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James Jeffrey Trobaugh, Winning Design!, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2105-1_2

2. Chassis Design

James Jeffrey Trobaugh

(1)Roswell, Georgia, USA

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 that 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 consistency in different environments. The first part of meeting that goal is to start with a sturdy and effective chassis.

I have found that one of the better ways to build a chassis is to start with the drive system and work my way up; ...

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