Roboticists EDC (Every Day Carry)

by on July 6, 2016

EDC Robot testing tools

Recently I have been doing a lot of field work and have seen a lot of people looking for random things or asking people if they had those items. In many of those cases I had the items they needed. This is not because I am great or anything, this is from building up my bag over the years. I keep all of these items in my laptop bag where it becomes my every day carry (EDC) for robotics. So here is the list of what I carry.

Things I used to carry and still should:

  • Emergency mylar blanket (for covering robot in rain or medical)
  • Cloth tape measure
  • 8.5 x 11 camera calibration and focus target. It was attached to thin wood.
  • Rope (paracord)
  • Rain gear

While I was making this list my wife said I should add the following items that I never really gave a second though to:

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Pain killer (Tylenol, Motrin, etc..)

EDC Robot testing tools

I hope this helps you build your kit. Based on your situation and what you are working on this list might change. However by always carrying a standard set of items you can always be prepared (the boy scout motto). If you feel we should add items to the list above please leave it in the comments below.

The links above are just to the first example of each item that I found on Amazon. I like Amazon for the convenience, however I am not endorsing any of the items I linked to. They are just examples.

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