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Practical LEGO Technics

Bring Your LEGO Creations to Life

Authors: Rollins, Mark

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  • Bring your LEGO creations to life with easy-to-use LEGO Power Functions motors and remote controls.

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Mark Rollins is a freelance technical writer, focused on today's most interesting technologies, especially Android. He has a degree in English. For more, visit writermarkrollins.blogspot.com.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Getting Started with LEGO Technic

    Rollins, Mark

    Pages 1-19

  • Creating a Motorized LEGO Technic Vehicle

    Rollins, Mark

    Pages 21-48

  • Steering and Controlling Your LEGO Technic Creation

    Rollins, Mark

    Pages 49-69

  • Light It Up with LEGO Lights!

    Rollins, Mark

    Pages 71-80

  • Creating an All-Terrain LEGO Technic Vehicle

    Rollins, Mark

    Pages 81-116

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4612-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4611-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical LEGO Technics
Book Subtitle
Bring Your LEGO Creations to Life
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Mark Rollins
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-4612-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-4612-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-4611-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 272
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