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BUILD A REMOTECONTROLLED ROBOT DAVID R SHIRCLIFF by David R. Shircliff

By David R. Shircliff

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After the wheels are attached, make a final check to see that they are straight. Once the two motorized wheels are mounted, it is necessary to mount a third castor wheel on the front of the platform. THE MOTORIZED PLATFORM 9 FIGURE 1-9. Motorized wheel attachment. THIRD CASTOR WHEEL The castor wheel makes the platform level and gives it stability. The wheel should be about 3 inches in diameter and designed for heavy-duty use. Depending on the wheel you obtain, you’ll probably have to stack pieces of plywood between the platform and the mounting plate of the castor wheel so that the platform sits level.

Remember to take your time and not to cut or drill the aluminum angle until you have checked your measurements or hole locations against the book. Q CUTTING ALUMINUM Figure 2-1 shows how to cut each of the five aluminum strips into the pieces that make up Questor’s framework. Cut the strips with a hack saw and use a miter box to achieve straight cuts. Be careful not to cut the aluminum before you have checked your measurements. 13 Copyright 2002 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click Here for Terms of Use.

Figure I-20 pictures a showbot with a body the shape of a trashcan. If you feel that metal is too difficult to work with, simply buy a plastic trashcan. Be sure that the plastic is hard and nonflexible. Flexible plastic is weak and therefore makes a poor body. Small metal cans, wash tubs, and even salad bowls can be used for robot bodies. Once your base is done you can experiment with different containers until a final design is reached. Figures I-21 and I-22 on pp. xxx and xxxi show sketches of two robot bodies.

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