Chapter 7. Bot Construction

Now that we’ve gone over the history of Linux, and what the Pi is and what it can do, and how to set up the wireless, and (of course) the parts required, it’s time to get down to some robot building. Remember, Rome was not built in a day, and neither will your rover. Take your time with the build, and plan out what you do before you do it. You know the saying: measure twice, cut once.

This is especially applicable if you are using the rover in this book as a suggestion, and not a step-by-step instruction list. With each modification you make (and you are encouraged to make them), you’ll be faced with design decisions not mentioned here. I hope to prevent you from making some avoidable mistakes, but obviously I can’t ...

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