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, ...