Chapter 5Building Robot Bodies—the Basics

So we know robots are a clever combination of mechanics and electronics. The mechanical part constitutes the “body” of the robot—call it a frame, a base, a platform, it’s all the same.

Constructing a robot body comprises three straightforward tasks:

image Choose the material (you can mix and match).

image As needed, cut it to shape, and drill holes for mounting parts.

image Put it all together.

In this chapter you’ll be introduced ...

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