This book is for the hobbyists, builders, and programmers who want to build and control their very own robots beyond the capabilities provided with the LEGO EV3 kit. You will need the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit for this book. The book is compatible with both the Home Edition and the Educational Edition of the kit. You should already have a rudimentary knowledge of general programming concepts and will need to have gone through the basic introductory material provided by the official LEGO EV3 tutorials.
A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots
Author: Laurens Valk
Publisher: No Starch Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
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)
Tools and Techniques for Building and Programming Robots
Author: Eun Jung Park
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The essential guide to building and programming LEGO EV3interactive robots Exploring LEGO Mindstorms: Tools and Techniques for Buildingand Programming Robots is the complete guide to getting themost out of your LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Written for hobbyists, youngbuilders, and master builders alike, the book walks you throughfundamentals of robot design, construction, and programming usingthe Mindstorms apparatus and LEGO TECHNIC parts. Tap into yourcreativity with brainstorming techniques, or follow the plans andblueprints provided on the companion website to complete projectsranging from beginner to advanced. The book begins with the basics of the software and EV3 featuresthen lets you get to work quickly by using projects of increasingcomplexity to illustrate the topics at hand. Plenty of examples areprovided throughout every step of the process, and the companionwebsite features a blog where you can gain the insight and adviceof other users. Exploring LEGO Mindstorms contains buildingand programming challenges written by a recognized authority inLEGO robotics curriculum, and is designed to teach you thefundamentals rather than have you follow a "recipe." Get started with robot programming with the startervehicle, Auto-Driver Explore the features of the EV3 brick, a programmablebrick Design robot's actions using Action Blocks Incorporate environmental sensors using Infrared, Touch, andColor sensors Expand the use of data in your program by using data wires withSensor Blocks Process data from the sensors using Data Operations Blocks Using Bluetooth and WiFi with EV3 Build unique EV3 robots that each presents different functions:the Spy Rabbit, a robot that can react to its surroundings; a SeaTurtle robot, Mr. Turto; the Big Belly Bot, a robot that eats andpoops; and a Robotic Puppy Guapo Discover ideas and practices that will help you to develop yourown method of designing and programming EV3 robots The book also provides extensive programming guidance, from thevery basics of block programming through data wiring. You'll learnrobotics skills to help with your own creations, and can likelyignite a lasting passion for innovation. Exploring LEGOMindstorms is the key to unlocking your EV3 potential.
Learn LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics the fun and easy way! Kids get excited about learning and creating with an easy-to-understand introduction to building, programming, motors and sound. Create an annoy-bot! A dance-bot! and unleash a robotic creation. Designed for ages 7 and up with parental help. Includes full instructions for a new easy robot built using the #31313 LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS EV3 kit.
Build and Program Your Own LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robots Absolutely no experience needed! Build and program amazing robots with the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3! With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, you can do modern robotics without complex wiring or soldering! This step-by-step, full-color tutorial teaches all you need to know, including basic programming skills most introductory guides skip. Even better—it’s packed with hands-on projects! Start by “unboxing” your new EV3 kit and getting to know every component: motors, sensors, connections, remotes, and the EV3’s more powerful, easier-to-program “brick.” Then walk through building your first “bots”…creating more sophisticated robots with wheels and motors…engineering for strength and balance…“driving” your robot…building robots that recognize colors and do card tricks…and more! LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics is the perfect pathway into science and technology… and this book is the easiest way to get started, even if you have absolutely no robotics or programming experience! Explore your new EV3 kit: both the retail “Home” and LEGO “Education” versions Get foolproof help with building the Track3r and other standard robots Build cars and tanks, and hack them to do even more Write programs that enable your robots to make their own decisions Improve your programs with feedback Handle more sophisticated engineering and programming tasks Troubleshoot problems that keep your robot from moving Get involved with the worldwide MINDSTORMS® robotics community Marziah Karch is Senior Instructional Designer at NWEA, a Google Expert at About.com, and Senior Web Editor at GeekMom. She has more than a decade of experience in instructional technology and was senior educational technologist for Johnson County Community College, where she also taught interactive media development. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology, and is pursuing a doctorate in Library and Information Science. Her hands-on technology experience ranges from 3D animation to multimedia learning, content management to music video creation. She has extensively explored the educational potential of LEGO robotics. She is the author of Android Tablets Made Simple. This book is not authorized or endorsed by the LEGO® Group.
Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 shows you how to create new fun and fantastic creations with the new EV3 programmable brick along with other new EV3 pieces and features. You'll learn the language of the EV3 brick, and then go on to create a variety of programmable vehicles using MINDSTORMS and Technic parts. You'll then move into creating robot parts, including robotic arms. You'll even learn how to make different types of MINDSTORMS walkers. Finally, you'll learn how to incorporate light and sound into your amazing EV3 creations. Whether you're a MINDSTORMS enthusiast wanting to know more about EV3, a robotics competitor, or just a LEGO fan who wants to learn all about what EV3 can do, Beginning LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 will give you the knowledge you need. Note: the printed book is in black and white. The Kindle and ebook versions are in color (black and white on black and white Kindles). What you’ll learn How to program the new EV3 brick The different components new to the EV3 system How to program the EV3 with LabView How to build fantastic robotic creations How to incorporate Technic creations into MINDSTORMS Who this book is for MINDSTORMS and robotics enthusiasts who want to learn about EV3, and people who are completely new to MINDSTORMS and want a thorough and fun introduction. Table of Contents 1. Introduction to MINDSTORMS EV3 2. How to Program the EV3 Brick 3. Taking Control of a Vehicle with LEGO MINDSTORMS 4. Sound and Light 5. Data Logging and Advanced Programming 6. Special Construction Projects 7. The Robotic Arm 8. Creator and the Walking Robot
EV3 without limits! Build 5 amazing robotics projects that take DIY to a whole new level! You can do way more with your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit than anyone ever told you! In this full-color, step-by-step tutorial, top-maker and best-selling author John Baichtal shows you how to transcend Mindstorms’ limits as you build five cutting-edge robotics projects. You’ll discover just how much you can do with only the parts that came with your kit–and how much farther you can go with extremely low-cost add-ons like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You’ll learn how to reprogram your Mindstorms Intelligent Brick to add additional hardware options and create more complex programs. Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photos teach you every step, every skill. Whenever you’re ready for advanced techniques, Baichtal explains them in plain English. Here’s just some of what you’ll learn how to do: Build a drawing Plotter Bot that gyrates to draw new patterns Hack Mindstorms’ wires–and control robots without wires Create a remote-controlled crane, and operate it from your smartphone Use the EV3 brick to control third-party electronic modules of all kinds Replace the EV3 brick with smarter, more flexible Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black hardware Build a robotic flower whose petals open and close based on time of day Use third-party sensors to build robots that can sense practically anything Load an alternate operating system onto your EV3 brick 3D print, laser, and mill your own perfect LEGO parts Create ball contraptions, and extend them with your own custom parts Make a pole-climbing robot–and hook up an altimeter to track its height This book is not authorized or endorsed by the LEGO® Group. Register Your Book at www.quepublishing.com/register and receive 35% off your next purchase.
Build, Program, and Experiment with Five Wicked Cool Robots
Author: Daniele Benedetelli
Publisher: No Starch Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
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)
Third International Conference, Edutainment 2008, Nanjing, China, June 25-27, 2008, Proceedings
Author: Zhigeng Pan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on E-learning and Games, Edutainment 2008, held in Nanjing, China, in June 2008. The 83 revised full papers presented together with the abstract of 5 keynote speeches were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 219 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on e-learning platforms and tools, e-learning system for education, application of e-learning systems, e-learning resource management, interaction in game and education, integration of game and education, game design and development, virtual characters, animation and navigation, graphics rendering and digital media, as well as geometric modeling in games and virtual reality.