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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure by James Floyd Kelly

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CHAPTER 18PushBot—Planning and Design

The GrabberBot built in Chapter 15 performed its tasks by lifting and bringing the scroll back. The bot for this next challenge will perform its tasks by doing the opposite—pushing the figurines into their proper locations.

Why pushing? Well, lifting the figurines is definitely a possibility. And you might choose to attack the problem using a lifting motion again. But for the purposes of designing my bot, I've decided that I want to keep the figurines in contact with the floor to avoid dropping them as well as reduce the risk of tipping my bot over if the statues are heavy. With that in mind, let me walk you through the planning and design of my PushBot.

PushBot Planning and Design

In Chapter 19, you can ...

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