NOV 2012 UPDATED DEC 2014

books, magazines & self study opportunities


Every day I meet young people who say "if only i could get an opportunity to study robotics then my life would be better..."

When I was young I myself never got the opportunity to study robotics, so I understand the pain of being denied opportunity.

However what I did do is embark on a 30 year quest to find out all I could myself on my own...

Today I have a robotics training outfit that is probably better than anything in the world because I know just how tough it can be to study on one's own so I have done everything I can to make it easier for you than it was for me.

Knowing that there is nothing holding you back, that "the government" is not going to help you, why don't you get some of these books and start reading today?

If you read a little every day who knows where you might be in 30 years?

Best wishes

Michael Ettershank
www.robotscience.co.za
info@ robotscience.coza



To do well in science, technology, engineering & mathematics you need to develop enough self-discipline to read.

If you decide not to read the plain truth is that you will never progress.

Sorry, but that's the truth.

With robotics the HARDER you WORK the luckier you get.

Above is a quote from Gary Player and he's one of the smartest people I know, and he has the courage to speak the truth.

For teenagers the comic book illustrated format of "The Manga Guide to Electricity" is absolutely fantastic, for the basics of electronics and adults we recommend the UK edition of "Electronics for Dummies"

For microcontrollers and robotics and programming we recommend Parallax Robotics with the Boe-Bot:

http://www.parallax.com/downloads/robotics-boe-bot-text

We also recommend that you look out for old copies of electronics magazines from which you can learn heaps! Check out ROBOT MAGAZINE and SERVO MAGAZINE and ELEKTOR and NUTS n VOLTS...

To help you get started please also watch and learn from our instructional videos - there are more than 160 that you can download and watch at your leisure.