The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide

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The LEGOAr Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, and more, you can design LEGO models that really move. The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Pawel qSairelq Kmiec will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to advanced mechanics, even explaining how to create realistic to-scale models. Sariel, a world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, offers unique insight into mechanical principles like torque, power translation, and gear ratios, all using Technic bricks. You'll learn how to: * Create sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress * Re-create specialized LEGO pieces like casings and u-joints, and build solutions like Schmidt and Oldham couplings, when no standard piece will do * Build custom differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems * Pick the right motor for the joba€”and transform its properties to suit your needs * Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look * Create remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. Your Technic adventure starts now!... 110 non-LEGO, 112 pneumatic, 108a€“109 splitting, 110 use of term, 109 hubs, 305 Humvee, 26, 312 hydraulic system, turning ... 202 inversely proportional, speed and torque as, 44 J Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 297 jib, 158a€“159 joints, universal. See universal joints jumper plates, 15 K Kenworth Road Train model, 18 knob wheels, 55, 203 knobs hard-coupling with, ... 65a€“66 simple pulley system , 62a€“63 mechanical power, defined, 3 mechanical solutions, custom, 77a€“101 differential, anbsp;...

Title:The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide
Author:Pawel "Sariel" Kmieć
Publisher:No Starch Press - 2012


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