The eagerly-awaited LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics platform has arrived! It’s only the third Mindstorms model revision since 1998, and it’s already today’s #1 platform for everyone who wants to do modern robotics without complex wiring or soldering. Now, there’s a complete, step-by-step full-color tutorial for the LEGO Mindstorms EV3: all you need to know, including the basic programming knowledge you need (and most introductory guides skip)!
You’ll start by “unboxing” your new EV3 kit, and getting to know every component, from motors and sensors to USB connections, remotes, and the newly-improved programmable CPU “brick.” Next, discover what’s new and different in EV3 (and what’s compatible with older Mindstorms NXT hardware). Then, walk through building your first “bots”; building additional figures with LEGO’s new Apple app; creating more sophisticated robots with wheels and motors; engineering for strength and balance; “driving” your robot, and more.
This tutorial’s multiple projects include robots that can sort by color and perform “magic” card tricks. You’ll learn how to integrate Microsoft’s exciting new robotic tools; compete in the First LEGO League and prepare for the 4-H Robotics Curriculum; join the global Mindstorm community; even discover custom third-party parts made by new 3D printers!