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-====== Isogawa'​s LEGO Power Functions Idea Book Machines and Mechanisms Volume 1 (1-50) ======+====== ​Using Dynamixel XL-320 with Isogawa'​s LEGO Power Functions Idea Book Machines and Mechanisms Volume 1 (1-50) ======
  
 **Author:** Paul Oh Email: <​[email protected]>​ **Author:** Paul Oh Email: <​[email protected]>​
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-In 2015, No Starch Press published Yoshihito Isogawa'​s "The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book" with Volume 1 being on Machines and Mechanisms. ​ Like his previous books, this one features a LEGO parts list and photos of his creations. ​ The set of photos capture key viewing angles. ​ By careful examination,​ one can recreate his builds.+In 2015, No Starch Press published Yoshihito Isogawa'​s "The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book" with Volume 1 being on Machines and Mechanisms. Like his previous books, this one features a LEGO parts list and photos of his creations. ​ The set of photos capture key viewing angles. By careful examination,​ one can recreate his builds.
  
 Unlike a traditional step-by-step LEGO build plan, Isogawa'​s photo-based approach often demands power of observation. This has merit; studying the photos requires one to reflect on steps. ​ This leads to better appreciation of part selection, connections,​ and positioning. ​ Through practice, one can eventually master their own LEGO building skills and the goal of his books. Unlike a traditional step-by-step LEGO build plan, Isogawa'​s photo-based approach often demands power of observation. This has merit; studying the photos requires one to reflect on steps. ​ This leads to better appreciation of part selection, connections,​ and positioning. ​ Through practice, one can eventually master their own LEGO building skills and the goal of his books.
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 Step-by-step build plans can also help develop one's skills. ​ By contrast, such plans reduce build time and thus has merit. Videos of the mechanisms in action would also be useful; one can decide to build or not.  Lastly, CAD-based construction (e.g. Solidworks) allows one to construct the LEGO mechanisms virtually. ​ The net effect is that this page uses Isogawa'​s book as a reference, but features step-by-step build plans, videos, and Solidworks models. Step-by-step build plans can also help develop one's skills. ​ By contrast, such plans reduce build time and thus has merit. Videos of the mechanisms in action would also be useful; one can decide to build or not.  Lastly, CAD-based construction (e.g. Solidworks) allows one to construct the LEGO mechanisms virtually. ​ The net effect is that this page uses Isogawa'​s book as a reference, but features step-by-step build plans, videos, and Solidworks models.
  
 +This tutorial focuses on building Isogawa'​s LEGO Power Functions, but substitutes Dynamixel XL-320 servo motors in place of the LEGO NXT motors.
  
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