Building a robot is a sign of great intelligence. Retaining your health while doing so is a sign of greater intelligence.
Robotics involves a number of potentially harmful or dangerous situations. This safety chapter is meant to introduce readers to a broad variety of concerns regarding the hobby. Now, here are a few examples of potential dangers that may be encountered in the activities described in this book:
Heat sources (burns, fires) during soldering and installing heat-shrink tubing
Spark or ignition sources from batteries
Bodily harm (cuts and so on) during drilling and cutting
Chemical exposure in solder, solder flux, glues, and electrical components
Eye injury during drilling, cutting, soldering, stripping, and snipping