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Robot Builder's Bonanza, 4th Edition, 4th Edition by Gordon McComb

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Chapter 6Mechanical Construction Techniques

More than likely, at one time or another, you’ve used tools to build or fix something. But even with that experience, you may not know the ins and outs of using tools to work with robot-building materials. If you’re a die-hard workshop expert, that’s fine; you can skip this chapter and move on to the next. But keep reading if you lack basic construction and tool use know-how, or if you need a refresher course.

This chapter assumes you’ve read the section on tools in Chapter 5, “Building Robot Bodies—the Basics.” It contains a review of all the core tools you need to construct automatons in your garage. If you haven’t yet read that chapter, do so now, then come back. A few additional specialty tools ...

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