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Robot Building for Beginners, Third Edition by David Cook

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CHAPTER 19

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Wheels

At this point, you have some wonderful motors that are only spinning themselves. In this chapter, you’ll be introduced to a variety of wheels and some criteria to aid you in selecting a pair of wheels for the line-following robot.

Anatomy of a Wheel

Most wheels consist of two parts (see Figure 19-1). First, there’s the tire, which is the rubbery part that grips the surface. Then, there’s a sturdy core, which distributes the motor force and retains the wheel’s shape.

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Figure 19-1. An ordinary wheel with the rim partially pulled ...

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