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Robot Building for Beginners, Third Edition by David Cook

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CHAPTER 8

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Clips and Test Leads

The components on Sandwich’s circuit board are permanently soldered together. You’ll learn about that later. But what do you do if you want to make a quick connection for a simple experiment? No, don’t use electrical tape. It’s too loose and sticky!

This chapter covers a simple method for making a few temporary connections. It also describes a multimeter test that you can perform to check if an electrical connection has been made.

The Gators Are Hungry Tonight

Alligator clips have spring-closing “mouths” that grip parts (see Figure 8-1). Squeezing the center of the clip causes the mouth to open and release whatever ...

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