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TitleThe LEGO Power Functions Idea Book: Cars and Contraptions
LanguageEnglish
File Size79.2 MB
Total Pages328
Table of Contents
                            Contents
Introduction
	Where Are the Words?
	The Use of Color
	Substituting Parts
	You Are the Creator
Part 1: Vehicles
	Driving wheels with a motor
	4WD cars
	Each motor turns a wheel
	Caster wheels
	Steering with the servo motor
	Differential gears
	Crawlers
	Cars that spin something
	Cars that move something
	Cars with suspension
	Five different bases for a small car
	Cars that react
	Cool cars
Part 2: Moving Without Tires
	Two-legged walkers
	Four-legged walkers
	Six-legged walkers
	Cool walkers
	Moving like an inchworm
	Moving through vibration
	Moving in other ways
Part 3: Special Mechanisms
	Intermittent motion
	Smooth changes of rotation speed
	Switching rotational direction
	Changeover mechanisms using a switch
	Transmissions
	Changeover mechanisms using rotational direction
Parts List
About the Author
                        
Document Text Contents
Page 1

T H E F I N E S T I N G E E K E N T E R TA I N M E N T ™

www.nostarch.com

This book is not authorized or endorsed by the LEGO Group.

Shelve in: hobbieS/leGo $24.95 ($28.95 CDN)

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. cars and

contraptions

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T H E F I N E S T I N G E E K E N T E R TA I N M E N T ™

www.nostarch.com

This book is not authorized or endorsed by the LEGO Group.

Shelve in: hobbieS/leGo $24.95 ($28.95 CDN)

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. cars and

contraptions

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power

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idea Book,

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ImagIne. Create. Invent. now, what wIll you buIld?

yoshIhIto Isogawa

is a LEGO luminary with 46 years of building

experience. In addition to running Isogawa

Studio, Inc., he regularly holds LEGO work-

shops, lectures at schools and

science museums, and creates

LEGO models for events and

exhibitions. He is the author of the LEGO® Technic Idea

Book series and The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book

(No Starch Press), as well as many Japanese-language

LEGO titles.

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