Chapter 4. Building the Four-Wheeled Mobile Platform

This chapter provides advice on the construction of the 4WD (4 Wheel Drive) chassis shown in Figure 4-1. 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 four wheeled robot of your own design, you should read the sections on attaching control electronics and sensors if you want 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 4-1. The 4WD robot chassis

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