LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory: Build, Program, and Experiment with Five Wicked Cool Robots! [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
02/01/2014
Gr 6 Up—This informative guide to the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms kit provides clear directions for building and programming five advanced robots. In order to find this book useful, readers must already own the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms kit; author Benedettelli provides a chart of pieces in the appendix that readers should acquire if they own different versions of Mindstorms kits. Tech-savvy students will find the projects engrossing, but be forewarned that this text is not for novice Mindstorms users or those new to robotics. Black-and-white drawings may prove challenging for some to compare with real life colored LEGOs. Readers are treated to a comic narrative throughout the book that mimics the book's progress, which can help break up the tedious nature of instructional text and drawings, though they are more entertaining than informative. Benedettelli painstakingly describes how to manipulate the kits and their myriad parts and does not assume that the reader will have access to a computer, helpfully describing how to program without one. A good addition for schools serving students on robotics or LEGO teams, but this guide may not find wide readership in most public libraries.—Amy M. Laughlin, Darien Library, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593275594
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 10/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 309,315
  • File size: 43 MB
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Meet 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.

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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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Wow

    Wowowowowowowow

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    If anybodys wondering

    If anybodys wondering yes it dose teach data wiers and data blocks.It also teaches how to build the robot on the front cover!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    A great start with set #31313

    I bought the NXT 2.0 back in '09, and the EV3 set #31313 a couple months ago. While there are some other good EV3 books, they deal with the Core and Expantion sets, not 31313 which is a mix. So naturally, when I saw this book I bought it! Well worth the $$$!!

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