Let's Make Robots!

Soldering Wire to Battery Holder

I am told there are no stupid questions, but this one may change your minds.

I am working on my second robot, he is going to use 5 D-cells and has 4 motors each with 5 amps draw at stall.

A little math implies 20 amps, if I stalled all four motors.  While I am hoping to never see 20 amps draw, (yes I am putting in a fuse), I am not very impressed with the wires coming off the battery holders.  They are 24 gage, and I was thinking about using 16 gauge wire for the wires coming off the battery holders and the leads of the motors.

Wanders around without bumping into walls, guards small area, sings.
Using a
Ajax is my first robot, he is based on the LMR "start here robot" with a few extra features. Ajax is 32 centimeters tall and about 1 kilogram in weight. His body … Read more