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Robot Building for Beginners, Third Edition by David Cook

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CHAPTER 3

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Safety

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, ...

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