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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)

Building the head and torso

  1. With the wings now ready, let's continue to build the body to cover up some of the wing mechanisms and bring the bird to life:

  2. To begin this next section, attach the large motor to the top of the Intelligent Hub using four black connector pins. This motor will be used to rotate the head of the bird.

    Figure 4.14 – Attaching the large motor to the Intelligent Hub

  3. On the underside of the large motor, insert a gray 5L axle beam on the motor.

    Figure 4.15 – Inserting an axle beam on the large motor

  4. You are now going to build a submodel that will be used to build out the legs of the bird. Begin this submodel by inserting a tan connector pin on a yellow axle and pin connector #6. In Figure 4.16, you will see what the submodel will look like when complete in the upper right-hand corner:

    Figure 4.16 – Inserting a tan connector pin onto the yellow axle and pin connector

  5. Stack two white axle and pin connector elements using two yellow...