The Art of LEGO Design

The Art of LEGO Design
Author: Jordan Schwartz
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN: 1593275536
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of LEGO Design Book Excerpt:

The most impressive LEGO models often take careful planning (and lots of pieces), but with some inspiration, a little imagination, and a number of tried-and-true techniques, you too can turn bricks into a masterpiece.In The Art of LEGO® Design, author Jordan Schwartz explores LEGO as an artistic medium. This wide-ranging collection of creative techniques will help you craft your own amazing models as you learn to see the world through the eyes of some of the greatest LEGO builders. Each concept is presented with a collection of impressive models to spark your imagination—like fantastic dragons, futuristic spaceships, expressive characters, and elaborate dioramas. You’ll discover some of the inventive techniques that LEGO artists use to: –Create lifelike creatures from unusual elements like inside-out tires and minifigure capes –Design sleek cars without showing a single stud –Add ambience to dioramas with light bricks or LEDs –Craft eye-catching textures to create cobblestone roads and brick walls –Build sturdy, detailed, posable mechs and other figures –Add depth with forced perspective and interesting silhouettes Interviews with the talented builders behind many of the book’s models reveal their thoughts on the design process and what inspires them most. Even if you’ve been building with LEGO since you could crawl, you’ll find new inspiration in The Art of LEGO® Design.

The Art of LEGO Design

The Art of LEGO Design
Author: Fred G. Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 19
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of LEGO Design Book Excerpt:

The art of LEGO design

The art of LEGO design
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The art of LEGO design Book Excerpt:

Art of LEGO Design

Art of LEGO Design
Author: Jordan Schwartz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781457185335
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling
Author: Dennis Glaasker,Dennis Bosman
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 1593276931
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling Book Excerpt:

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling displays amazing, fan-built LEGO recreations of real-life vehicles, showing off every amazing detail with high-quality photographs. You'll love poring over dozens of models, including Formula 1 racers, construction vehicles, ships, trains, airplanes, and all kinds of trucks. Authors Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman share their own impressive LEGO models as well as highlight models from builders around the world. The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling also includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process.

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming
Author: Terry Griffin
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1593272189
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming Book Excerpt:

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programmingteaches you how to create powerful programs using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT programming language, NXT-G. You'll learn how to program a basic robot to perform tasks such as line following, maze navigation, and object detection and how to combine programming elements (known as blocks) to create sophisticated programs. Author Terry Griffin covers essential functions like movement, sensors, and sound as well as more complex NXT-G features like synchronizing multiple operations. Because it's common for programs to not work quite right the first time they are run, a section of the book is dedicated to troubleshooting common problems including timing, sensor calibration, and proper debugging. Throughout the book, you'll learn best practices to help eliminate frustration when programming your robotic creations. This book is perfect for anyone with little to no previous programming experience who wants to master the art of NXT-G programming.

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms
Author: Mario Ferrari,Guilio Ferrari
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2001-12-06
ISBN: 9780080476285
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms Book Excerpt:

Lego robots! Mindstorms are sweeping the world and fans need to learn how to programme them Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture of Mindstorm enthusiasts around the world. The kits are now a staple part of engineering and computer science classes at many high profile Universities. Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the geometry, electronics, engineering, and programming required to build your own robots. Mario and Giulio Ferrari are world-renowned experts in the field of Lego Mindstorms robotics, and in this book they share their unrivaled knowledge and expertise of robotics as well as provide a series of chapters detailing how to design and build the most exotic robots. Mario and Giulio also give detailed explanations of how to integrate Lego Mindstorms kits with other Lego programmable bricks such as Scout and Cybermaster, as well as with non-robotic Lego Technics models.

The Art of LEGO Construction

The Art of LEGO Construction
Author: Jonathan Lopes
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN: 1683355202
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of LEGO Construction Book Excerpt:

The Art of LEGO Construction is the ultimate exploration of the architecture and history of New York City through the creative medium of LEGO. Expert builder Jonathan Lopes presents iconic structures of his own design, including the Flatiron Building, the Woolworth Building, the Manhattan Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Junior’s Diner, brownstones, fire houses, and much more! Each model has been beautifully photographed with full-scale views and close-up details, as well as brief instructional breakouts. Lopes’s masterful constructions will inspire builders of all ages.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book
Author: Yoshihito Isogawa
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-11-07
ISBN: 1593276184
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book Book Excerpt:

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. You’ll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations. Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling
Author: Dennis Glaasker,Dennis Bosman
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 159327615X
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling Book Excerpt:

The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling displays amazing, fan-built LEGO recreations of real-life vehicles, showing off every amazing detail with high-quality photographs. You'll love poring over dozens of models, including Formula 1 racers, construction vehicles, ships, trains, airplanes, and all kinds of trucks. Authors Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman share their own impressive LEGO models as well as highlight models from builders around the world. The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling also includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process.

Robotics in Education

Robotics in Education
Author: Wilfried Lepuschitz,Munir Merdan,Gottfried Koppensteiner,Richard Balogh,David Obdržálek
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN: 3319628755
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics in Education Book Excerpt:

This proceedings volume highlights the latest achievements in research and development in educational robotics, which were presented at the 8th International Conference on Robotics in Education (RiE 2017) in Sofia, Bulgaria, from April 26 to 28, 2017. The content will appeal to both researchers and educators interested in methodologies for teaching robotics that confront learners with science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) through the design, creation and programming of tangible artifacts, giving them the chance to create personally meaningful objects and address real-world societal needs. This also involves the introduction of technologies ranging from robotics controllers to virtual environments. In addition, the book presents evaluation results regarding the impact of robotics on students’ interests and competence development. The approaches discussed cover the whole educational range, from elementary school to the university level, in both formal as well as informal settings.

LEGOfied

LEGOfied
Author: Nicholas Taylor,Chris Ingraham
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 150135406X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGOfied Book Excerpt:

LEGOfied: Building Blocks as Media provides a multi-faceted exploration of LEGO fandom, addressing a blindspot in current accounts of LEGO and an emerging area of interest to media scholars: namely, the role of hobbyist enthusiasts and content producers in LEGO's emergence as a ubiquitous transmedia franchise. This book examines a range of LEGO hobbyism and their attendant forms of mediated self-expression and identity (their “technicities”): artists, aspiring Master Builders, collectors, and entrepreneurs who refashion LEGO bricks into new commodities (sets, tchotchkes, and minifigures). The practices and perspectives that constitute this diverse scene lie at the intersection of multiple transformations in contemporary culture, including the shifting relationships between culture industries and the audiences that form their most ardent consumer base, but also the emerging forms of entrepreneurialism, professionalization, and globalization that characterize the burgeoning DIY movement. What makes this a compelling project for media scholars is its mutli-dimensional articulation of how LEGO functions not just as a toy, cultural icon, or as transmedia franchise, but as a media platform. LEGOfied is centered around their shared experiences, qualitative observations, and semi-structured interviews at a number of LEGO hobbyist conventions. Working outwards from these conventions, each chapter engages additional modes of inquiry-media archaeology, aesthetics, posthumanist philosophy, feminist media studies, and science and technology studies-to explore the origins, permutations and implications of different aspects of the contemporary LEGO fandom scene.

Minifigure Customization2 Why Live in the Box

Minifigure Customization2  Why Live in the Box
Author: Jared K. Burks
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN: 1605490520
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minifigure Customization2 Why Live in the Box Book Excerpt:

If you enjoyed Minifigure Customization: Populate Your World!, don’t miss the sequel, Minifigure Customization2: Why Live in the Box? MC2 takes an advanced look at the hobby, introducing more complex techniques to alter the lovable LEGO minifigure, and building on the techniques introduced in the first book. It features tutorials on virtual customization; designing decals and advanced decal application; custom part modification and creation, including 3-D printing; advanced painting techniques; lighting figures with LEDs or EL wire; tips on minifigure displays; and digital photography tips to capture your custom figures in the best light. Essential tools used to create custom figures are identified and updated, and it even includes a Gallery of custom minifigures from top customizers, where they share their favorite tips and tricks. Why live in the box? Populate your world with any alien, superhero, historical, action, horror, or science-fiction figure you can “Just imagine.”

The Art of Virtual LEGO Design

The Art of Virtual LEGO Design
Author: Vishnu Agarwal
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-02-26
ISBN: 9781484287767
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Virtual LEGO Design Book Excerpt:

Have you ever dreamed of designing your own LEGOs? Do you love building huge LEGO models, but don’t have enough bricks? This book will show you how to do all that and more with Bricklink Studio 2.0, a software program that's widely used by LEGO designers to create LEGO models virtually before making them with real LEGO bricks. You'll learn how to start a new project, use the camera control options, and drag and drop parts into your building plate. Then take your bricks from a pile of random pieces into intricate masterpiece models using building tools like Select, Hinge, Clone, Hide, Connect, Collision, and more! You’ll master all the building tools that help you build LEGO models. Then you’ll learn to search and manage LEGO bricks in Studio 2.0 using different palette options like Master, Hidden parts, and Custom parts. Beyond the official LEGO colors, there are special color options you can use to render neon, glow in the dark, and translucent brick. Use this expanded color palette to add to the complexity of your models, and then render your model to see it realistically in 3D! You’ll also learn to animate your model and watch it come to life. After finishing your design, you’ll learn to share what you’ve built with the world. You’ll create professional LEGO instructions for your model that can be printed or shared. Making you a true LEGO design master! What You'll Learn Make fascinating models with virtual LEGO bricks Design LEGO models more efficiently with Studio 2.0’s powerful tools Use “Build Together” simultaneously with another designer on the same project Build massive, amazing models on a small budget Who This Book Is For Anyone interested in digital modelling or who loves building with LEGOs. Students, hobbyists, and enthusiasts will find fun learning activities.

Lego Mindstorms Mechatronics

Lego Mindstorms Mechatronics
Author: Don Wilcher
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780071417457
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lego Mindstorms Mechatronics Book Excerpt:

Focuses on hot technology topics: electronics, embedded systems, object-oriented technology, software development, and robotics. This book also includes projects for each concept, including a LEGO camera for the remote control vision chapter, an interface for a robotic warning system, and a tele-operated robot.

Intellectual Property and the Brain

Intellectual Property and the Brain
Author: Mark Bartholomew
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2022-07-28
ISBN: 1009189565
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Property and the Brain Book Excerpt:

This book describes the promise and pitfalls of using neuroscience to better understand creators and the audiences for their creations.

Deconstructing LEGO

Deconstructing LEGO
Author: Jonathan Rey Lee
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN: 3030536653
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing LEGO Book Excerpt:

This book investigates a paradox of creative yet scripted play—how LEGO invites players to build ‘freely’ with and within its highly structured, ideologically-laden toy system. First, this book considers theories and methods for deconstructing LEGO as a medium of bricolage, the creative reassembly of already-significant elements. Then, it pieces together readings of numerous LEGO sets, advertisements, videogames, films, and other media that show how LEGO constructs five ideologies of play: construction play, dramatic play, digital play, transmedia play, and attachment play. From suburban traffic patterns to architectural croissants, from feminized mini-doll bodies to toys-to-life stories, from virtual construction to playful fan creations, this book explores how the LEGO medium conveys ideological messages—not by transmitting clear statements but by providing implicit instructions for how to reassemble meanings it had all along.

The Secrets of LEGO House

The Secrets of LEGO House
Author: Jesus Diaz
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN: 1797202448
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets of LEGO House Book Excerpt:

This guide takes you on a tour of the "home of the brick," the official LEGO® House, so you can experience it for yourself at home! With photos, interviews, essays, and art from the LEGO archives, The Secrets of LEGO House explores the visual wonders and the themed "zones"—yellow for emotions, blue for problem solving, green for social interaction, and red for creativity—within the iconic LEGO House in Billund, Denmark. The Secrets of LEGO House offers an insider's look at the creative philosophy behind the iconic brand. On each page, discover the true "secret" hidden among the 25 million LEGO bricks—that everything in the house is purposefully designed around nine core principles of learning through play. A joy for those who aren't able to visit in person, and just as exciting for those who have, The Secrets of LEGO House is a bright, colorful celebration of the endless experiences possible with LEGO bricks. • EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: This book is a perfect gift or self-purchase for avid collectors and super fans seeking new, never-before-published content. • BROAD APPEAL: This book is not only perfect for longtime LEGO collectors, but also a broader audience of fans looking to explore the history of the toy they know and love. • BELOVED BRAND: For decades, the LEGO brand has inspired billions of people to stretch the limits of their imaginations. This book captures the creativity and joy at the heart of the LEGO brand, taking readers behind the scenes to reveal the brand's core ethos and ideals.

Make a Mosaic and Other Great LEGO Ideas

Make a Mosaic and Other Great LEGO Ideas
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN: 0241485517
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make a Mosaic and Other Great LEGO Ideas Book Excerpt:

Adorn and organize your room LEGO-style with this bite-sized collection of beautiful and useful LEGO ideas. Small in size but big in inspiration, this neat 32-page volume contains perfectly practical projects from the 'Make & Keep' chapter of The LEGO® Ideas Book. These ideas will do more than teach building skills; they will unlock your imagination and get you dreaming up dozens of ideas of your own. Projects range from arty 3-D mosaics and themed picture frames to sea monster desk organizers and space-saving minifigure display stands. You will find instructions for building LEGO versions of your favourite board games too, such as chess and Tic Tac Toe. There are interviews with top LEGO fan builders and much more inside this book, so dip in - and don't forget, there are four other exciting books in this series, too. ©2020 The LEGO Group

Advanced Educational Technologies for Mathematics and Science

Advanced Educational Technologies for Mathematics and Science
Author: David L. Ferguson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN: 3662029383
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Educational Technologies for Mathematics and Science Book Excerpt:

This book is the outgrowth of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held in Milton Keynes (United Kingdom) in the summer of 1990. The workshop brought together about 30 world leaders in the use of advanced technologies in the teaching of mathematics and science. Many of these participants commented that the workshop was one of the more productive and exciting workshops that they had attended. It was not uncommon to see participants engaged in informal discussion far into the evenings and early mornings, long after formal sessions had ended. It is my hope that this book captures the substance and excitement of many of the ideas that were presented at the workshop. Indeed, the process by which this book has come about has given every opportunity for the best thinking to get reflected here. Participants wrote papers prior to the workshop. After the workshop, participants revised the papers at least once. In a few instances, three versions of papers were written. Some participants could not resist the urge to incorporate descriptions of some of the newer developments in their projects. The papers in this book demonstrate how technology is impacting our view of what should be taught, what can be taught, and how we should go about teaching in the various disciplines. As such, they offer great insight into the central issues of teaching and learning in a wide range of disciplines and across many grade levels (ranging from elementary school through undergraduate college education).