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A robot can be a fun way to do chores. Unfortunately, due to the limitation of available robotics, it may be hard to actually produce a robot to do your chores. Here is a step by step instruction guide on how to design and build a robot to do your chores.
- NOTE: This guide can not cover every single chore, with every single purpose. Therefore, this article is intended as a general guide only. If you would like a specific, step-by-step guide to building an example robot, please see: http://www.instructables.com/id/ServerBot---for-serving-food-and-drinks/
- When building your robot, keep the function in mind. If you are looking for a robot that has a sole purpose of putting the trash out, perhaps a rail system would be best for you, so that it can guide the robot to the outside trash bin.
- In the field of robotics, simplicity is the key. Keep your robot to as few moving components as possible. This will reduce your field of error. Remember that three wheels will function just as good as four.
- It's advised that you consider a Rube-Goldberg Machine as a possibility for constructing your chore. This would eliminate the need for a robot entirely.
- Remember that the more sophisticated you get, the more times you will fail. You are unlikely to succeed your first time. Do not despair however, it is a rewarding experience once you have completed the subject.
- Making the robot is often times a lot more work than just actually doing the chore.
- Robots can be dangerous. Avoid using robots which use flame, chemicals, or sharp objects if possible.
- Without the work out from chores, robots can lead to obesity.
- If the robot becomes self-aware you should terminate it immediately.
Things You'll Need
- LEGO MINDSTORMS  (Optional)
- to be good at math and science/mechanics(optional but it would be easier)
- know how to work with the LEGO MINDSTORMS program and your computer (optional)
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