San Francisco, CA, September 18, 2014—In The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book (No Starch Press, Nov 2014, 232 pp., $24.95, 4C, ISBN 9781593276003), author Yoshihito Isogawa, a world-renowned builder of LEGO contraptions, shares dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Like Isogawa’s LEGO Technic Idea Book series, this nearly wordless book shows fans how to build mechanical contraptions that can stand alone or be used as components to build more complex robots.
Isogawa’s LEGO Technic Idea Book series was heralded as “invaluable” (BrickJournal), “fantastic” (Boing Boing), and “indispensable” (The NXT STEP Blog). And like his previous books, The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book is a treasure trove of tiny, surprisingly elegant creations.
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book shows readers how to build:
- Basic mechanisms like gear systems, swinging linkages, and universal joints
- Walking machines, driving tanks, and steerable wheel systems
- Unique constructions like flapping wings, automatic doors, vehicles that move through vibration, and inchworm-like robots
- Creative mechanisms that use the EV3 set's touch and color sensors
Each of the models in the book includes a parts list as well as photographs taken from multiple angles, so readers can recreate Isogawa's inventive models on their own.
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book arrives in bookstores everywhere in November 2014.
For a review copy of The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book or to schedule an interview with the author, contact Mackenzie Dolginow at No Starch Press.
Sample contraptions from The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book
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