serves as its official companion, providing an introduction to the Jimu Robots wide range of capabilities. In short, The UBTECH Jimu Robots Builder’s Guide will provide inspiration and innovative potential to existing users and those who are into the growing tech/maker trend of Jimu Robots.
What You’ll Learn
Use all the latest Jimu Robot pieces and kits
Apply practical instructions to build creative Jimu Robot models
Improve STEM education with Jimu Robots
Assemble creations that users can control via smartphone or tablet Who This Book Is For

Educators, makers, tinkerers, and STEM participants

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Jimu Robots in STEM Education

Abstract
We live in an age of technology that was science fiction only decades ago. Clearly this technological or information age began with the necessity of a computer in every business and household. Now, computers that were once the size of houses have been miniaturized into a smartphone with easy-to-use apps that are accessible to almost every consumer. Surely this younger generation, being raised by this ever advancing technology, needs to be prepared for even greater technological achievement.
Mark Rollins

Chapter 2. Your First UBTECH Jimu Robots Construction

Abstract
So, now that you have got yourself familiar with the pieces of Jimu Robots in Chapter 1, it is time to see how they fit together. In other words, it is time to take the plastic off your Jimu Robots kits and start constructing!
Mark Rollins

Chapter 3. The Jimu Robots Software Application

Abstract
Now that we have lined out all the pieces of Jimu Robots, we should discuss what to do once we have fit a few together. I’m going to focus on the scorpion project discussed in Chapter 2, but these are instructions for programming that can apply to other future projects.
Mark Rollins

Chapter 4. The Jimu Robots Vehicle and How to Make It Go

Abstract
Now that you know how to build a structure with Jimu Robot kits, I want to talk about something that I’m sure that you already want me to address: how to make it move.
Mark Rollins

Chapter 5. The Jimu Robots Walking Vehicle

Abstract
Jimu Robots can do all sorts of things, as long as they are built correctly along with the right programs. One of the more difficult aspects is building a robot that can walk.
Mark Rollins

Chapter 6. Advanced Programming Techniques

Abstract
Since the previous chapters laid the foundation for building your own Jimu Robot and making it move, this chapter covers the capabilities of coding on the Jimu app. Coding is the actual letters and numbers that form commands that make up every program, whether it is run on your computer or your smartphone/tablet. Many programs have lines of code that run in the millions. Jimu uses Blockly coding, a drag and drop language created by Google. Each block is accessed from the side of the screen and dragged to the main working area, where the block will serve its purpose. Like pieces of a puzzle, the programming blocks link together to form code, which enables the user to do al kings of things. Whether it’s your first time coding or you have previous experience, Blockly is a fun way to learn coding techniques while playing with your Jimu.
Mark Rollins

Chapter 7. UBTECH Forklift

Abstract
Sometimes you have to “think outsie the box” when it comes to Jimu Robots parts. Yes, that metaphor has been done to death, but it really applies when it comes to constructing something in Jimu Robots that does not come with a set of prepared instructions.
Mark Rollins

Chapter 8. The Jimu Robots Robot Hand

Abstract
In addition to the robot vehicles and other things that I have taught in this book, I thought it would be good to spotlight another project that many will want to do: the robotic hand or robot hand.
Mark Rollins

Backmatter

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