LEGO Technic Idea Book Simple Machines

LEGO Technic Idea Book  Simple Machines Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593272777
Year 2010-10-05
Pages 157
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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The Technic models in "Simple Machines" demonstrate basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like and show readers how to create small, elegant machines like cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, and even musical instruments.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593276003
Year 2014-11-14
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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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 Idea Book Fantastic Contraptions

LEGO Technic Idea Book  Fantastic Contraptions Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593272791
Year 2010
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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"The book is color throughout, with little to no text accompanying its diagrams ... The LEGO technic idea books are for anyone who wants to create a moving masterpiece, as well as those who want to make original robots with MINDSTORMS. It can also be used to demonstrate how machines work and to experience the fun of mechanics."--Publisher description.

The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book Volume 1

The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book  Volume 1 Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593276881
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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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.

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide 2nd Edition

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide  2nd Edition Author Paweł "Sariel" Kmieć
ISBN-10 9781593277604
Year 2016-12-16
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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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 Paweł “Sariel” KmiePaweł "Sariel" Kmieć 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!

LEGO Technic Robotics

LEGO Technic Robotics Author Mark Rollins
ISBN-10 9781430249818
Year 2013-05-13
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Apress
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Building robots is a snap with LEGO Technic Robotics! This book shows you how to use LEGO bricks and Power Functions components such as motors and remote controls to create all kinds of robots. Best of all, you don’t have to learn any programming. You just need your imagination and the expert building principles that you’ll find inside LEGO Technic Robotics. Author Mark Rollins teaches you the hows and whys of Technic project design. You’re not just snapping pieces here and there; with LEGO Technic Robotics you’re actively learning the fundamentals of good design so you can go on to create truly spectacular LEGO robot creations. From robots that run on wheels, walk on two or four legs, or move and function in ways that only you can dream up, this book will help you create your own robot army. Turn to LEGO Technic Robotics and build with real power! After you’ve mastered the techniques in this book, if you’re looking to build more creations, check out Practical LEGO Technics, also written by Mark Rollins, and discover how to build vehicles that can roll, run, and more. Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color. You can download the color diagrams in the book from http://www.apress.com/9781430249801

Incredible LEGO Technic

Incredible LEGO Technic Author Paweł "Sariel" Kmieć
ISBN-10 9781593275877
Year 2014-11-07
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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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.

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book Author Laurens Valk
ISBN-10 9781593275327
Year 2014-06-14
Pages 396
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started. Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you’ll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You’ll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs. Master the possibilities of the EV3 set as you build and program: * The EXPLOR3R, a wheeled vehicle that uses sensors to navigate around a room and follow lines * The FORMULA EV3 RACE CAR, a streamlined remote-controlled race car * ANTY, a six-legged walking creature that adapts its behavior to its surroundings * SK3TCHBOT, a robot that lets you play games on the EV3 screen * The SNATCH3R, a robotic arm that can autonomously find, grab, lift, and move the infrared beacon * LAVA R3X, a humanoid robot that walks and talks More than 150 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and apply what you’ve learned to invent your own robots. With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book as your guide, you’ll be building your own out-of-this-world creations in no time! Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)

The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book Volume 2

 The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book  Volume 2 Author Yoshihito Isogawa
ISBN-10 9781593277123
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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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.

System Identification

System Identification Author Karel J. Keesman
ISBN-10 0857295225
Year 2011-05-16
Pages 323
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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System Identification shows the student reader how to approach the system identification problem in a systematic fashion. The process is divided into three basic steps: experimental design and data collection; model structure selection and parameter estimation; and model validation, each of which is the subject of one or more parts of the text. Following an introduction on system theory, particularly in relation to model representation and model properties, the book contains four parts covering: • data-based identification – non-parametric methods for use when prior system knowledge is very limited; • time-invariant identification for systems with constant parameters; • time-varying systems identification, primarily with recursive estimation techniques; and • model validation methods. A fifth part, composed of appendices, covers the various aspects of the underlying mathematics needed to begin using the text. The book uses essentially semi-physical or gray-box modeling methods although data-based, transfer-function system descriptions are also introduced. The approach is problem-based rather than rigorously mathematical. The use of finite input–output data is demonstrated for frequency- and time-domain identification in static, dynamic, linear, nonlinear, time-invariant and time-varying systems. Simple examples are used to show readers how to perform and emulate the identification steps involved in various control design methods with more complex illustrations derived from real physical, chemical and biological applications being used to demonstrate the practical applicability of the methods described. End-of-chapter exercises (for which a downloadable instructors’ Solutions Manual is available from fill in URL here) will both help students to assimilate what they have learned and make the book suitable for self-tuition by practitioners looking to brush up on modern techniques. Graduate and final-year undergraduate students will find this text to be a practical and realistic course in system identification that can be used for assessing the processes of a variety of engineering disciplines. System Identification will help academic instructors teaching control-related to give their students a good understanding of identification methods that can be used in the real world without the encumbrance of undue mathematical detail.

First LEGO League

First LEGO League Author James Floyd Kelly
ISBN-10 9781457169533
Year 2012-07-09
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program for kids ages 9 to 14 that combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program and research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. Authors James Floyd Kelly and Jonathan Daudelin-both participants in numerous FIRST LEGO League competitions-have teamed up to bring coaches, teachers, parents, and students an all-in-one guide to FLL. Written for both rookie and experienced teams, FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide includes in-depth coverage of topics like team formation and organization, robot building and programming, and the basics of getting involved with FLL. Before the authors delve into the specifics of robot and team building, they reveal the fascinating history of the FIRST organization and the sometimes puzzling structure of the FLL competition. Using a combination of real-life stories and candid commentary from actual FLL teams, as well as recollections of their own experiences, they offer an abundance of helpful guidance and dependable building and programming examples. FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide explores the complex workings and structure of the FLL competition, including its four key components: Robot Game, Technical Interview, Project, and Teamwork. You'll learn how to: Organize, recruit, and manage a team Find equipment, mentors, and funding Design, build, and program winning robots Tackle each of the four FLL components-from Robot Game to Teamwork Use strategies and techniques from FLL masters to increase your scores No matter what your role in the FLL competition, FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide will make you a better competitor, builder, designer, and team member. The only ingredient you need to add is your competitive spirit!

The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide

The Unofficial LEGO Builder s Guide Author Allan Bedford
ISBN-10 9781593270544
Year 2005
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Presents a guide to constructing toys, miniature buildings, and art projects with LEGOs, covering topics such as scale, bonding patterns, model designs, grids, mosaics, games, tools, and techniques.

Tiny LEGO Wonders

Tiny LEGO Wonders Author Mattia Zamboni
ISBN-10 9781593277352
Year 2016-12-16
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to build 40 miniature models of race cars, airplanes, ships, trains, and more. These fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as nine LEGO® pieces. Imagine what you can build with just a handful of LEGO bricks—almost anything! In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you'll create miniscale models of real vehicles ​like: *A ​space shuttle ​*Jets, planes​, and helicopters *Flatbed trucks and cement mixers *France’s high-speed TGV train *F1 racecars *Muscle cars *Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more!​ Let your creativity run wild!

The Lego Trains Book

The Lego Trains Book Author Holger Matthes
ISBN-10 1593278195
Year 2017-09-07
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher
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While the LEGO company's official line of trains is one of their most popular themes, official sets can be limiting-and expensive. Many model railroad fans want to build custom creations without the confines of official LEGO sets. For these serious fans, The LEGO Trains Book offers a comprehensive, photographic journey with building instructions that is sure to feed their passion. With full-colour, step-by-step instructions on building specific trains, track layout, and advanced aesthetic techniques among many other things.

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling Author Dennis Glaasker
ISBN-10 9781593276157
Year
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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"The book is a compendium of hyper-realistic LEGO projects intended to stir your inner creative soul into experimenting on your own...we now desperately want for more LEGO." —Car and Driver "Even casual LEGO fans will enjoy gawking at all the pretty pictures in this book—again and again." —Gizmodo "The models are jaw dropping. This book is a treat." —GeekDad 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.