Well, I'm almost convinced to purchase the book "Build an All Terrain Robot". If it turns out not to be what I need I will sell it on eBay.
I am also considering either "Building Robot Drive Trains" or "Building Robot Bases". What I am looking for from one of these 2 books is help in the process of deciding on motors, speed controllers / h-bridges, and power supply details. Currently I would just like to purchase one or the other, although the pack rat gene tells me to buy both !
Here are some criteria to use in advising me:1) I already own 2 of Gordon's books: "Robot Builder's Bonanza" and "Robot Builder's Sourcebook" - both are great !!! 2) The bot I am currently working on is being built from scratch, for the most part, and is much larger than anything I've done to date. 3) I am well versed in using power tools, etc., from a carpentry / home rehab& tinkerer's point of view. 4) I have a technical degree, write software for a living, but it's been many years since I have taken statics or dynamics engineering courses. 5) I am comfortable with microcontrollers, Linux, PCs, servo control boards, Basic Stamp, etc.
Given all of that, which book - "Drive Train" or "Robot Bases" - would you guys suggest in addition to "All Terrain Robot" ?
Many thanks in advance for everyone's help !.