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The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory by Daniele Benedettelli

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Chapter 9. building WATCHGOOZ3

Goose on the loose! In this chapter, you’ll build WATCHGOOZ3 (Figure 9-1), a robot goose that can patrol and guard a room while moving on only two legs. This robot is inspired by a creation of Bruno Zarokian.

The mechanics of this robot are designed so that you can program the robot to walk, turn, and avoid obstacles with just the Brick Program App (see Chapter 10). No computer required! In this chapter I’ll describe the key design ideas that allow us to simplify the software so that the limited Brick Program App is sufficient to program the robot. In addition to the building instructions, you’ll find building techniques for working with structures, gears, and motor assemblies. You’ll learn how to make sturdy, braced ...

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