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G. KochLearn Engineering with LEGOhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9280-8_3

3. Building Elements

Grady Koch1  
Yorktown, VA, USA

The Robot Inventor and SPIKE Prime sets come with a large pile of building elements, and it may not be obvious to know where to start with all these bits and pieces. This chapter will describe how to use these liftarms, pins, axles, bushes, and connectors. The reasoning behind all of various features of these pieces will be explored by building example structures and devices. In the process, important building techniques are demonstrated, such as creating triangles to make structures stronger and designing mechanical linkages ...

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