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.
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Comments about Practical Lego Technics:
Basic techniques in creating ideas using Lego pieces to create your Masterpiece
A well organised lay out from introduction to parts list
Step by step pictures / diagrams with text explanation in sample constructions
Good reference of parts needed to complete example
Picture / diagrams maybe too small for some users to see
Series: Technology in Action
Number Of Pages: 287
Published: 26th December 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05 x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.47