RedBot Assembly Guide

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**Adding the Bumpers**

In this section, you will need to screw the Mechanical Bumpers into place on the front end of your RedBot chassis.

Locate the following:

  • 2x 4-40 1/4" Phillips Screw

Locate the two positions on the top chassis piece.

Top chassis locations for Mechanical Bumpers

Using two 4-40 1/4" screws, tighten down the Mechanical Bumpers, with the two wires pointing in opposite directions, on the bottom side of the top chassis piece. The Mechanical Bumpers' header pins should be pointing towards the chassis piece.

Screw on top of chassis

Add jumper wires to the GND and OUT pins on both of the Mechanical Bumpers. You will not add jumper wires to the 5V pins. Again, which color jumper wires you choose does not matter, but it might be helpful to follow along with this assembly guide.

Left RedBot Sensor - Mechanical Bumper → RedBot Mainboard

  • GND → Green
  • OUT → Yellow

Right RedBot Sensor - Mechanical Bumper → RedBot Mainboard

  • GND → Yellow
  • OUT → Green

Adding jumper wires

Put the other ends of the jumper wires through the top chassis piece.

Putting the jumper wires through the chassis

Make sure the jumper wires are all the way through.

Make sure the jumper wires are all the way through