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Design Innovative Robots with LEGO SPIKE Prime

By : Aaron Maurer
5 (1)
Book Image

Design Innovative Robots with LEGO SPIKE Prime

5 (1)
By: Aaron Maurer

Overview of this book

The new LEGO SPIKE Prime is one of the latest additions to the LEGO robotics line of products. This book will help you to enjoy building robots and understand how exciting robotics can be in terms of design, coding, and the expression of ideas. The book begins by taking you through a new realm of playful learning experiences designed for inventors and creators of any age. In each chapter, you'll find out how to build a creative robot, learn to bring the robot to life through code, and finally work with exercises to test what you've learned and remix the robot to suit your own unique style. Throughout the chapters, you'll build exciting new smart robots such as a handheld game, a robotic arm with a joystick, a guitar, a flying bird, a sumobot, a dragster, and a Simon Says game. By the end of this LEGO book, you'll have gained the knowledge and skills you need to build any robot that you can imagine.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Making it your own

This is the part I love, and I hope you do too. This robot is just the beginning of the fun. It is now time for you to take this framework of the robot build and sample code and make it unique to your talents and imagination.

Here are a few ideas to consider applying to this robot:

  • Add sensors to trigger autonomous robot decisions. For example, could you add a color sensor so that, as the claw moves, it is waiting to detect a color to stop and pick up the object and move to another location?
  • Could you program the arm to move without human interaction?
  • Instead of using the buttons on Intelligent Hub to open and close the claw, could you use the Force Sensor instead?
  • How could you modify the claw to grab different objects and sizes?
  • Add lights from the Light-Emitting Diode (LED) matrix on Intelligent Hub to provide insights or cool new looks as the robot operates.
  • Add sound effects to make it sound like an industrial robot.