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Design Innovative Robots with LEGO SPIKE Prime

By : Aaron Maurer
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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)

Chapter 3: Building a LEGO Guitar

Entertainment is an important aspect of our lives and well-being. One of the great hobbies, interests, and careers is music. As technology continues to advance in our lives, we see more technology being used to create musical, music experiences, concerts, and so on.

This chapter will be combining robotics and music by using the LEGO SPIKE Prime kit to make a guitar that is playable and codable to our unique needs.

The gaming industry was impacted by the awesomeness of Guitar Hero and the likes of many other music games; let's create our own instrument that will allow you to jam to your favorite song.

Here is what your guitar will look like by the end of this chapter:

Figure 3.1 – The final guitar build

In this chapter, we will break down the guitar build and coding into the following sections:

  • Building the guitar
  • Coding the guitar
  • Playing the guitar
  • Making it your own