Chapter 11. The Seg-Bot

The Seg-bot (Figure 11-1) is the first project in this book intended to carry a human. With this in mind, my primary focus for this project was safety. I should forewarn you that any vehicle that has large motors and weighs 50+ pounds can easily injure a person. You must exercise extreme caution when using or testing this bot, both for yourself and those around you. Make sure you understand how the vehicle works before trying to ride it. You should also wear protective padding and a helmet while riding. Aside from the safety risk, this is probably the most fun robot in this book to build.

The Seg-bot is a two-wheeled, balancing, rideable robot that is concerned only with one thing: staying level. You control the speed and ...

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