How many tools are required for constructing a Robot?
Construction and assembly of a Robot is highly depends on your working tools because if you have correct and perfect tools, it will become very easy. I have seen a lot of kids who have started a robotic project but due to inefficient tools or lack of tools they couldn’t complete that project. So here in blog I will share you a list of some basic tools and also the correct use of those tools.
Measuring Tape is a very basic tool. It is a metal strip with printed scale marking on strip. In market it is available 3 meter & 5 meter. You can purchase measuring tape in 100 INR from any hardware shop. For small length you can also use steel scale but for construction of Arena measuring tape is required.
Screw Driver is required for tightening or loosening a screw from any assembly. Before starting you work you must have flat head & cross head screw driver. Its price is around 150 INR in market. It is available is wide ranges but our requirement is basic set of screw driver. One more thing, Go for magnetic head screw driver set because with magnetic head you can get good control over screw.
For construction of any model you required a good Hammer and Nails. A small size hammer is sufficient for small construction work. Approx. weight 400 gram Hammer is good for Kids. For a robotic project, Hammer is also required for Center punch. For drilling a Hole center punch is required. In Market you will get a small hammer approximate in 200 INR.
Pliers are used to hold or grip some hardware part so that you can assemble as per your requirement. Generally in market two types of pliers are easily available one is “Line Man Plier” & second is “Nose Plier”. In Market you can get it easily in 150 INR. For small work Nose Plier is good and for heavy work you need line man Plier. For small robotic project you must have a small nose plier in your work bench.
Hacksaws are available in many sizes. But for a small robotic project you must have two type of hacksaws. One for metal work and other for plastic/wooden work. In market you will get these hacksaws in 100 -150 INR. For Metal work choose small size hacksaw because it will be safe during work. Before cutting fix job piece properly because slipping of Hacksaw or job piece may cause injury.
Follow safety guidelines and use hand gloves.
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Electric Drill Machine is necessary tool for any project. But it is a little bit dangerous. Use electric drill very carefully. Go for small and low speed drill machine because it will be safe for kids. And learn to operate before starting your work. In market its price is approximate 1000 INR.
For a robotic project you need only 2-3 types drill bit but it is good to purchase a complete set of drill bits. Its market price is approximate 400 INR. For Metal work choose High Speed steel bits. Normal drill bit will work in metal.
Same as drill bits you must have a set of screw driver bits. Theses screw driver sets are available in market with magnetic heads. In market its price is approximate 200 INR.
For cutting purpose hobby knife will be the best choice but you can also work with a simple cutter. In market Hobby knife is available in less than 50 INR. It is ideal for cutting card boards & plastic sheets. But remember it has a sharp blade. So use it carefully.
10. Nut Driver:
It is an optional tool; it is only used to operate a nut. Its market price is approximate 100 INR. It looks like screw driver but it has a hexagonal head for different size of nuts. It is also available in different sizes.
Above written 10 tools are the minimum tools which are required for construction of your project. So before starting any robotic project you must collect these tools for execution of your imagination.
Cheers & Enjoy Robotics