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Here's a link to the page I'm questioning (it's the $50 robot tutorial): http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot_step1.shtml

Question;
After opening the page, scroll down to the Tools/Misc List.  This is the only list without explicit guidance.  Element one and two of the list, "Wires," and "Screws," I would like to know what kind of "Wires," we're talking about, and what size/quantity of "Screws," and "Wires," I will need for the project.

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Re: $50 Robot (fractional part of material list is not explicit)
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 04:33:18 PM »
I would recommend jumper wire for the circuit board work, and 22awg wire for the photosensors.

and for screws, you don't need any as the servos come with mounting screws.

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Re: $50 Robot (fractional part of material list is not explicit)
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 07:50:40 PM »
Just curious, is this recommendation built off of experience building this robot and/or other robots, or just an educated guess in general?

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Re: $50 Robot (fractional part of material list is not explicit)
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008, 08:12:47 PM »
in terms of wire, its preferance as long as it meets the current requirements. I wouldnt want to use stranded wire on a board though... especially on a bread board. I ran out of jumpers and had to finish a project with hook-up wire. not fun.  Use stranded wire at times when the wire will be flexed repeatedly, and in higher current apps. you are going to have to plan out the chassis of your bot before you can figure out what kind / length / thread you need for the fasteners.

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Re: $50 Robot (fractional part of material list is not explicit)
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008, 10:10:25 PM »
oh, i've built it myself.

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Re: $50 Robot (fractional part of material list is not explicit)
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008, 04:08:39 PM »
If you look at the pics further in the tutorial it will be more obvious . . .

Its always good to have 22 or 24 gauge around when making robots, and of multiple colors.

 


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