CHAPTER 3

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Bring Your LEGO Technic Robots to Life with Power Functions

I mentioned in the book’s Introduction that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was, at its heart, a robot story. I also mentioned how Frankenstein was not the monster, but the name of the doctor who created it. Hollywood has changed the story from its original 1818 story, but there is one thing that we all remember from the 1931 movie. It is the scene where Dr. Frankenstein, after creating his monster, excitedly yells “It’s Alive! It’s Alive!”

In this chapter’s three projects, I’m going to show you how to use Power Functions to bring your LEGO Technic robots to life. Well, they will ...

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