6. Attaching LEGO

Plugging in Sensors

The BrickPi has 5 sensor ports.  The sensor ports are shown in yellow below, and are labeled SX where “X” is the sensor port number.

Sensor_Port_Layout_Yellow copy

Plugging in Motors

The BrickPi has 4 motor ports.  The motor ports are shown in blue below.  Each port for LEGO motors is labeled “MX” where “X” is the port letter.

Motor ports are highlighted in blue.

Motor ports are highlighted in blue.

Attaching Sensors and Motors

BrickPi

Wrong: The sensor is not pushed all the way in.

BrickPi

Right: The Sensor cable is pushed in until you hear a “snap” as it clicks in place.

Attaching LEGO Parts

BrickPi

BrickPi

Example: One Peg

BrickPi

Example: Two pegs.

LEGO Technic parts can be attached to the brick by simply sliding connectors into the holes.  Pictures are shown below.

Don't try to place multiple pegs in at once.

Wrong: Don’t try to place multiple pegs in at once.

If you need to attach multiple pegs, first put them in one at a time.

If you need to attach multiple pegs, first put them in one at a time.

BrickPi

After placing the pegs into the BrickPi case, next attach the LEGO beam you want to attach to the case.