Learning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

Learning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
Author: Gary Garber
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN: 1783985038
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Book Excerpt:

This book is for the hobbyists, builders, and programmers who want to build and control their very own robots beyond the capabilities provided with the LEGO EV3 kit. You will need the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit for this book. The book is compatible with both the Home Edition and the Educational Edition of the kit. You should already have a rudimentary knowledge of general programming concepts and will need to have gone through the basic introductory material provided by the official LEGO EV3 tutorials.

Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
Author: Gary Garber
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: LEGO Mindstorms toys
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Book Excerpt:

Your guide to building and programming your very own advanced robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results Step-by-step instructions that will help you to build and program your own robot Utilize all the sensors in the EV3 kit Write programs with all of the essential programming commands In Detail LEGO MINDSTORMS is more than just a toy. With a multitude of gears, pins, and beams, you can build fantastic, complex designs. The programming brick is Linux-based, and with dozens of available sensors, it allows you to make incredibly sophisticated robots. Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 goes beyond the example projects that come with the box and helps you to produce a more advanced and functional robot. "Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3" is a practical guide that shows you how to advance from the basic lessons included in your EV3 kit, combine core programming commands, and implement tested design principles when building your robot. You will build a basic robot and download a program to make the robot move. You will also write several increasingly complex programs to add functionality to the robot and use a proportional algorithm to track a line with an optical sensor. "Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3" will teach you how to make a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot that can navigate and interact with its environment using sensors. You will first be guided through how to make your robot interact with its environment using touch sensors. You will then program the robot to navigate and change direction using a gyro sensor. Next, using a proportional algorithm, your robot will maintain a given distance to a stationary or moving object. You will then be shown how to change parameters using on-board buttons and finally how to use an optical sensor to track a line. "Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3" is full of step-by-step instructions and illustrations designed to help you build a robot with ease.

Mindstorms Level 2

Mindstorms  Level 2
Author: Rena Hixon
Publsiher: Cherry Lake
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1634705858
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindstorms Level 2 Book Excerpt:

Find out how to use the Mindstorms brick and display, and learn how to have a robot tell light from dark and to sense touch.

Mindstorms Level 3

Mindstorms  Level 3
Author: Rena Hixon
Publsiher: Cherry Lake
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1634705866
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindstorms Level 3 Book Excerpt:

Learn how to use sensors to control a robot's movements in Mindstorms, from following lines to recognizing obstacles.

Pattern Recognition and Classification in Time Series Data

Pattern Recognition and Classification in Time Series Data
Author: Volna, Eva,Kotyrba, Martin,Janosek, Michal
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN: 1522505660
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pattern Recognition and Classification in Time Series Data Book Excerpt:

Patterns can be any number of items that occur repeatedly, whether in the behaviour of animals, humans, traffic, or even in the appearance of a design. As technologies continue to advance, recognizing, mimicking, and responding to all types of patterns becomes more precise. Pattern Recognition and Classification in Time Series Data focuses on intelligent methods and techniques for recognizing and storing dynamic patterns. Emphasizing topics related to artificial intelligence, pattern management, and algorithm development, in addition to practical examples and applications, this publication is an essential reference source for graduate students, researchers, and professionals in a variety of computer-related disciplines.

Instant LEGO Mindstorm EV3

Instant LEGO Mindstorm EV3
Author: Gary Garber
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781849519748
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instant LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Book Excerpt:

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A concise guide full of step-by-step recipes to teach you how to build and program an advanced robot."Instant LEGO Mindstorm EV3" is for both the adult tinkerer who has never touched LEGO before and the experienced LEGO engineer who has evolved from Mindstorm NXT to EV3. If you are interested in entering or advising students in robot competitions such as the FIRST LEGO League, the Wold Robot Olympiad, or RoboGames, then this book is a must for you. Even if you haven't purchased your Mindstorm EV3 kit yet, this book will give you a good introduction to the platform.

Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2011 Autodesk Inventor 2011 and Lego Mindstorms NXT TETRIX

Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2011  Autodesk Inventor 2011 and Lego Mindstorms NXT   TETRIX
Author: Randy H. Shih
Publsiher: SDC Publications
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2011-03-14
ISBN: 158503617X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tools for Design Using AutoCAD 2011 Autodesk Inventor 2011 and Lego Mindstorms NXT TETRIX Book Excerpt:

Tools for Design is intended to provide the user with an overview of computer aided design using two popular CAD software packages from Autodesk: AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. This book explores the strengths of each package and show how they can be used in design, both separately and in combination with each other.

Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots

Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots
Author: Marziah Karch
Publsiher: Que Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-11-26
ISBN: 0133518221
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots Book Excerpt:

Build and Program Your Own LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robots Absolutely no experience needed! Build and program amazing robots with the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3! With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, you can do modern robotics without complex wiring or soldering! This step-by-step, full-color tutorial teaches all you need to know, including basic programming skills most introductory guides skip. Even better—it’s packed with hands-on projects! Start by “unboxing” your new EV3 kit and getting to know every component: motors, sensors, connections, remotes, and the EV3’s more powerful, easier-to-program “brick.” Then walk through building your first “bots”…creating more sophisticated robots with wheels and motors…engineering for strength and balance…“driving” your robot…building robots that recognize colors and do card tricks…and more! LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics is the perfect pathway into science and technology… and this book is the easiest way to get started, even if you have absolutely no robotics or programming experience! Explore your new EV3 kit: both the retail “Home” and LEGO “Education” versions Get foolproof help with building the Track3r and other standard robots Build cars and tanks, and hack them to do even more Write programs that enable your robots to make their own decisions Improve your programs with feedback Handle more sophisticated engineering and programming tasks Troubleshoot problems that keep your robot from moving Get involved with the worldwide MINDSTORMS® robotics community Marziah Karch is Senior Instructional Designer at NWEA, a Google Expert at About.com, and Senior Web Editor at GeekMom. She has more than a decade of experience in instructional technology and was senior educational technologist for Johnson County Community College, where she also taught interactive media development. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology, and is pursuing a doctorate in Library and Information Science. Her hands-on technology experience ranges from 3D animation to multimedia learning, content management to music video creation. She has extensively explored the educational potential of LEGO robotics. She is the author of Android Tablets Made Simple. This book is not authorized or endorsed by the LEGO® Group.

Smart Robotics with LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor

Smart Robotics with LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor
Author: Aaron Maurer
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2021-05-07
ISBN: 180056998X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Robotics with LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Book Excerpt:

Discover how to use the LEGO MINDSTORMS Inventor kit and boost your confidence in robotics Key FeaturesGain confidence in building robots using creative designsLearn advanced robotic features and find out how to integrate them to build a robotWork with the block coding language used in robotics software in a practical wayBook Description LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor is the latest addition to the LEGO MINDSTORMS theme. It features unique designs that you can use to build robots, and also enable you to perform activities using the robot inventor application. You'll begin by exploring the history of LEGO MINDSTORMS, and then delve into various elements of the Inventor kit. Moving on, you'll start working on different projects which will prepare you to build a variety of smart robots. The first robotic project involves designing a claw to grab objects, and helps you to explore how a smart robot is used in everyday life and in industry. The second project revolves around building a working guitar that can be played and modified to meet the needs of the user. As you advance, you'll explore the concept of biomimicry as you discover how to build a scorpion robot. In addition to this, you'll also work on a classic robotic challenge by building a sumobot. Throughout the book, you'll come across a variety of projects that will provide you with hands-on experience in building creative robots, such as building a Dragster, Egg Decorator, and Plankton from Spongebob Squarepants. By the end of this LEGO book, you'll have got to grips with the concepts behind building a robot, and also found creative ways to integrate them using the application based on your creative insights and ideas. What you will learnDiscover how the Robot Inventor kit works, and explore its parts and the elements inside themDelve into the block coding language used to build robotsFind out how to create interactive robots with the help of sensorsUnderstand the importance of real-world robots in today's landscapeRecognize different ways to build new ideas based on existing solutionsDesign basic to advanced level robots using the Robot Inventor kitWho this book is for This book is for robot enthusiasts, LEGO lovers, hobbyists, educators, students, and anyone looking to learn about the new LEGO Robot Inventor kit. This book is designed to go beyond the basic build through to intermediate and advanced builds, and enables you to add your personal flair to the builds and codes.

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT
Author: Owen Bishop
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN: 008056996X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT Book Excerpt:

Teach your robot new tricks! With this projects-based approach you can program your Mindstorms NXT robot to solve a maze, build a house, run an obstacle course, and many other activities. Along the way you will learn the basics of programming structures and techniques using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL. For hobbyists, and students working on robot projects, Bishop provides the background and tools to program your robot for tasks that go beyond the simple routines provided with the robot kit. The programs range in complexity from simple contact avoidance and path following, to programs generating some degree of artificial intelligence * a how-to guide for programming your robot, using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL * ten robot-specific projects show how to extend your robot's capabilities beyond the manufacturer's provided software. Examples of projects include: Maze solver, Robot House Builder, Search (obstacle avoidance), Song and Dance Act * flowcharts and data flow diagrams are used to illustrate how to develop programs * introduces basic programming structures

Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Inventor s Guide

Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Inventor s Guide
Author: David J. Perdue
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1593272154
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Inventor s Guide Book Excerpt:

Helps readers harness the capabilities of the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set and effectively plan, build and program NXT 2.0 robots, offering an overview of the pieces in the NXT set, practical building techniques, instruction on the official NXT-G programming language and step-by-step instructions for building, programming and testing a variety of sample robots. Original.

Programming Lego Mindstorms with Java

Programming Lego Mindstorms with Java
Author: Giulio Ferrari
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2002-06-08
ISBN: 9781928994558
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming Lego Mindstorms with Java Book Excerpt:

Covers how to program LEGO Mindstorms using the Java Communications Extension API; the RCXPort Java API; the RCXJava API; the leJOS system, programming, tools, and internals; and Jini.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory
Author: Daniele Benedettelli
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2013-10-13
ISBN: 1593275331
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory Book Excerpt:

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)

Exploring LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Exploring LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Author: Eun Jung Park
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN: 1118879953
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Book Excerpt:

The essential guide to building and programming LEGO EV3interactive robots Exploring LEGO Mindstorms: Tools and Techniques for Buildingand Programming Robots is the complete guide to getting themost out of your LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Written for hobbyists, youngbuilders, and master builders alike, the book walks you throughfundamentals of robot design, construction, and programming usingthe Mindstorms apparatus and LEGO TECHNIC parts. Tap into yourcreativity with brainstorming techniques, or follow the plans andblueprints provided on the companion website to complete projectsranging from beginner to advanced. The book begins with the basics of the software and EV3 featuresthen lets you get to work quickly by using projects of increasingcomplexity to illustrate the topics at hand. Plenty of examples areprovided throughout every step of the process, and the companionwebsite features a blog where you can gain the insight and adviceof other users. Exploring LEGO Mindstorms contains buildingand programming challenges written by a recognized authority inLEGO robotics curriculum, and is designed to teach you thefundamentals rather than have you follow a "recipe." Get started with robot programming with the startervehicle, Auto-Driver Explore the features of the EV3 brick, a programmablebrick Design robot's actions using Action Blocks Incorporate environmental sensors using Infrared, Touch, andColor sensors Expand the use of data in your program by using data wires withSensor Blocks Process data from the sensors using Data Operations Blocks Using Bluetooth and WiFi with EV3 Build unique EV3 robots that each presents different functions:the Spy Rabbit, a robot that can react to its surroundings; a SeaTurtle robot, Mr. Turto; the Big Belly Bot, a robot that eats andpoops; and a Robotic Puppy Guapo Discover ideas and practices that will help you to develop yourown method of designing and programming EV3 robots The book also provides extensive programming guidance, from thevery basics of block programming through data wiring. You'll learnrobotics skills to help with your own creations, and can likelyignite a lasting passion for innovation. Exploring LEGOMindstorms is the key to unlocking your EV3 potential.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book
Author: Laurens Valk
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2014-06-14
ISBN: 1593275978
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book Book Excerpt:

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)

Hacking Your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit

Hacking Your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit
Author: John Baichtal,James Floyd Kelly
Publsiher: Que Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN: 0134217462
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacking Your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit Book Excerpt:

EV3 without limits! Build 5 amazing robotics projects that take DIY to a whole new level! You can do way more with your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit than anyone ever told you! In this full-color, step-by-step tutorial, top-maker and best-selling author John Baichtal shows you how to transcend Mindstorms’ limits as you build five cutting-edge robotics projects. You’ll discover just how much you can do with only the parts that came with your kit–and how much farther you can go with extremely low-cost add-ons like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You’ll learn how to reprogram your Mindstorms Intelligent Brick to add additional hardware options and create more complex programs. Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photos teach you every step, every skill. Whenever you’re ready for advanced techniques, Baichtal explains them in plain English. Here’s just some of what you’ll learn how to do: Build a drawing Plotter Bot that gyrates to draw new patterns Hack Mindstorms’ wires–and control robots without wires Create a remote-controlled crane, and operate it from your smartphone Use the EV3 brick to control third-party electronic modules of all kinds Replace the EV3 brick with smarter, more flexible Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black hardware Build a robotic flower whose petals open and close based on time of day Use third-party sensors to build robots that can sense practically anything Load an alternate operating system onto your EV3 brick 3D print, laser, and mill your own perfect LEGO parts Create ball contraptions, and extend them with your own custom parts Make a pole-climbing robot–and hook up an altimeter to track its height This book is not authorized or endorsed by the LEGO® Group. Register Your Book at www.quepublishing.com/register and receive 35% off your next purchase.

Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
Author: Mark Rollins
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2014-03-05
ISBN: 1430264373
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Book Excerpt:

Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 shows you how to create new fun and fantastic creations with the new EV3 programmable brick along with other new EV3 pieces and features. You'll learn the language of the EV3 brick, and then go on to create a variety of programmable vehicles using MINDSTORMS and Technic parts. You'll then move into creating robot parts, including robotic arms. You'll even learn how to make different types of MINDSTORMS walkers. Finally, you'll learn how to incorporate light and sound into your amazing EV3 creations. Whether you're a MINDSTORMS enthusiast wanting to know more about EV3, a robotics competitor, or just a LEGO fan who wants to learn all about what EV3 can do, Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 will give you the knowledge you need. Note: the printed book is in black and white. The Kindle and ebook versions are in color (black and white on black and white Kindles).

Building Smart LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots

Building Smart LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots
Author: Kyle Markland
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-04-04
ISBN: 1788475690
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Smart LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots Book Excerpt:

Build and program smart robots with the EV3. Key Features Efficiently build smart robots with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discover building techniques and programming concepts that are used by engineers to prototype robots in the real world This project-based guide will teach you how to build exciting projects such as the objecta-tracking tank, ultimate all-terrain vehicle, remote control race car, or even a GPS-navigating autonomous vehicle Book Description Smart robots are an ever-increasing part of our daily lives. With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, you can now prototype your very own small-scale smart robot that uses specialized programming and hardware to complete a mission. EV3 is a robotics platform for enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels that makes prototyping robots accessible to all. This book will walk you through six different projects that range from intermediate to advanced level. The projects will show you building and programming techniques that are used by engineers in the real world, which will help you build your own smart robot. You'll see how to make the most of the EV3 robotics platform and build some awesome smart robots. The book starts by introducing some real-world examples of smart robots. Then, we'll walk you through six different projects and explain the features that allow these robots to make intelligent decisions. The book will guide you as you build your own object-tracking tank, a box-climbing robot, an interactive robotic shark, a quirky bipedal robot, a speedy remote control race car, and a GPS-navigating robot. By the end of this book, you'll have the skills necessary to build and program your own smart robots with EV3. What you will learn Understand the characteristics that make a robot smart Grasp proportional beacon following and use proximity sensors to track an object Discover how mechanisms such as rack-and-pinion and the worm gear work Program a custom GUI to make a robot more user friendly Make a fun and quirky interactive robot that has its own personality Get to know the principles of remote control and programming car-style steering Understand some of the mechanisms that enable a car to drive Navigate to a destination with a GPS receiver Who this book is for This book is for hobbyists, robotic engineers, and programmers who understand the basics of the EV3 programming language and are familiar with building with LEGO Technic and want to try some advanced projects. If you want to learn some new engineering techniques and take your experience with the EV3 to the next level, then this book is for you.

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming
Author: Terry Griffin
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1593275684
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming Book Excerpt:

With its colorful, block-based interface, The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming language is designed to allow anyone to program intelligent robots, but its powerful features can be intimidating at first. The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming is a full-color, beginner-friendly guide designed to bridge that gap. Inside, you’ll discover how to combine core EV3 elements like blocks, data wires, files, and variables to create sophisticated programs. You’ll also learn good programming practices, memory management, and helpful debugging strategies—general skills that will be relevant to programming in any language. All of the book’s programs work with one general-purpose test robot that you’ll build early on. As you follow along, you’ll program your robot to: –React to different environments and respond to commands –Follow a wall to navigate a maze –Display drawings that you input with dials, sensors, and data wires on the EV3 screen –Play a Simon Says–style game that uses arrays to save your high score –Follow a line using a PID-type controller like the ones in real industrial systems The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming covers both the Home and Education Editions of the EV3 set, making it perfect for kids, parents, and teachers alike. Whether your robotics lab is the living room or the classroom, this is the complete guide to EV3 programming that you’ve been waiting for. Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home OR Education set (#31313 OR #45544).

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book
Author: Laurens Valk
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1593272111
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book Book Excerpt:

Discover the many features of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT 2.0 set. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book is the complete, illustrated, beginner's guide to MINDSTORMS that you've been looking for. The crystal clear instructions in the Discovery Book will show you how to harness the capabilities of the NXT 2.0 set to build and program your own robots. Author and robotics instructor Laurens Valk walks you through the set, showing you how to use its various pieces, and how to use the NXT software to program robots. Interactive tutorials make it easy for you to reach an advanced level of programming as you learn to build robots that move, monitor sensors, and use advanced programming techniques like data wires and variables. You'll build eight increasingly sophisticated robots like the Strider (a six-legged walking creature), the CCC (a climbing vehicle), the Hybrid Brick Sorter (a robot that sorts by color and size), and the Snatcher (an autonomous robotic arm). Numerous building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned as you develop the skills essential to creating your own robots. Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 set (#8547) Features: –A complete introduction to LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 –Building and programming instructions for eight innovative robots –50 sample programs and 72 programming challenges (ranging from easy to hard) encourage you to explore newly learned programming techniques –15 building challenges expand on the robot designs and help you develop ideas for new robots Who is this book for?This is a perfect introduction for those new to building and programming with the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 set. The book also includes intriguing robot designs and useful programming tips for more seasoned MINDSTORMS builders.