- Publisher: Mondo-Tronics; 3rd Rev edition (Oct 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1879896133
- ISBN-13: 978-1879896130
- Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 20.8 x 1 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,028,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Muscle Wires Project Book is more than just an instruction manual for building Boris. Other topics include: Basic lever action, ratchets and latches, model railroad crossing, AC power circuit, solar power circuit, paper airplane launcher, life-like butterfly, rubber tube "flexi", proportional control, radio control interface, programmable multiple wire controller & serial port interface, PC parallel port interface and much more.
BORIS: Length: 13.5 cm Height: 4.5 cm Weight: 30 grams Power & Drive: - Eight 100 µm dia. Muscle Wires (50 centimeters total). - 6 volts, 500 milliamp max. - Full software control via PC parallel printer port.
Get the facts behind the unusual properties of Muscle Wires. Study their uses in heat engines, industrial, medical and aerospace applications, electronic and mechanical devices, prosthetic limbs, robotics, virtual reality systems, and more.
Get the essential Do's and Don'ts of designing, constructing and powering Muscle Wires devices. Take best advantage of their small sizes and amazing strengths. Discover essential tricks and secrets to getting maximum performance from your projects.
Create dozens of devices from simple levers to multi-action robots. Get detailed instructions for fifteen hands-on projects (from simple lever mechanisms, to Boris, the six legged motorless walking machine), plus sources for wires, materials, electronic components, and software. Develop your own Muscle Wire projects for Model Railroads, Custom Electronic Devices, Science Fair Projects, Radio Control Vehicles, Computer-Controlled Systems, Animated Models, and Ultra-Small Machines & Robots.
"If you're interested in lightweight robot muscles, check this book out immediately!" Robot Explorer Newsletter
"A comprehensive, practical and clearly written user's manual." Computer Craft Magazine
Includes the award winning Muscle Wire Project Book, plus Flexinol 050, 100 and 150, plus crimps and instructions. The wire, plus a few other readily available materials, are all you need to build all 15 projects in the book including Boris the motorless walking machine. An ideal starter package for engineers, students and experimenters of all ages.