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Winning Design!: LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Design Patterns for Fun and Competition by James J. Trobaugh

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Chapter 2. Chassis Design

You're ready to build your robot, but what kind of robot design do you need? You know the rules and the requirements, so now you need a design will best meet your goal of a winning robot. No single design will ensure a winner. The goal is a robot that can deliver consistent results over and over again. And it must be able to perform with the same consistently in different environments. The first part of meeting that goal is to start with a sturdy and effective chassis.

I have found one of the better ways to build a chassis is to start with the drive system and work my way up, this allows room to experiment and see what work design best works. Don't forget to make room for the motors to attach, but you can get a lot done ...

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