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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 forklift robot

In this chapter, we will be building the robot shown in the following figure:

Figure 6.2

Follow these steps to build the forklift robot:

  1. Take your BOOST Hub and ensure that the batteries are fully charged:

    Figure 6.3

  2. Take one 2x4 studded plate and one 2x4 white brick with a face design. Attach them to the BOOST Hub:

    Figure 6.4

  3. Take the LEGO bricks indicated in the following figure and stack them up on the recently connected LEGO bricks on the BOOST Hub:

    Figure 6.5

  4. Take two 16M Technic beams and connect them to the stack of LEGO bricks you just placed, as shown here:

    Figure 6.6

  5. Take two black 2M pegs and connect them to the Technic beams:

    Figure 6.7

  6. Take two 10M Technic beams and attach them to the pegs that you just connected:

    Figure 6.8

  7. Take two 2x4 plates and connect them to the 16M and 10M Technic beams to make the following 10M Technic beam connection rigid:

    Figure 6.9

  8. Take the full bushing, 5M cross...