LEGO Technic Robotics

By Mark Rollins

Learn how to make a walking LEGO Technic robot, no programming required.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4980-1
  • 300 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: April 8, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $29.99
  • eBook Price: $20.99
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Full Description

Building robots is a snap with LEGO Technic Robotics! This book shows you how to use LEGO bricks and Power Functions components such as motors and remote controls to create all kinds of robots. Best of all, you don’t have to learn any programming. You just need your imagination and the expert building principles that you’ll find inside LEGO Technic Robotics.

Author Mark Rollins teaches you the hows and whys of Technic project design. You’re not just snapping pieces here and there; with LEGO Technic Robotics you’re actively learning the fundamentals of good design so you can go on to create truly spectacular LEGO robot creations.

From robots that run on wheels, walk on two or four legs, or move and function in ways that only you can dream up, this book will help you create your own robot army. Turn to LEGO Technic Robotics and build with real power!

After you’ve mastered the techniques in this book, if you’re looking to build more creations, check out Practical LEGO Technics, also written by Mark Rollins, and discover how to build vehicles that can roll, run, and more.

Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color. You can download the color diagrams in the book from http://www.apress.com/9781430249801

What you’ll learn

  • Create a wheeled base for a LEGO Technic robot
  • Construct a walking LEGO Technic robot
  • Control the hands and arms on your robot
  • Attach motors and a remote control your robot

Who this book is for

LEGO or robotics enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to make fun robots with LEGO Technic.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Where to Begin with Your LEGO Technic Robot Kit
  2. Creating a Robot Body
  3. Bring Your LEGO Technic Robots to Life with Power Functions
  4. Designing a Robot Arm
  5. Creating Robots with Extensions
  6. The Robot Head
  7. Enabling a LEGO Technic Robot to Walk
  8. Parts List
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