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

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Chapter 48Danger, Will Robinson!

Everyone complains that a robot is good for nothin’—except, perhaps, providing its master with a way to tinker with gadgets in the name of “science”! But here’s one useful application you can give your robot in short order: fire and smoke detection. As this chapter will show, you can easily attach sensors to your robot to detect flames, heat, smoke, and poisonous gases, making your robot a kind of mobile safety inspector.

imageNow, don’t go treating your robot sentry as foolproof. The methods described here are for experimental use only. For reasons we’ll get into, a robot may not be the best at detecting smoke or gas ...

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