Step 8: Base -- 0

To begin constructing the base of the robot, prepare the base fan and the red emergency stop.

The base fan is a standard 80 mm computer fan with two wires, one red wire for 12 volts and one black wire for ground. Extend the fan's red and black wires by 4 feet using solder and heat shrink. Route the fan wires out through the middle hole. Attach the fan to the first laser cut piece with 4 screws and 4 hex nuts.

The red emergency stop is used to power the base of the robot on and off. Attach 2 feet of high-gauge (recommended 18 gauge) red wires to both ends of the emergency stop, one for each end. Screw the emergency stop to the back of the laser cut piece.

<p>Hi, I think this is the best robot ever made! It's so incredible, what it can do is amazing! Normally, most robots can do only one task, but your project broke this rule. Congratulations!</p>
<p>Thanks MohamedElkhatri! Wait till you see version 2 ;)</p>
<p>Pretty sure it will be amazing as well. Just a small proposition if you don't mind : why don't you give it &quot;home assistant&quot; tasks such as home control and make it familiar with its environment. Hope you a good luck!</p>
I need someone who will pick up what is dropped and ask where it goes then put it away.
<p>An interesting idea. The robot can be made a little shorter to pick things up from the floor. Speech recognition is also definitely something to explore.</p>
I plan on having my students build something similar to this using an electric wheelchair as base. This design gives me more ideas!
<p>Glad to hear! Feel free to use whatever you need and I hope you will learn something useful going over this Instructable. Let me know if you need help with anything and I will be glad to advise :) </p>
Amazing build, looks incredibly modular! Any thoughts on dressing it in a tux when you're done, to make it a robot butler? ;)
<p>Certainly. I'm thinking painting it black,, making the acrylic front plate white and giving it a bow tie :)</p>

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