This first volume of The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Machines and Mechanisms, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. You’ll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle. You’ll learn to build sliding doors, grasping claws, rack-and-pinion mechanisms, and ball-shooting devices of every sort! Each model includes a list of required parts and colorful photographs that guide you through the build without the need for step-by-step instructions. As you build, you’ll explore the principles of simple machines, gear systems, power translation, and more.
This second volume of The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Cars and Contraptions, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. You’ll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle. You’ll learn to build four-wheel drive cars, adorable walking ‘bots, steerable tanks, robotic inchworms, and cars that can follow the edge of a table! Each model includes a list of required parts and colorful photographs that guide you through the build without the need for step-by-step instructions. As you build, you’ll explore the principles of gear systems, power translation, differentials, suspensions, and more.
This thoroughly updated second edition of the best-selling Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide is filled with tips for building strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the LEGO Technic system. World-renowned builder Pawe? "Sariel" Kmiec covers the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from the concepts that underlie simple machines, like gears and linkages, to advanced mechanics, like differentials and steering systems. This edition adds 13 new building instructions and 4 completely new chapters on wheels, the RC system, planetary gearing, and 3D printing. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to fundamental mechanical concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as basic engineering principles like weight distribution, efficiency, and power transmission—all with the help of Technic pieces. You’ll even learn how Sariel builds his amazing tanks, trucks, and cars to scale. Learn how to: –Build sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress –Re-create specialized LEGO pieces, like casings and u-joints, and build custom, complex Schmidt and Oldham couplings –Create your own differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems –Pick the right motor for the job and transform it to suit your needs –Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look –Build remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. What better way to learn engineering principles than to experience them hands-on with LEGO Technic? New in this edition: 13 new building instructions, 13 updated chapters, and 4 brand-new chapters!
The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. You’ll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations. Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!
LEGO Technic Robotics
Author: Mark Rollins
Provides information on using the LEGO Technic robot kit, including how to build a robot body, using the power functions, enabling a robot to walk.
Author: Jake Mackay
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
LEGO is fun. So are toy weapons. The only thing more fun is LEGO toy weapons! A compilation of badass brick weapons—some that actually even work—this book is designed for the adult brick enthusiast. Each project is original (i.e., not from a LEGO kit) and is accompanied by how-to schematics and full-color original photographs of the finished object. Dangerous and exciting projects include: Tomahawk Broadsword Claymore (two-handed sword) Ninja throwing star M1911 pistol Siege tower Gatling gun MK2 grenade Scythed chariot Paris gun Flamethrower And many more! Hobbyists love to make weapons, and this book goes far beyond the kits that are available to showcase forty projects for amazing weapons. The projects range from medieval to modern, from small hand grenades to an actual working guillotine to an assault amphibious vehicle. Badass Bricks will keep adults occupied for hours and is the perfect book for the adult brick enthusiast, weapons hobbyist, or all-around badass!
Incredible LEGO Technic
Author: Paweł "Sariel" Kmieć
Publisher: No Starch Press
From tanks to tow trucks, all the models showcased in this book use LEGO Technic gears, pulleys, pneumatics, and electric motors to really move. You’ll find some of the world’s best fan-created LEGO supercars, construction equipment, monster trucks, watercraft, and more, along with design notes and breakaway views of the truly incredible mechanisms inside. Look closely, and you’ll learn how expert builders use differentials, suspensions, linkages, and complex gearing systems in their creations. Whether you’re a beginning builder or a longtime LEGO fan, Incredible LEGO Technic offers a unique look at the artistry and engineering that can make your LEGO creations come alive.
Author: Ulrik Pilegaard, Mike Dooley
Create working models that LEGO would never endorse. Try your hand at a toy gun that shoots LEGO plates, a candy catapult, a high voltage LEGO vehicle, a continuous-fire ping-pong ball launcher, and other useless but incredibly fun inventions.--From publisher description.
You already know you can create amazing things with LEGO, but did you know you can also make vehicles that roll and model plans that include landing gear and flaps that actually extend and retract? You can even make functional robots without getting into Mindstorms and programming. In Practical LEGO Technics, Mark Rollins shows you how to use LEGO and Power Functions components like motors and remote controls to create motorized cars, all terrain vehicles, vehicle steering, construction equipment such as cranes and forklifts, airplanes. All-in-all, you'll learn to create a wide variety of fun, unique LEGO creations. LEGO Technic is similar to Mindstorms in that you can create all sorts of cool vehicles and gadgets. But unlike Mindstorms, you don't have to learn programming. Power Functions allows you to add motors, remote control, and battery boxes to your LEGO projects, no programming required. And while you could just build a LEGO Technic gadget from a boxed set, with Practical LEGO Technics, you'll learn the hows and whys of Technic project design, and pick up ideas for your own custom projects. Please note: The print version of this title is in black & white; the ebook is full color. You can download color images from the book at http://www.apress.com/9781430246114 Covers basic design for motorized vehicles that run and steer. Shows how to build headlights and more using the Power Functions Light Kit. Provides suspension design for use in building all-terrain vehicles. Helps you build construction equipment, including a crane and forklift.
The LEGO Trains Book
Author: Holger Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs. Inside you'll find: -A historical tour of LEGO trains -Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City Express (ICE), the Swiss “Crocodile,” and a vintage passenger car -Tips for controlling your trains with transformers, receivers, and motors -Advice on advanced building techniques like SNOT (studs not on top), microstriping, creating textures, and making offset connections -Case studies of the design process -Ways to use older LEGO pieces in modern designs For ages 10+
Make: Lego and Arduino Projects
Author: John Baichtal, Matthew Beckler, Adam Wolf
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Provides step-by-step instructions for building a variety of LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Arduino devices.
Sixteen brand-new high performance Lego contraptions to make which spin, stretch and speed into action. Includes over 100 Lego pieces in one handy storage box.
The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling displays amazing, fan-built LEGO recreations of real-life vehicles, showing off every amazing detail with high-quality photographs. You'll love poring over dozens of models, including Formula 1 racers, construction vehicles, ships, trains, airplanes, and all kinds of trucks. Authors Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman share their own impressive LEGO models as well as highlight models from builders around the world. The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling also includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process.
At last, fans of the LEGO BOOST robot building kit have the learning resource they've been missing! Enter The LEGO BOOST Activity Book: a full-color guide that will help readers learn how to build and code LEGO creations that move, explore their environment, grab and lift objects, and more. In The LEGO BOOST Activity Book, readers will learn the ins-and-outs of building and programming their BOOST robots with a fun, project-based approach. Readers will start by building the basic rover, MARIO. Throughout the chapters, they'll learn to add complexity to their rover by controlling its movements, making it react to sounds, colors, and have it follow lines, walls, and even their own hands. Then, they'll add a scanner that will allow MARIO to explore its surroundings, detect and shoot targets, and remote control it in a time-trial game. After learning those basics, readers will build CYBOT: a humanoid walking robot that can explore, move its head and arms, talk, and react to vocal commands. The LEGO BOOST Activity Book is packed with exercises and open-ended challenges that will have the reader think creatively and apply that to their own builds!
Hauptbeschreibung LEGO® Technic eröffnet ein neues Reich an Baumöglichkeiten. Mit Motoren, Getrieben, pneumatischen Elementen, Kupplungen und vielem mehr kannst Du LEGO-Modelle entwerfen, die wirklich funktionieren. LEGO-Guru Pawel 'Sariel' Kmiec erklärt die Grundlagen der Konstruktion - von einfachen Maschinen bis zur Behandlung von fortgeschrittenem Mechanismen - und zeigt, wie maßstabsgetreue Modelle gebaut werden. Der Autor bietet dabei einen einzigartigen Einblick in mechanische Prinzipien wie Drehmoment, Leistungs- und Getriebeübersetzungen, alles unter Verwendung von LEGO-Tec.