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Servos

Though a lot of a Botball match is spent driving around the board, the key to any successful robot is the manipulators it uses to score points. Though creative use of a sled can score many kinds of points in Botball matches, the highest scoring objectives almost always require the use of claws or other more sophisticated manipulators.

Chasis Construction

Before beginning to build a chassis, you need to understand that this must be the sturdiest part of your lego bot. Because you will only build from here, an unstable chassis makes an even more unstable robot, only adding to natural drift problems and other unavoidable problems with motors and programming. The fist step to avoiding this is when securing Motors, make sure they are snug.