Exploring LEGO Mindstorms EV3

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The essential guide to building and programming LEGO EV3
rninteractive robots
rnExploring LEGO Mindstorms: Tools and Techniques for Building
rnand Programming Robots is the complete guide to getting the
rnmost out of your LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Written for hobbyists, young
rnbuilders, and master builders alike, the book walks you through
rnfundamentals of robot design, construction, and programming using
rnthe Mindstorms apparatus and LEGO TECHNIC parts. Tap into your
rncreativity with brainstorming techniques, or follow the plans and
rnblueprints provided on the companion website to complete projects
rnranging from beginner to advanced.
rnThe book begins with the basics of the software and EV3 features
rnthen lets you get to work quickly by using projects of increasing
rncomplexity to illustrate the topics at hand. Plenty of examples are
rnprovided throughout every step of the process, and the companion
rnwebsite features a blog where you can gain the insight and advice
rnof other users. Exploring LEGO Mindstorms contains building
rnand programming challenges written by a recognized authority in
rnLEGO robotics curriculum, and is designed to teach you the
rnfundamentals rather than have you follow a “recipe.”
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rnGet started with robot programming with the starter
rnvehicle, Auto-Driver
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rnExplore the features of the EV3 brick, a programmable
rnbrick
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rnDesign robot’s actions using Action Blocks
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rnIncorporate environmental sensors using Infrared, Touch, and
rnColor sensors
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rnExpand the use of data in your program by using data wires with
rnSensor Blocks
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rnProcess data from the sensors using Data Operations Blocks
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rnUsing Bluetooth and WiFi with EV3
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rnBuild unique EV3 robots that each presents different functions:
rnthe Spy Rabbit, a robot that can react to its surroundings; a Sea
rnTurtle robot, Mr. Turto; the Big Belly Bot, a robot that eats and
rnpoops; and a Robotic Puppy Guapo
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rnDiscover ideas and practices that will help you to develop your
rnown method of designing and programming EV3 robots
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rnThe book also provides extensive programming guidance, from the
rnvery basics of block programming through data wiring. You’ll learn
rnrobotics skills to help with your own creations, and can likely
rnignite a lasting passion for innovation. Exploring LEGO
rnMindstorms is the key to unlocking your EV3 potential.

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