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Winning Design!: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Design Patterns for Fun and Competition, Second Edition by James Jeffrey Trobaugh

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© James Jeffrey Trobaugh 2017

James Jeffrey Trobaugh, Winning Design!, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2105-1_9

9. Power Attachments

James Jeffrey Trobaugh

(1)Roswell, Georgia, USA

Chapter 8 discussed why attachments are needed on robots to complete their missions. Although passive attachments can be very helpful, sometimes robot attachments need a bit more horsepower. By adding power to the robot attachments, you add a wide range of new functions that your robot can perform, such as grabbing, lifting, triggering, and even pushing. On the EV3 brick, there are only four power outlets, and for most robot designs, two of the outputs will be used for navigation. This leaves only two power sources for attachments, so you must use them wisely. Just like with the ...

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