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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 force sensor attachment

  1. Before we add the force sensor, the robot needs to be lifted up with wheels and the plastic caster ball element using the following steps:

  2. To begin this process, connect a gray 3x5 H-shaped beam to the azure caster ball frame using two black connector pins:

    Figure 5.20 – Attaching the H frame beam to the caster ball element

  3. On the top of these two elements, add a purple biscuit element using two blue connector pins:

    Figure 5.21 – Add a biscuit element to the top

  4. This sub-model will attach to the underside of the robot body to the purple 7x11 open frame. This element is placed opposite to the color sensor:

    Figure 5.22 – Attaching the caster wheel to the underside of the robot

  5. Next, turn the sumobot back to the original position. You will add a wheel to each of the medium motors. Attach a wheel using two black connector pins and one yellow 3L axle:

    Figure 5.23 – Adding the wheels

    Your robot should not be balanced...