The Lego Mindstorms Ev3 Discovery Book
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The Lego Mindstorms Ev3 Discovery Book

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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)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 1,088.62g
  • No Starch Press,US
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 4th print.
  • komplett in Farbe
  • 1593275323
  • 9781593275327
  • 15,372

About Laurens Valk

Laurens Valk is a member of the MINDSTORMS Community Partners who help test and develop new NXT products. He has been inventing robots with the MINDSTORMS NXT sets since their introduction, and one of his robot designs appears on the NXT 2.0 packaging. Valk is a co-author of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders (No Starch Press) and a contributor to The NXT Step Blog. He lives in the Netherlands where he teaches robotics.show more

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"Hyper-detailed instructions--with full color, easy-to-read and understand illustrations--help budding enthusiasts navigate EV3 Kits with clear language and step-by-step directions." --School Library Journal "Directions are mostly in the form of vivid and distinct images and diagrams...will definitely appeal to readers who like to learn by handling and tinkering with parts." --VOYA Magazine "Whether you're new to the EV3, a FLL coach, on a FLL team, or maybe your robot has been sitting for a while and you're looking to breath new life into it, The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Discovery Book is for you!" --GeekMomshow more

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"Hyper-detailed instructions-with full color, easy-to-read and understand illustrations-help budding enthusiasts navigate EV3 Kits with clear language and step-by-step directions." -School Library Journal "Directions are mostly in the form of vivid and distinct images and diagrams...will definitely appeal to readers who like to learn by handling and tinkering with parts." -VOYA Magazine "Whether you're new to the EV3, a FLL coach, on a FLL team, or maybe your robot has been sitting for a while and you're looking to breath new life into it, The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Discovery Book is for you!" -GeekMomshow more

Table of contents

Part I: 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 Part II: 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 Part III: Robot­-Building Techniques Chapter 10: Building with Beams, Axles, Connector Blocks, and Motors Chapter 11: Building with Gears Part IV: Vehicle and Animal Robots Chapter 12: Formula EV3: A Racing Robot Chapter 13: ANTY: The Robotic Ant Part V: 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 Part VI: Machine and Humanoid Robots Chapter 18: The SNATCH3R: The Autonomous Robotic Arm Chapter 19: LAVA R3X: The Humanoid That Walks and Talks Appendix A Troubleshooting Programs, the EV3 Brick, and Wireless Connections Appendix B Creating On-Brick Programsshow more

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Our customer reviews

If you are only going to buy one EV3 book this is the one you need to buy! I am an experienced LEGO coach and have lots of experience with Mindstorms NXT and thought I would soon get up to speed with EV3. It was only when I bought this book that I realised that EV3 could do far more then NXT and that I needed to work through this book to learn it all. Just like Laurens�?�¢??s first book this book is clearly written, with great diagrams and easy to follow instructions and doesn�?�¢??t assume that you have any prior knowledge. It covers both basic and advanced programming and explains how to use data wires so clearly that my nine year olds now prefer this method of programming over any other method. There are 132 Discovery activities that are graded according to difficulty; I use these to teach mixed ability groups in the classroom. When you buy the book, you also get access to supporting materials on Laurens�?�¢??s website - http://robotsquare.com/ Make sure that you read the first three chapters before looking at any other, especially if you have used Mindstorms NXT previously. They may appear a bit boring but contain lots of really useful information. Another fabulous book Laurens; thank you for writing it. PS. If you buy the book direct from the publishers at http://www.nostarch.com/ev3discovery you get a free eBook of it as well.show more
by Claire Horncastle
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