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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 gear system and back wheels

  1. Now that the large gear is in place, it is time to add the small gear system to allow the wheels to spin faster:

  2. To begin this part of the build, you will build a sub-model of the gear axle. Follow these steps to do that:
    1. Start with a yellow 7L axle and add a black 12-tooth double bevel gear into the middle of the axle.
    2. Add two gray bushings on either side of the gear:

Figure 6.6 – Building out the small gear axle

  1. This sub-model should fit between the azure 13L beams and line up with the larger gear. At this point, nothing is going to hold it into place, but you will take care of that in the next step:

    Figure 6.7 – The location of the small gear axle

  2. You are going to build another sub-model for the wheels. Follow these steps:
    1. Connect two wheels together using a yellow 7L axle.
    2. Add a gray bushing on the side where the yellow 7L axle is most exposed.
    3. On the other side, add a white tooth onto the yellow...