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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:


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


Attach them with zip ties


let's do the same with the Sharp IR


Fits perfectly on the pvc


use zipties to attach both to each other


fotos below speak for themselves:





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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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

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


Hope that helps.

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

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

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

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

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

I'll probably use this on my next build!