The electrical system of your robot is the robot's circulatory and nervous system — if any part of it fails, your robot may be rendered immobile for the remainder of the match.

While many teams just put the electronics where there is space, best practice is to plan out the layout of the electronics as you are designing the mechanical parts of the robot. This way, the wires can be neat and organized, helping with future debugging. Furthermore, good crimps and solders are important to prevent connections from coming loose by jarring impacts during competition.