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Robot Building for Beginners by David Cook

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Chapter 12. Solderless Prototyping

Sandwich, the line-following robot, has a fairly simple circuit. Even so, at least 30 or 40 electrical connections need to be made. Consider what you have planned for your ultimate robot and you'll see that alligator clips are not going to be sufficient. In this chapter, you'll learn about a popular technology for experimenting.

Needing A Better Way

When designing a robot circuit, mistakes will be made. Also, most builders throw in some new items with each creation in an endeavor to advance their knowledge. These two factors necessitate some sort of test phase, which is called prototyping. This is the time to try things before committing to a final design.

For electronic circuits, something is needed to allow easy ...

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