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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)

Adding the body design

  1. The first part of the body design is to create a space for one of the minifigs in the LEGO SPIKE Prime kit to sit and drive (or choose your own favorite minifig). The steps are as follows:

  2. Begin with a black 5x7 open frame and secure it to the purple 7x11 open frame closest to the Intelligent Hub, using four black connector pins:

    Figure 6.31 – Attaching the black 5x7 open frame to the dragster frame

  3. Add another black 5x7 open frame to the same purple 7x11 open frame but secure it to the black open frame you just installed in the previous step, using two blue connector pins and a purple 5L beam between them:

    Figure 6.32 – Adding the second black 5x7 open frame to the dragster frame

  4. Create four of these elements by combining a gray perpendicular connector pin and a yellow 3L beam:

    Figure 6.33 – Make four of these elements

  5. Secure these four elements into the insides of the black 5x7 open frames. Additionally, add four black connector...