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RioBotz Combot Tutorial / Tutorial em Robôs de Combate

Download here the English version 2.0 of the RioBotz Combot Tutorial, with 367 pages and 895 figures on how to design and build a combat robot (choose between ZIP or PDF, with same contents):

- RioBotz Combot Tutorial 2.0 (ZIP - 27.2MB)
- RioBotz Combot Tutorial 2.0 (PDF - 28.7MB)

This tutorial is also available in printed version at Amazon for only US$10 (just to cover the printing cost and Amazon fees, with no profit to RioBotz): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1448697050

Clique aqui para a versão 1.0 do Tutorial em Robôs de Combate da RioBotz, com 190 páginas, em Português (escolha entre ZIP ou PDF, com mesmo conteúdo):

- Tutorial em Robôs de Combate 1.0 (ZIP - 15.9MB)
- Tutorial em Robôs de Combate 1.0 (PDF - 16.2MB)

Download here more information (in Portuguese) about the RioBotz RC interface board described in the tutorial, including the listing of its source code (choose between ZIP or PDF, with same contents):
[Clique aqui para o documento contendo mais informações sobre a placa da RioBotz para interface com rádio-controle, descrita no tutorial, e a listagem do seu programa fonte (escolha entre ZIP e PDF, com mesmo conteúdo)]

- RioBotz RC Interface (ZIP - 879KB)
- RioBotz RC Interface (PDF - 1.04MB)

 
CONTENTS FOR THE VERSION 2.0:
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. A Brief History of Robot Combat, 1.2. Structure of the Tutorial, 1.3. Acknowledgments
2. DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
2.1. Weight Classes, 2.2. Scale Factor, 2.3. Combat Robot Types (2.3.1. Rammers, 2.3.2. Wedges, 2.3.3. Lifters, 2.3.4. Launchers / Flippers, 2.3.5. Thwackbots, 2.3.6. Overhead Thwackbots, 2.3.7. Spearbots, 2.3.8. Horizontal Spinners, 2.3.9. Sawbots, 2.3.10. Vertical Spinners, 2.3.11. Drumbots, 2.3.12. Hammerbots, 2.3.13. Clampers, 2.3.14. Crushers, 2.3.15. Flamethrowers, 2.3.16. Multibots), 2.4. Design Steps (2.4.1. Cost, 2.4.2. Sponsorship, 2.4.3. Designing the Robot, 2.4.4. Calculations, 2.4.5. Optimization, 2.4.6. Building and Testing), 2.5. Robot Structure, 2.6. Robot Armor (2.6.1. Traditional Armor, 2.6.2. Ablative Armor, 2.6.3. Reactive Armor), 2.7. Robot Drive System (2.7.1. Tank Treads and Legs, 2.7.2. Wheel Types, 2.7.3. Wheel Steering, 2.7.4. Two-Wheel Drive, 2.7.5. All-Wheel Drive, 2.7.6. Omni-Directional Drive, 2.7.7. Wheel Placement, 2.7.8. Invertible Design), 2.8. Robot Weapon System, 2.9. Building Tools
3. MATERIALS
3.1. Mechanical Properties, 3.2. Steels and Cast Irons, 3.3. Aluminum Alloys, 3.4. Titanium Alloys, 3.5. Magnesium Alloys, 3.6. Other Metals, 3.7. Non-Metals, 3.8. Material Selection Principles (3.8.1. Stiffness Optimization, 3.8.2. Strength and Toughness Optimization), 3.9. Minimum Weight Design (3.9.1. Minimum Weight Plates, 3.9.2. Minimum Weight Internal Mounts, 3.9.3. Minimum Weight Protected Structural Walls, 3.9.4. Minimum Weight Integrated Structure-Armor Walls, 3.9.5. Minimum Weight Wedges, 3.9.6. Minimum Weight Traditional Armor, 3.9.7. Minimum Weight Ablative Armor, 3.9.8. Minimum Weight Beams, 3.9.9. Minimum Weight Shafts and Gears, 3.9.10. Minimum Weight Spinning Bars and Eggbeaters, 3.9.11. Minimum Weight Spinning Disks, Shells and Drums, 3.9.12. Minimum Weight Weapon Inserts, 3.9.13. Minimum Weight Clamper and Crusher Claws, 3.9.14. Minimum Weight Trusses), 3.10. Minimum Volume Design (3.10.1. Compact-Sized Internal Mounts, 3.10.2. Compact-Sized Drums, 3.10.3. Compact-Sized Shafts, Gears and Weapon Parts), 3.11. Conclusions on Materials Selection
4. JOINING ELEMENTS
4.1. Screws, 4.2. Shaft Mounting, 4.3. Rivets, 4.4. Hinges, 4.5. Welds
5. MOTORS AND TRANSMISSIONS
5.1. Brushed DC Motors (5.1.1. Example: Magmotor S28-150, 5.1.2. Typical Brushed DC Motors, 5.1.3. Identifying Unknown Brushed DC Motors), 5.2. Brushless DC Motors, 5.3. Power Transmission (5.3.1. Gears, 5.3.2. Belts, 5.3.3. Chains, 5.3.4. Flexible Couplings, 5.3.5. Torque Limiters), 5.4. Weapon and Drive System Calculations (5.4.1. Example: Design of Touro’s Drive System, 5.4.2. Example: Design of Touro’s Weapon System, 5.4.3. Energy and Capacity Consumption of Spinning Weapons), 5.5. Pneumatic Systems, 5.6. Hydraulic Systems, 5.7. Internal Combustion Engines
6. WEAPON DESIGN
6.1. Spinning Bar Design, 6.2. Spinning Disk Design, 6.3. Tooth Design (6.3.1. Tooth Height and Bite, 6.3.2. Number of Teeth), 6.4. Impact Theory (6.4.1. Impact Equations, 6.4.2. Limit Cases, 6.4.3. Impact Energy, 6.4.4. Example: Last Rites vs. Sir Loin), 6.5. Effective Mass (6.5.1. Effective Mass of Horizontal Spinners, 6.5.2. Effective Mass of Vertical Spinners and Drumbots, 6.5.3. Example: Drumbot Impact, 6.5.4. Effective Mass of Hammerbots, 6.5.5. Full Body, Shell and Ring Drumbots, 6.5.6. Effective Mass Summary), 6.6. Effective Spring and Damper (6.6.1. A Simple Spring-Damper Model, 6.6.2. Spring and Damper Energy, 6.6.3. Offensive Strategies, 6.6.4. Defensive Strategies, 6.6.5. Case Study: Vertical Spinner Stiffness and Damping, 6.6.6. Equivalent Electric Circuit), 6.7. Hammerbot Design (6.7.1. Hammer Energy, 6.7.2. Hammer Impact), 6.8. Overhead Thwackbot Design, 6.9. Thwackbot Design (6.9.1. Thwackbot Equations, 6.9.2. Melty Brain Control, 6.9.3. NavBot Control), 6.10. Launcher Design (6.10.1. Three-Bar Mechanisms, 6.10.2. Launcher Equations, 6.10.3. Height Launcher Equations, 6.10.4. Range Launcher Equations, 6.10.5. Four-Bar Mechanisms, 6.10.6. Launcher Stability), 6.11. Lifter Design, 6.12. Clamper Design, 6.13. Rammer Design, 6.14. Wedge Design (6.14.1. Wedge Types and Shapes, 6.14.2. Wedge Impact, 6.14.3. Defensive Wedges, 6.14.4. Offensive Wedges, 6.14.5. Example: Offensive Wedge vs. Horizontal Spinner, 6.14.6. Angled Impacts, 6.14.7. Wedge Design Against Vertical Spinners), 6.15. Gyroscopic Effect, 6.16. Summary
7. ELECTRONICS
7.1. Radio Transmitter and Receiver (7.1.1. Transmitters, 7.1.2. Receivers, 7.1.3. Antennas, 7.1.4. Gyroscopes, 7.1.5. Battery Elimination Circuit, 7.1.6. Servos), 7.2. Controlling Brushed DC Motors (7.2.1. Bang-Bang Control, 7.2.2. Pulse Width Modulation, 7.2.3. H-Bridge), 7.3. Electronic Speed Controllers (7.3.1. OSMC - Open Source Motor Controller, 7.3.2. IFI Victor, 7.3.3. Robot Power Scorpion, 7.3.4. BaneBots, 7.3.5. Other Brushed Motor Speed Controllers, 7.3.6. Brushless Electronic Speed Controllers), 7.4. Solenoids (7.4.1. White-Rodgers 586 SPDT, 7.4.2. Team Whyachi TW-C1), 7.5. Wiring (7.5.1. Wires, 7.5.2. Terminals, Plugs and Connectors), 7.6. Power Switches, 7.7. Connection Schemes (7.7.1. Classic Connection Scheme, 7.7.2. Improved Connection Scheme, 7.7.3. Connection Scheme for Reversible Weapons), 7.8. Developing your Own Electronics (7.8.1. Speed Controller Development, 7.8.2. RC Interface Development)
8. BATTERIES
8.1. Battery Types (8.1.1. Sealed Lead Acid (SLA), 8.1.2. Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd), 8.1.3. Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), 8.1.4. Alkaline, 8.1.5. Lithium), 8.2. Battery Properties (8.2.1. Price, 8.2.2. Weight, 8.2.3. Voltage, 8.2.4. Shelf Life, 8.2.5. Number of Recharge Cycles, 8.2.6. Charge Time, 8.2.7. Self-Discharge, 8.2.8. Discharge Curve, 8.2.9. Internal Resistance, 8.2.10. Capacity, 8.2.11. De-Rating Factor, 8.2.12. Discharge Rate), 8.3. Battery Care and Tips (8.3.1. Shock Mounting, 8.3.2. Recharging, 8.3.3. Battery Storage, 8.3.4. Assembling Your Own Pack, 8.3.5. Billy Moon's Rules for LiPo)
9. COMBOT EVENTS
9.1. Before the Event (9.1.1. Test and Drive Your Robot, 9.1.2. Prevent Common Failures, 9.1.3. Lose Weight, 9.1.4. Travel Preparations), 9.2. During the Event (9.2.1. Getting Started, 9.2.2. Waiting for Your Fight, 9.2.3. Before Your Fight, 9.2.4. During Your Fight, 9.2.5. Deciding Who Won, 9.2.6. After Your Fight, 9.2.7. Between Fights), 9.3. After the Event (9.3.1. Battery Care, 9.3.2. Inspect Your Robot, 9.3.3. Wrap Up)
10. RIOBOTZ BUILD REPORTS
10.1. Lacrainha, 10.2. Lacraia, 10.3. Anubis, 10.4. Ciclone, 10.5. Titan, 10.6. Touro, 10.7. Mini-Touro, 10.8. Tourinho, 10.9. Puminha, 10.10. Touro Light, 10.11. Micro-Touro, 10.12. Touro Jr., 10.13. Touro Feather, 10.14. Pocket
CONCLUSIONS
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Bibliography
Appendix A – Conversion among Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell A, B and C hardnesses
Appendix B – Material Data
Appendix C – Stress Concentration Factor Graphs
Appendix D – Radio Control Channels and Frequencies
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