by Daniele Benedettelli
October 2013, 432 pp.
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:
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)
About 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
Chapter 1: Your LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Set (PDF)
Featured in Scholastic's review of LEGO's EV3 kit. (Read More)
Read an interview with author Daniele Benedettelli on MAKE!
"The perfect companion to your EV3 set."