The Lego Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines

The Lego Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines

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The LEGO(R) 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 author's website for a list of the special parts used in the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 198.12 x 248.92 x 12.7mm | 521.63g
  • No Starch Press,US
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 8. Aufl.
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1593272774
  • 9781593272777
  • 13,912

About Yoshihito Isogawa

Yoshihito Isogawa is a LEGO luminary with 42 years of building experience. He began writing computer manuals while at the Tokyo University of Science and founded Isogawa Studio, Inc. soon after. He has twice won the grand prize in the Japan Manual Contest held by the Japan Technical Communicators Association and he has won outstanding performance awards many times. He currently lives in more

Table of contents

Part 1 Gears Shafts and Connectors Gear Combinations Gears in a Turntable Gears in Series Angled Gears Worm Drives Part 2 Chains and Treads Rubber Bands Rack-and-Pinion Gears Moving To and Fro Moving Freely Going the Distance Part 3 Motors and Gears Building in Any Direction Strong Combinations Two Simple Chassis Part 4 Doors Pulley Systems Rubber Band Power More Uses for Gears Making Musicshow more

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