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:
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)
About the Author
Terry Griffin has been a software engineer for over 20 years and has spent most of that time creating software for controlling various types of machines. He works for Carl Zeiss SMT on the Orion Helium Ion Microscope, programming the user interface and high-level control software.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: LEGO and Robots: A Great Combination
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"If you work through all the chapters and projects in this book, you will gain a full understanding of the power of the EV3 software as well as an in-depth programming experience that makes use of all those programming constructs."
"Will surely inspire any budding master builder."
"Hands downs this is one of the best programming references on the market."
"Covers the perfect blend of material to suit beginners and experienced EV3 programmers alike...I loved this book."
"The kind of book most Lego Mindstorms EV3 enthusiasts would want one to add to their tech library."
"A great resource for people who...are looking to program more complex robots they want to build."