LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory: Build, Program, and Experiment with Five Wicked Cool Robots

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No Starch Press, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 432 pages
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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)

 

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Contents

The EV3L Scientists Apprentice
1
your LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set
5
Comic continued
15
building ROV3R
17
Comic continued
45
programming
47
advanced programming with the brick program app
61
Comic continued
66
Comic continued
189
building the SUP3R CAR
191
Comic continued
228
programming the SUP3R CAR
231
Comic continued
247
building the SENTIN3L
249
Comic continued
293
programming the SENTIN3L
295

EV3 programming
69
Comic continued
84
experimenting with the EV3 infrared components
85
Comic continued
94
the math behind the magic
95
Comic continued
101
LEGO recipes
103
Comic contiuned
129
building WATCHGOOZ3
131
Comic continued
175
programming WATCHGOOZ3
177
Comic continued
307
building the TR3X
309
Comic continued
358
programming the TR3X
363
Comic continued
380
the EV3 31313 set bill of materials
381
differences between the education set and retail set
389
Comic end
402
index
403
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About the author (2013)

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.

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