The LEGO Technic Idea Book

Volume 1, Simple Machines
Isogawa, Yoshihito (Book - 2011 )
The LEGO Technic Idea Book

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The LEGO® Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines is a collection of hundreds of working examples of simple yet fascinating Technic models that you can build based on their pictures alone. Each project uses color-coded pieces and is photographed from multiple angles, making it easy to see how the models are assembled without the need for step-by-step instructions. Every model illustrates a different principle, concept, or mechanism that will inspire your own original creations. You're encouraged to use these elements as building blocks to create your own masterpieces. The Technic models in Simple Machines demonstrate basic configurations of gears, shafts, pulleys, turntables, connectors, and the like. You'll learn how to create small, elegant machines like cranes, operable doors, motorized cars, a rubber band-powered rocket launcher, a hand-cranked drag racer, and even musical instruments. This visual guide, the first in the three-volume LEGO Technic Idea Book series, is the brainchild of master builder Yoshihito Isogawa of Tokyo, Japan. Each title is filled with photos of Isogawa's unique models, all of which are designed to fire the imaginations of LEGO builders young and old. Imagine. Create. Invent. Now, what will you build? NOTE: The LEGO Technic Idea Book series uses parts from various Technic sets. If you don't have some of the pieces shown in a particular model, experiment by substituting your own parts or visit the No Starch Press website for a list of the special parts used in the book.
Authors: Isogawa, Yoshihito
Title: The LEGO technic idea book
Volume 1, Simple machines
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, c2011
Characteristics: x, 157 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Yoshihito Isogawa
Contents: Gears
Shafts and connectors
Gear combinations
Gears in a turntable
Gears in series
Angles gears
Worm drives
Chains and treads
Rubber bands
Rack-an-pinion gears
Moving to and fro
Moving freely
Going the distance
Motors and gears
Building in any direction
Strong combinations
Two simple chassis
Pulley systems
Rubber band power
More uses for gears
Making music
Alternate Title: Simple machines
ISBN: 1593272774
Branch Call Number: 688.725 I851L 2011
Subject Headings: LEGO toys Gearing
Topical Term: LEGO toys
LCCN: 2010024747
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Great instructions to build all kinds of simple machines.

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