The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593276003
Year 2014-11-14
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. You’ll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations. Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!

LEGO Technic Idea Book Fantastic Contraptions

LEGO Technic Idea Book  Fantastic Contraptions Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593272791
Year 2010
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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"The book is color throughout, with little to no text accompanying its diagrams ... The LEGO technic idea books are for anyone who wants to create a moving masterpiece, as well as those who want to make original robots with MINDSTORMS. It can also be used to demonstrate how machines work and to experience the fun of mechanics."--Publisher description.

LEGO Technic Idea Book Simple Machines

LEGO Technic Idea Book  Simple Machines Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593272777
Year 2010-10-05
Pages 157
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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The Technic models in "Simple Machines" demonstrate basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like and show readers how to create small, elegant machines like cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, and even musical instruments.

The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book Volume 1

The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book  Volume 1 Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593276881
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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This first volume of The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Machines and Mechanisms, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. You’ll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle. You’ll learn to build sliding doors, grasping claws, rack-and-pinion mechanisms, and ball-shooting devices of every sort! Each model includes a list of required parts and colorful photographs that guide you through the build without the need for step-by-step instructions. As you build, you’ll explore the principles of simple machines, gear systems, power translation, and more.

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide  2nd Edition Author Paweł "Sariel" Kmieć
ISBN-10 9781593277604
Year 2016-12-16
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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This thoroughly updated second edition of the best-selling Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide is filled with tips for building strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the LEGO Technic system. World-renowned builder Paweł “Sariel” KmiePaweł "Sariel" Kmieć covers the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from the concepts that underlie simple machines, like gears and linkages, to advanced mechanics, like differentials and steering systems. This edition adds 13 new building instructions and 4 completely new chapters on wheels, the RC system, planetary gearing, and 3D printing. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to fundamental mechanical concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as basic engineering principles like weight distribution, efficiency, and power transmission—all with the help of ­Technic pieces. You’ll even learn how Sariel builds his amazing tanks, trucks, and cars to scale. Learn how to: *Build sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress *Re-create specialized LEGO pieces, like casings and u-joints, and build custom, complex Schmidt and Oldham couplings *Create your own differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems *Pick the right motor for the job and transform it to suit your needs *Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look *Build remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. What better way to learn engineering principles than to experience them hands-on with LEGO Technic? New in this edition: 13 new building instructions, 13 updated chapters, and 4 brand-new chapters!

Incredible LEGO Technic

Incredible LEGO Technic Author Paweł "Sariel" Kmieć
ISBN-10 9781593275877
Year 2014-11-07
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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From tanks to tow trucks, all the models showcased in this book use LEGO Technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors to really move. You’ll find some of the world’s best fan-created LEGO super­cars, construction equipment, monster trucks, watercraft, and more, along with design notes and breakaway views of the truly incredible mechanisms inside. Look closely, and you’ll learn how expert builders use differentials, suspensions, linkages, and complex gearing systems in their creations. Whether you’re a beginning builder or a longtime LEGO fan, Incredible LEGO Technic offers a unique look at the artistry and engineering that can make your LEGO creations come alive.

Practical LEGO Technics

Practical LEGO Technics Author Mark Rollins
ISBN-10 9781430246121
Year 2013-02-03
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Apress
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You already know you can create amazing things with LEGO, but did you know you can also make vehicles that roll and model plans that include landing gear and flaps that actually extend and retract? You can even make functional robots without getting into Mindstorms and programming. In Practical LEGO Technics, Mark Rollins shows you how to use LEGO and Power Functions components like motors and remote controls to create motorized cars, all terrain vehicles, vehicle steering, construction equipment such as cranes and forklifts, airplanes. All-in-all, you'll learn to create a wide variety of fun, unique LEGO creations. LEGO Technic is similar to Mindstorms in that you can create all sorts of cool vehicles and gadgets. But unlike Mindstorms, you don't have to learn programming. Power Functions allows you to add motors, remote control, and battery boxes to your LEGO projects, no programming required. And while you could just build a LEGO Technic gadget from a boxed set, with Practical LEGO Technics, you'll learn the hows and whys of Technic project design, and pick up ideas for your own custom projects. Please note: The print version of this title is in black & white; the ebook is full color. You can download color images from the book at http://www.apress.com/9781430246114 Covers basic design for motorized vehicles that run and steer. Shows how to build headlights and more using the Power Functions Light Kit. Provides suspension design for use in building all-terrain vehicles. Helps you build construction equipment, including a crane and forklift.

LEGO Technic Robotics

LEGO Technic Robotics Author Mark Rollins
ISBN-10 9781430249801
Year 2013-03-25
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Apress
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Provides information on using the LEGO Technic robot kit, including how to build a robot body, using the power functions, enabling a robot to walk.

Arduino and LEGO Projects

Arduino and LEGO Projects Author Jon Lazar
ISBN-10 9781430249290
Year 2013-06-11
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Apress
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We all know how awesome LEGO is, and more and more people are discovering how many amazing things you can do with Arduino. In Arduino and LEGO Projects, Jon Lazar shows you how to combine two of the coolest things on the planet to make fun gadgets like a Magic Lantern RF reader, a sensor-enabled LEGO music box, and even an Arduino-controlled LEGO train set. Learn that SNOT is actually cool (it means Studs Not on Top) See detailed explanations and images of how everything fits together Learn how Arduino fits into each project, including code and explanations Whether you want to impress your friends, annoy the cat, or just kick back and bask in the awesomeness of your creations, Arduino and LEGO Projects shows you just what you need and how to put it all together. What you’ll learn LEGO SNOT (Studs Not On Top) technique for smooth-sided LEGO projects How to incorporate sensors into your LEGO projects Using Arduino to control motors in LEGO projects How to make an LEGO pet How to create your own Crystal Ball RF reader How to make an Arduino-animated LEGO TARDIS Who this book is for Both LEGO and Arduino enthusiasts, and anyone interested in making fun, unique gadgets with LEGO and Arduino. Table of Contents LEGO, Arduino, and The Ultimate Machine Using Sensors with the Android Twitter Pet RFID and the Crystal Ball Animating the TARDIS Controlling LEGO Trains With Arduino Building a Light-Sensitive Box

Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming

Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming Author Terry Griffin
ISBN-10 9781593275686
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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With its colorful, block-based interface, The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming language is designed to allow anyone to program intelligent robots, but its powerful features can be intimidating at first. The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming is a full-color, beginner-friendly guide designed to bridge that gap. Inside, you’ll discover how to combine core EV3 elements like blocks, data wires, files, and variables to create sophisticated programs. You’ll also learn good programming practices, memory management, and helpful debugging strategies—general skills that will be relevant to programming in any language. All of the book’s programs work with one general-purpose test robot that you’ll build early on. As you follow along, you’ll program your robot to: * React to different environments and respond to commands * Follow a wall to navigate a maze * Display drawings that you input with dials, sensors, and data wires on the EV3 screen * Play a Simon Says–style game that uses arrays to save your high score * Follow a line using a PID-type controller like the ones in real industrial systems The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming covers both the Home and Education Editions of the EV3 set, making it perfect for kids, parents, and teachers alike. Whether your robotics lab is the living room or the classroom, this is the complete guide to EV3 programming that you’ve been waiting for. Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home OR Education set (#31313 OR #45544)

The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide 2E

The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide  2E Author Allan Bedford
ISBN-10 9781593274801
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you build a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to:–Construct models that won't fall apart –Choose the right pieces and substitute when needed –Build to micro, jumbo, and miniland scale –Make playable board games out of LEGO pieces –Create photo mosaics and curved sculptures –Build a miniature space shuttle, a minifig-sized train station, and more Of course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models—from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements!

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book Author Laurens Valk
ISBN-10 9781593275327
Year 2014-06-14
Pages 396
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started. Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you’ll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You’ll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs. Master the possibilities of the EV3 set as you build and program: * The EXPLOR3R, a wheeled vehicle that uses sensors to navigate around a room and follow lines * The FORMULA EV3 RACE CAR, a streamlined remote-controlled race car * ANTY, a six-legged walking creature that adapts its behavior to its surroundings * SK3TCHBOT, a robot that lets you play games on the EV3 screen * The SNATCH3R, a robotic arm that can autonomously find, grab, lift, and move the infrared beacon * LAVA R3X, a humanoid robot that walks and talks More than 150 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and apply what you’ve learned to invent your own robots. With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book as your guide, you’ll be building your own out-of-this-world creations in no time! Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)

First LEGO League

First LEGO League Author James Floyd Kelly
ISBN-10 9781457169533
Year 2012-07-09
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program for kids ages 9 to 14 that combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program and research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. Authors James Floyd Kelly and Jonathan Daudelin-both participants in numerous FIRST LEGO League competitions-have teamed up to bring coaches, teachers, parents, and students an all-in-one guide to FLL. Written for both rookie and experienced teams, FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide includes in-depth coverage of topics like team formation and organization, robot building and programming, and the basics of getting involved with FLL. Before the authors delve into the specifics of robot and team building, they reveal the fascinating history of the FIRST organization and the sometimes puzzling structure of the FLL competition. Using a combination of real-life stories and candid commentary from actual FLL teams, as well as recollections of their own experiences, they offer an abundance of helpful guidance and dependable building and programming examples. FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide explores the complex workings and structure of the FLL competition, including its four key components: Robot Game, Technical Interview, Project, and Teamwork. You'll learn how to: Organize, recruit, and manage a team Find equipment, mentors, and funding Design, build, and program winning robots Tackle each of the four FLL components-from Robot Game to Teamwork Use strategies and techniques from FLL masters to increase your scores No matter what your role in the FLL competition, FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide will make you a better competitor, builder, designer, and team member. The only ingredient you need to add is your competitive spirit!

PIC Projects for Non Programmers

PIC Projects for Non Programmers Author John Iovine
ISBN-10 9780080879376
Year 2011-08-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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John Iovine has created his next masterwork with PIC Projects for Non-Programmers. Engineers and hobbyists new to the PIC who want to create something today will find a valuable resource in this book. By working through the accessible projects in this book, readers will use a symbolic compiler that allows them to create ‘code’ via flowcharts immediately, getting their projects up and running quickly! The ability to create applications with the PIC from day one makes this a real page turner and a highly satisfying introduction to microcontrollers for both novices and readers who need to build their skills. Gets readers up and running fast with a quick review of basics and then onto ten tried-and-tested projects No languages to learn: Simply drag and drop the icons, plug in the settings and the PIC will respond to the commands Step by step guide to using Flowcode 4

The LEGO Ideas Book

The LEGO Ideas Book Author Daniel Lipkowitz
ISBN-10 1405350679
Year 2011
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Be inspired to create and build amazing models in LEGO®!The LEGO Ideas Book is packed full of tips from expert LEGO builders on how to make jet planes reach new heights, create fantastic fortresses, swing through lush jungles, have fun on the farm and send space shuttles out of this world! The book is divided into six themed chapters - transport, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure and useful makes. With over 500 models and ideas, this book is perfect for any LEGO fan - young or young at heart - who want to make their models cool, fun and imaginative.