This second volume of The LEGO® Power Functions Idea Book, Cars and Contraptions, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. Youll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle. Youll learn to build four-wheel drive cars, adorable walking bots, steerable tanks, robotic inchworms, and cars that can follow the edge of a table! Each model includes a list of required parts and colorful photographs that guide you through the build without the need for step-by-step instructions. As you build, youll explore the principles of gear systems, power translation, differentials, suspensions, and more.
Yoshihito Isogawa is a LEGO luminary with 46 years of building experience. In addition to running Isogawa Studio, Inc., he regularly holds LEGO workshops, lectures at schools and science museums, and creates LEGO models for events and exhibitions. He is the author of the popular LEGO® Technic Idea Book series and The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book (No Starch Press), as well as other Japanese-language LEGO titles.