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Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi: Physical Computing with Circuits, Sensors, Outputs, and Projects by Stewart Watkiss

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© Stewart Watkiss 2016

Stewart Watkiss, Learn Electronics with Raspberry Pi, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1898-3_8

8. Rolling Forward: Designing and Building a Robot

Stewart Watkiss

(1)Redditch, UK

This chapter looks at creating a robot vehicle. This process involves selecting and making a chassis, adding motor controls, and writing some software that makes it all work. This is mainly based on one of my first homemade robot vehicles, affectionately named the Ruby Robot, although I’ll be looking at some alternative chassis and motor controllers. Rather than following it step-by-step, consider this chapter a general guide to how the process works and treat it as an inspiration for creating your own personalized robot to suit your budget, time, and equipment. ...

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