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Make a Raspberry Pi-Controlled Robot by Wolfram Donat

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Chapter 5. Parts Is Parts

OK, enough introductions and tours and histories and whatnot; you’re probably itching to get to the building of the rover. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the parts used to build it. I’ve included a section just for sensors; remember that you can add or take away from these as you like. The more sensors you pack on board, however, the more like a rover your machine becomes. I’ve also, where applicable or possible, added the links to where you can buy these parts online.

Remember: you don’t have to use the parts I list here. For instance, I’m using the wheels from a Power Wheels Escalade, but you may decide to use larger or smaller tires (especially if you make your rover’s body quite a bit smaller than mine).

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