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LEGO Technic Idea Book : Simple Machines (Vol 1) (Paperback) (Isogawa Yoshihito)
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The LEGO® Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines is a collection of hundreds of working examples of simple yet fascinating Technic models that you can build based on their pictures alone. Each project uses color-coded pieces and is photographed from multiple angles, making it easy to see how the models are assembled without the need for step-by-step instructions. Every model illustrates a different principle, concept, or mechanism that will inspire your own original creations. You're encouraged to use these elements as building blocks to create your own masterpieces.
The Technic models in Simple Machines demonstrate basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like. You'll learn 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.
This visual guide, the first in the three-volume LEGO Technic Idea Book series, is the brainchild of master builder Yoshihito Isogawa of Tokyo, Japan. Each title is filled with photos of Isogawa's unique models, all of which are designed to fire the imaginations of LEGO builders young and old.
Imagine. Create. Invent. Now, what will you build?
NOTE: The LEGO Technic Idea Book series uses parts from various Technic sets. If you don't have some of the pieces shown in a particular model, experiment by substituting your own parts or visit the No Starch Press website for a list of the special parts used in the book.
LEGO TECHNIC is designed to allow builders to create more advanced models with moving parts, like those built with LEGO MINDSTORMS. The Unofficial LEGO TECHNIC Idea Book: Gears offers hundreds of ideas and examples for building mechanisms with TECHNIC. This volume focuses on gears and power transmission. The book is color throughout, with little to no text accompanying its diagrams; rather than tell you what to think, you are encouraged to use your imagination. The book's illustrations demonstrate various ways to combine TECHNIC gears, which you can use as starting points for your own creations. Gears begins with the basics of gears, shafts, connectors, and gear combinations, then demonstrates more complex actions, like how to build winches, cranes, and chains; change rotational motion to linear motion; launch projectiles with rubber bands; change speed and direction; and even create musical instruments. The Unofficial 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.