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The Lego Mindstorms Ev3 Discovery Book: A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots

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Publisher Comments:

LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started.

Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you'll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You'll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs.

Master the possibilities of the EV3 set as you build and program:

  • The EXPLOR3R, a wheeled vehicle that uses sensors to navigate around a room and follow lines
  • The FORMULA EV3 RACE CAR, a streamlined remote-controlled race car
  • ANTY, a six-legged walking creature that adapts its behavior to its surroundings
  • SK3TCHBOT, a robot that lets you play games on the EV3 screen
  • The SNATCH3R, a robotic arm that can autonomously find, grab, lift, and move the infrared beacon
  • LAVA R3X, a humanoid robot that walks and talks

More than 150 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and apply what you've learned to invent your own robots. With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book as your guide, you'll be building your own out-of-this-world creations in no time!

Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)

Synopsis:

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is a complete beginner's guide to the EV3 kit from bestselling author and robotics expert Laurens Valk. This full color book teaches you fundamental programming and robotics skills as you build and program powerful robots that move, monitor sensors, and respond to their environments. You will build seven increasingly sophisticated robots like the BRICK SORT3R (a robot that sorts bricks by color and size), the THE SNATCH3R (an autonomous robotic arm), and LAVA R3X (a humanoid that walks and talks). Valk also covers more advanced programming techniques like data wires and variables, and shows you how to create custom remote control programs. More than 100 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned to invent your own robots.

About the Author

Laurens Valk is a member of the MINDSTORMS Community Partners, a select group of experts who help test and develop new MINDSTORMS products, and his model is featured as one of the bonus robots on the EV3 packaging. Valk is the author of the bestselling LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book (No Starch Press) and he blogs about robots at robotsquare.com.

Table of Contents

about the author about the technical reviewer acknowledgments introduction getting started Chapter 1: preparing your EV3 set Chapter 2: building your first robot Chapter 3: creating and modifying programs Chapter 4: working with programming blocks: action blocks Chapter 5: waiting, repeating, my blocks, and multitasking programming robots with sensors Chapter 6: understanding sensors Chapter 7: using the color sensor Chapter 8: using the infrared sensor Chapter 9: using the brick buttons and rotation sensors robot-building techniques Chapter 10: building with beams, axles, connector blocks, and motors Chapter 11: building with gears vehicle and animal robots Chapter 12: Formula EV3: a racing robot Chapter 13: ANTY: the robotic ant creating advanced programs Chapter 14: using data wires Chapter 15: using data operations blocks and my blocks with data wires Chapter 16: using constants and variables Chapter 17: playing games on the EV3 machine and humanoid robots Chapter 18: the SNATCH3R: the autonomous robotic arm Chapter 19: LAVA R3X: the humanoid that walks and talks troubleshooting programs, the EV3 brick, and wireless connections creating on brick programs

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593275327
Subtitle:
A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots
Author:
Valk, Laurens
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Subject:
Robotics
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20140613
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in
Age Level:
from 9 up to 99

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The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is a complete beginner's guide to the EV3 kit from bestselling author and robotics expert Laurens Valk. This full color book teaches you fundamental programming and robotics skills as you build and program powerful robots that move, monitor sensors, and respond to their environments. You will build seven increasingly sophisticated robots like the BRICK SORT3R (a robot that sorts bricks by color and size), the THE SNATCH3R (an autonomous robotic arm), and LAVA R3X (a humanoid that walks and talks). Valk also covers more advanced programming techniques like data wires and variables, and shows you how to create custom remote control programs. More than 100 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned to invent your own robots.

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