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Build and Code Creative Robots with LEGO BOOST

By : Ashwin Shah
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Build and Code Creative Robots with LEGO BOOST

By: Ashwin Shah

Overview of this book

LEGO BOOST is a feature-rich creative toolbox that helps kids to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills in a fun way. The LEGO BOOST kit consists of motors, sensors, and more than 840 LEGO pieces to bring various multifunctional robots to life. This book will take you on an interesting and enjoyable journey where you will have fun building robots while developing your problem-solving and logical thinking skills. This book is an end-to-end guide that will take you from a beginner to expert level of robot building with LEGO BOOST and Scratch. Starting with the unboxing and a brief introduction to LEGO BOOST, you'll quickly get your first robotic model up and running. You'll understand how to use the electronic and non-electronic components and have fun building a range of intriguing robotics projects with increasing complexity and advanced functionality. Throughout the book, you'll work on a variety of amazing projects, such as building your own R2D2, a fictional character from Star Wars, that will pique your curiosity to learn robotics and help you explore the full potential of the LEGO BOOST kit. Once you've had fun working with the projects, you'll be introduced to an interesting challenge for you to solve by yourself! By the end of this book, you'll have gained the skills to build creative robotics projects with the LEGO BOOST creative toolbox, and have built on your logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Bonus Chapters

Building the BOOST rover

In this section we will build the robot as shown in the following figure:

Figure 4.1

Follow the given steps to build the robot:

  1. Make sure you insert six AAA working batteries into your BOOST Hub before you start the construction process:

    Figure 4.2

  2. Now, take two 2x6 bricks with bows. Attach them to the BOOST Hub:

    Figure 4.3

  3. Now, take two 1x2 plates with ball cups. Connect them to the 2x6 bricks with bows:

    Figure 4.4

  4. Take a 4x6 brick and connect it to the BOOST Hub, as shown here:

    Figure 4.5

  5. Take a 2x4 brick, a 2x6 plate, and a 2x4 bearing element with a snap. Attach the 2x6 plate first and then attach the 2x4 brick to it. Now, connect this 2x4 bearing element with a snap on the top of it:

    Figure 4.6

  6. Take two 5.5M axles with 1M stops and connect them to both motor A and motor B of the BOOST Hub:

    Figure 4.7

  7. Now, take two 3x5 angular beams and connect them to the axle on both sides:

    Figure 4.8

  8. Take four 2M...