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Arduino and LEGO Projects by Jon Lazar

By Jon Lazar

We all understand how extraordinary LEGO is, and increasingly more everyone is learning what number striking belongings you can do with Arduino. In Arduino and LEGO Projects, Jon Lazar indicates you the way to mix of the good issues on the earth to make enjoyable instruments like a Magic Lantern RF reader, a sensor-enabled LEGO song field, or even an Arduino-controlled LEGO teach set.

  • Learn that SNOT is de facto cool (it ability Studs now not on most sensible)
  • See unique causes and photographs of the way every thing suits jointly
  • Learn how Arduino matches into every one undertaking, together with code and motives

Whether you need to provoke your mates, annoy the cat, or simply chill and indulge in the awesomeness of your creations, Arduino and LEGO Projects exhibits you simply what you would like and the way to place all of it jointly.

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The Android’s body is made of concentric circles that rest atop each other, with a dome for the head. The arms and legs are made of smaller circular rings that are attached to the main body. Start with the Foundation Since the Android is round and LEGO bricks are not, you need to accommodate this by building into as round a shape as you can with the bricks. This is done by having a four stud side and having a two brick spacing to create a step pattern. You also have a brace four bricks wide running through the bottom of the Android to support the legs and the Arduino when you install them (Figure 2-8).

Start with the Foundation Since the Android is round and LEGO bricks are not, you need to accommodate this by building into as round a shape as you can with the bricks. This is done by having a four stud side and having a two brick spacing to create a step pattern. You also have a brace four bricks wide running through the bottom of the Android to support the legs and the Arduino when you install them (Figure 2-8). 38 Chapter 2 ■ Using Sensors with the Android Figure 2-8. The first layer of the Android’s body As when building the walls of the Ultimate Machine, you alternate the way the bricks are laid out in the rings for the Android’s body.

The 9600 defines the speed of the communication between the two; you are going to use it to monitor the values passed back from the sensor. You also define the LED pin as output but you don’t define the sensor in the setup because the pin connected to the ultrasonic sensor will switch between input and output for sending and receiving the ultrasonic pulses. In the loop() function, the first thing you want to do is define the variables used for reading data from the sensor. The variable duration will be how many microseconds it takes for the sonar pulse to go out and return, 30 Chapter 2 ■ Using Sensors with the Android while inches will be for converting those microseconds into distance values.

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