6. Building Stronger Models

In this chapter we discuss a number of techniques that you can employ to make your Mindstorms creations stronger and less likely to break apart. Let’s face it, LEGO creations are mainly held together by friction, so anything you can do to strengthen your models will help out in the long run. This is especially true in the case of robotics, where the model can be expected to move a great deal more than a static model would. This chapter provides tips on making stronger Mindstorms models.

Use Multiple Pegs

The point of using multiple pegs is obvious: the more pins that connect two beams, the more likely those beams will stick together. Make sure you use the correct pegs, too. Avoid the ones without the friction tabs ...

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