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

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Chapter 24Mounting Motors and Wheels

You’ve got two motors. You’ve got a robot body. What comes next isn’t always simple: you have to somehow mount the two motors onto the robot body, hopefully without making the thing look like a junkyard reject! Then there’s the problem of attaching the wheels.

DC motors and R/C servos each have their own means of mounting to a robot platform or frame. Some are easier than others. In this chapter you’ll learn ways to mount both common and not-so-common motors to robot frames and platforms. And you’ll learn about attaching wheels to those motors.

To round out the chapter, you’ll find helpful information about using standard drivetrain components—things like gears, chain, belts, and couplers.

Mounting DC Motors ...

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