Chapter 26Build Robots with Wheels and Tracks

As you discovered in Part 2 of this book, you can construct practical and functional mobile robots using only common tools and readily available materials. You can use wood, plastic, or metal—or, for quick prototypes, heavy-duty cardboard or foamboard intended for art projects. (What’s a robot but a fancy art project?!)

This chapter extends what you’ve discovered in previous pages, offering numerous plans and design concepts for building robots that run about on wheels and tracks. The choice of construction material is up to you, and you’re free to experiment with different sizes and assembly techniques.

See Chapter 27 if you’re wanting to build a robot that uses legs to move around.

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