Arduino and LEGO Projects by Jon Lazar

By Jon Lazar

We know how notable LEGO is, and a growing number of individuals are studying what number awesome stuff you can do with Arduino. In Arduino and LEGO initiatives, Jon Lazar indicates you the way to mix of the good issues on the earth to make enjoyable devices like a Magic Lantern RF reader, a sensor-enabled LEGO song field, or even an Arduino-controlled LEGO educate set.

* examine that SNOT is absolutely cool (it potential Studs no longer on Top)
* See specific factors and photographs of the way every thing suits together
* find out how Arduino matches into every one venture, together with code and explanations

Whether you need to galvanize your mates, annoy the cat, or simply relax and indulge in the awesomeness of your creations, Arduino and LEGO tasks indicates you simply what you would like and the way to place all of it jointly.

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The white level not only rings the body like the previous levels but has bricks turned inwards for two purposes. The bricks turned inwards cover the seams on the covers for the sensors, strengthening them, but they also create a frame to hold the servo motor in place. Figure 2-25 shows the layout of the bricks and the servo motor, but it is not strong enough to hold the motor in place yet. 47 Chapter 2 ■ Using Sensors with the Android Figure 2-25. A layer of white covers the green body to create the Android’s neck and holds the servo motor When LEGO bricks move on top of other bricks, they will get caught on the studs if not covered.

To support it, a 2 x 4 plate with holes in it will help lock it into place and allow the pin to fit through. This process can be seen in Figures 2-33 to 2-35. 52 Chapter 2 ■ Using Sensors with the Android Figure 2-33. The bottom of the Android’s head Figure 2-34. The round 2 x 2 brick with the Technic hole is placed in the middle. The spaces around it are filled in with 1 x 2 bricks 53 Chapter 2 ■ Using Sensors with the Android Figure 2-35. A 2 x 4 plate with holes in it is added to support the round 2 x 2 brick With the head finished, something needs to be added to hold the head up and make it move.

Figure 2-27. The base ring for the Android head The second ring of the head shrinks slightly and exposes the corners of the level beneath it. By repeatedly showing the corners on the lower levels beneath them and receding the center of each side, the lower levels begin to get a sense of roundness. Figures 2-28 and 2-29 show how adding two layers starts to give the head a more sphere-like appearance. 49 Chapter 2 ■ Using Sensors with the Android Figure 2-28. The second layer of the head exposes the corners of the first layer Figure 2-29.

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