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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


In this chapter, you learned about how to use gears. You also learned about the different types of gears that are available in the market, along with their advantages, disadvantages, and practical applications. To understand the difference between the gear up and gear down mechanisms, you performed two activities and compared some critical parameters such as time taken and distance traveled for a specific number of motor rotations. To understand the importance of high torque in certain conditions, such as going up a ramp, you tried to crack the challenges provided and understood the impact of the gear down mechanism in achieving high torque.

In the next chapter, you will be building an amazing forklift that will be able to lift the load from one place to another, all by itself. A forklift is widely used in warehouses and industries to make human work easy. The forklift will be made with the application of simple machines and a gear mechanism.