CHAPTER 2

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Creating a Robot Body

One of the reasons I like to build robots with LEGO Technic is that I have always admired robots from speculative fiction films. Remember R2-D2, or C-3PO, or WALL-E, or The Iron Giant? All these fictional robots have one thing in common: they have a body. Sometimes the body was shaped almost exactly like a human, and sometimes the shape was something not drawn from nature at all.

In this chapter I am going to discuss how to use LEGO Technic bricks to create the basic shape of a body for your robot and how to employ my three laws of LEGO Technic robotics in doing so. I am also going to discuss how to create wireframe ...

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