Teacher's notes: Why the LEGO forklift is not like the real one Pro Preview

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  • #913
  • 13 Jul 2018

The forklift mast is different from the real forklift mast shown on the picture. The reason to choose this construction is to avoid using too complex gear-wheel mechanisms. Otherwise, to be able to lift an object above the box, we will have to use a lot of gear wheels and a very high robot.

Draw students’ attention to the fact that real-life forklifts lift the mast vertically thanks to chains and gear wheels while our forklift uses a different technology.

CAUTION

The robot is quite complex for a single student to build, make sure all students work in pairs and if there is one alone, you find the needed pieces and give them to the student.

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