Chapter 3. Building the Two-Wheeled Mobile Platform

This chapter provides advice on the construction of a Two Wheel Drive (2WD) chassis with front caster, as shown in Figure 3-1. Construction is straightforward; you can follow the detailed steps or improvise if you want to customize your robot. The chapter also shows how you attach and connect sensors used in the projects covered in later chapters.

If you prefer to build a two wheeled robot of your own design, you should read the sections on attaching control electronics and sensors; this will prepare you to use the code for the projects in the chapters to come. Information in this chapter my also provide some ideas to help with the design of your own robot.

Figure 3-1. 2WD Robot Chassis

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