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

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Chapter 13Assembly Techniques

A robot is an amalgam of parts both small and large, important and seemingly inconsequential. We don’t forget the big stuff: motors, wheels, batteries, bases. But it’s easy to overlook how the robot is put together—the way it’s assembled.

How your robot is connected is no less important than its motors, wheels, batteries, and bases. So in this chapter, you’ll learn about assembling the raw materials of your robots into full-fledged creations. After all, even the Frankenstein monster used bolts to keep his head from falling off.

Screws, Nuts, and Other Fasteners

Mechanical fasteners are the most elementary of all assembly hardware. They are the nuts, screws, and washers used to hold pieces together. Fasteners are ...

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