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Clever ways of attaching components to your robot

attach components to supports like pvc, acrylic, wood, cardboard, polymorph

During the development of Farrusco, we tried a lot of different ways to attach components to PVC supports, from hot-glue, to screws and double side-tape. Because this is intended to be sold as a kit the main keywords were: easy, cheap, last long as possible, and as a final thought “less is more”, what you will see in the fotos below was how André Almeida solved the issue, all credits goes to him. As you see we are using PVC but this can be done with cardboard, wood, acrylic, polymorph, you name it..

We will show bumper-sensors and a Sharp distance sensor, there won’t be much to say, photos speak for themselves:

What we will use is as simple as this:

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Starting with the bumpers, as you see they will fit perfectly inside the holes

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Attach them with zip ties

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let's do the same with the Sharp IR

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Fits perfectly on the pvc

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use zipties to attach both to each other

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fotos below speak for themselves:

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Know your components, use their shape as an advantage and finally, try to be as simple as possible.

Now that you saw this, you can imagine other cool ways to attach components and sensors to your robots!!

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I'll probably use this on my next build!

Cool stuff guibot. I'm in the midst of a build right now, and I'll see if I can use this tip. Could zip ties be the new hot glue? ; j

I would place zipties on one of the greatest inventions, maybe right next to the old friend clip  ::)

The evolution of robot construction on LMR... maybe one day actual bolts will be used!

Surely not.  Who would use real bolts on a 'Bot?

hello, best way to start is by creating a forum topic with your questions/robot/project, and I will be willing to help you

im joy new on this site, i know nothing about robots and their basics i will be very grateful if you will teach me.thank u

Also, reading the rules will help make your interactions on LMR more effective.

You should try (or look at) the start here robot.  That is the way I started along with many other members.

http://letsmakerobots.com/start

Hope that helps.