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Robot Building for Beginners, Third Edition by David Cook

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CHAPTER 24

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Body Building

A robot’s body provides a framework to which you can attach various components and circuit boards. The body protects the robot’s innards against battering damage as well as environmental harm. The body can make a robot convenient to carry and straightforward to store. Often overlooked as a consideration, the robot’s body strikingly affects the way humans perceive the robot.

This chapter begins with some common approaches to developing robot bodies. The rest of the chapter explains how you can create a body like Sandwich’s for your line-following robot.

Approaching Robot Bodies

Sometimes you’ll run across a wonderful enclosure, ...

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