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Arduino Robotics by Harald Molle, Josh Adams, John-David Warren

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Chapter 12. The Battle-Bot

You have likely heard of (or watched) the various televised Battle-Bot competitions, in which two or more robots are entered into a ring (actually a bullet-proof cage) and let loose until there is only one robot moving–kind of like ultimate fighting for robots. This chapter focuses on building one of these fighting robots, either to enter into a competition or to act as your personal body guard around the house. When building a Battle-bot (Figure 12-1), the point is to disable and destroy your opponents robot, so let your destructive juices flow and come up with some otherwise really bad ideas!

In this chapter, you build a four-wheel drive robot with a heavy duty steel frame, steel plating on each side, and two types ...

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