Synopses & Reviews
The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 set offers so many new and exciting features that it can be hard to know where to begin. Without the help of an expert, it could take months of experimentation to learn how to use the advanced mechanisms and numerous programming features.
In The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory, author Daniele Benedettelli, robotics expert and member of the elite LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Panel, shows you how to use gears, beams, motors, sensors, and programming blocks to create sophisticated robots that can avoid obstacles, walk on two legs, and even demonstrate autonomous behavior. You'll also dig into related math, engineering, and robotics concepts that will help you create your own amazing robots. Programming experiments throughout will challenge you, while a series of comics and countless illustrations inform the discussion and keep things fun.
As you make your way through the book, you'll build and program five wicked cool robots:
- ROV3R, a vehicle you can modify to do things like follow a line, avoid obstacles, and even clean a room
- WATCHGOOZ3, a bipedal robot that can be programmed to patrol a room using only the Brick Program App (no computer required!)
- SUP3R CAR, a rear-wheel-drive armored car with an ergonomic two-lever remote control
- SENTIN3L, a walking tripod that can record and execute color-coded sequences of commands
- T-R3X, a fearsome bipedal robot that will find and chase down prey
With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory
as your guide, you'll become an EV3 master in no time.
Requirements: One LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory introduces the EV3 and covers the essentials of making robots with the kit. Inside you will find complete instructions for creating five robots: the obstacle-avoiding ROV3R vehicle; a remote control SUP3R CAR; the BLAST3R DROID, a walking tripod with reciprocating motion and curved structures; and two walking, balancing, biped bots called the WATCHGOOZ3 (a "watch goose") and the T-R3X. Author Daniele Benedettelli is a robotics expert, high school robotics teacher, and member of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Experts Panel.
About the Author
Daniele Benedettelli is known worldwide for his original LEGO robots, including his Rubik's Cube solvers and his humanoid robots. As a LEGO MINDSTORMS Community Partner (MCP), he helps to test and develop new MINDSTORMS products. He earned a master's degree in Robotics and Automation from the University of Siena in Italy. He holds educational presentations and workshops on Information and Communications Technology around the world and teaches robotics at the high school level.
Table of Contents
about the author about the technical reviewer about the comic designers acknowledgments introduction comic: the EV3L scientist's apprentice Chapter 1: your LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set Comic: continued Chapter 2: building ROV3R Comic continued Chapter 3: programming Chapter 4: advanced programming with the brick program app Comic continued Chapter 5: EV3 programming Comic continued Chapter 6: experimenting with the EV3 infrared components Comic continued Chapter 7: the math behind the magic! Comic continued Chapter 8: LEGO recipes Comic continued Chapter 9: building WATCHGOOZ3 Comic continued Chapter 10: programming WATCHGOOZ3 Comic continued Chapter 11: building the SUP3R CAR Comic continued Chapter 12: programming the SUP3R CAR Comic continued Chapter 13: building the SENTIN3L Comic continued Chapter 14: programming the SENTIN3L Comic continued Chapter 15: building the T-R3X Comic continued Chapter 16: programming the T-R3X Comic continued the EV3 31313 set bill of materials differences between the education set and retail set Comic end