Gordon McComb has released his new book "Robot Builders Bonanza 4"!
I had the 1st edition of this book about 20 years ago. It was my first book on robotics. I am now the proud owner of an autographed 4th edition!
The 4th edition is far more relavent to LMR members as it focuses more on Arduino and Picaxe as well as the Basic Stamp. To be honest, it doesn't matter if you've never used a screw driver before or if you've been building bots for years. This really is a great book that covers everything within a hobbyist price range. No LMR member should be without one!
The book is over 700 pages and covers every thing from selecting the right materials for a basic chassis to adding a low cost camera to your bot. Best of all it doesn't read like a text book and cost less than $20. Gordon actually had to cut a lot of good stuff out of the book to keep it under $20 so as a bonus all that good stuff is available for free on his website: http://www.robotoid.com/
Next time someone tells you to RTFM! Buy this book :D