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Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition, 4th Edition by Gordon McComb

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Chapter 4Safety First (and Always)

Robotics is a safe and sane hobby, but only if you practice it with caution and respect. It can involve working with soldering tools that can burn, saws that can remove bits of flesh, and household current that can electrocute.

Any dangers involved in robot building are easily minimized by taking a few simple steps to practice safe working habits. Take your time and think things through; you may never have to burn yourself with a soldering iron, cut yourself with a knife or saw, or shock yourself with an exposed electrical wire.

Project Safety

If you plan on constructing the bodies and frames of your robots, you’ll need to work with saws, drills, and other building tools. Use all tools according to the manufacturer’s ...

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