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Building Robots with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT by David Astolfo, Guilio Ferrari, Mario Ferrari

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Chapter 1. Understanding LEGO® Geometry

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Introduction

Before you enter the world of LEGO robotics, we want to be sure you know and understand some basic geometric properties of the LEGO bricks and beams. Don’t worry; we’re not going to test you with complex equations or trigonometry. We’ll just discuss some very simple concepts and explain some terminology that will make assembling actual systems easier from the very beginning.

You will discover which units LEGO builders use to express sizes, the proportions of the bricks and beams, and how this affects the way you can combine them with ...

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