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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 motor frame

The first part of this build is to align the motors with a larger gear to maximize speed:

  1. To begin, you will combine two medium motors together using a yellow 3L yellow axle. In the space between the motors, insert a 36-tooth double-bevel gear:

    Figure 6.2 – Combining the medium motors with the gear

  2. On the side of each of the medium motors, attach two black connector pins on the outside pin holes and connect an azure 13L beam:

    Figure 6.3 – Add a 13L beam to the side of the medium motors

  3. You will build a simple frame to house the Intelligent Hub and ensure it does not cause friction with the gear system. The steps to do that are as follows:
    1. On the top of each medium motor, add two gray H perpendicular connectors.
    2. Connect two black 9L beams across the motors using the gray H perpendicular connectors.
    3. Add two black connector pins to each of the black 9L beams:

Figure 6.4 – Building the raised frame for...