Robotics Learning - Hardware Tips Resource


VEX-IQ models

  1. VEX-IQ Segway from RobotSquare site.
  2. Other VEX-IQ Building instructions by VEX-IQ.
  3. Quadruped by Xander.
  4. 6-legged spider bot - by Salil Pathare.

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Themes Based Models

Amusement Park

  1. Ferris Wheel Structure
  2. Merry-Go-Round(rcx)
  3. Turnstile
  4. Ghost Ride(rcx)
  5. Swing Set Image (for reference only. Be creative and create your own, or even motorize it.
  6. For those who want to add music to their projects:
    Music Note Lookup : (you may need to tune the value yourself)
    C: 784 D: 880 E: 933 C#: 831
    D#: 993 E#: 990 F: 1047 G: 1175
    A: 1398 F#: 1109 G#: 1275 A#: 1500

Super Mechanical Thinker

From the series:  The Lego Technic Idea Book Simple Machines.( Highly recommended series for those who are serious in learning mechanical tips on gear system.) 
  1. Simple ways to use the LEGO Power Function Motors and Battery box: P 16-45
  2. Various Simple Gear Transmission:
    • Multi-planes gears mounting technique: P. 30-49
    • Pulley:  P. 50-55
    • Rack pinion:  56-59
    • Motion used in Railroad Gear Transmission: P. 60-63
  3. Various Gear System for Car structure:
    • simple suspension : P. 72-73
    • self-automatically retracting bumper detection: P.90-93.
    • Interesting clawer:  P. 124-125
    • others
  4. Basic Gear System Warm up:
    • Simple Gear Train:  P. 102-105
    • Interesting Doorway buidling techniques:
      • Gliding: P.112-113
      • locking: P. 116-121
      • SwingDoor: P.108-109, P. 124-125
  5. Pneumatic Devices - P. 115-126
  6. Various Techniques for Warm up:
    • Using Pulley: P. 127-132
    • Multi-planes motion with one driving force technique: P. 136-153
    • Simple musical device:  P. 154-155
    • Multi-stage gear system: P. 156-157
  7. Wheeled Suspension System - P.204-240
  8. More complex Transmission - P. 251-276
  9. Mechanical Catapult

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