By David Cook

ISBN-10: 1430208260

ISBN-13: 9781430208266

ISBN-10: 1893115445

ISBN-13: 9781893115446

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However, mercury is a particularly toxic element. Small amounts can poison you, as well as make their way into rivers and streams. Figure 3-5. Three glass tilt switches with noxious liquid mercury Don't purchase or use items containing mercury. Mercuric-oxide, silver-oxide, and even zinc-air batteries contain mercury. As long as people continue to buy products with mercury, they'll continue to be manufactured. If you use a mercury switch in your robot and the switch shatters, spewing mercury all over your robot, how are you going to clean it up?

Figure 4-11. DB9 to connect multimeter to PC Check to see if the computer software is included. If available separately, consider purchasing the software at the same time as the multimeter, just in case the software becomes unavailable when that multimeter model is discontinued. Only some multimeters have the data interface feature. 47 Chapter4 Scope A scope mode graphically plots measured values over a period of time. This can be an extremely useful feature for examining the quality and grouping of data pulses and timing signals.

The portions of the circuit with regulated power go through a voltage regulator chip. So, check their datasheets to make sure your regulator chips have built-in thermal and current overload mechanisms (most do). For circuits on the robot that connect directly to the battery, such as the motors, use a fuse or circuit breaker to prevent damage or fire. PPTC (Polymeric Positive Temperature Coefficient) switches (see Figure 3-8) resist power flow when overheated by too much current. A few seconds after the fault is corrected, they cool down and automatically reconnect the power.

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