From the Back Cover
EJ Parkss Exploring LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is a comprehensive introduction to the new EV3 kit. From the starter robot vehicle to a robot that eats and poops, readers of all skill levels will find something new and exciting to activate their imaginations. Dustyn Roberts, author of Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists If you thought computer programming wasnt for you because its all about math, youll want to read this book. Using a casual, conversational style, EJ Park explains the principles of programming using lots of everyday situations as examples and shows you how to apply those principles to build lots of fun projects with LEGO MINDSTORMS. Park explains programming for the rest of us, showing that its all about describing and controlling the behavior of robots that can sense, move, and react to the physical world. Tom Igoe, Associate Arts Professor, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts The LEGO EV3 System is a powerful and versatile platform for learning about robotics and physical computing. In Exploring LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 , EJ Park gives us a practical, step–by–step guide that makes it simple to learn how to control motors, use sensors, and program robots. If you are a student, a teacher, a hobbyist, or just curious about robotics, the author and her five robot companionsthe Auto Driver, Spy Rabbit, Mr. Turto, Big Belly Bot, and Guapowill guide you on a journey from beginner to roboticist in no time. Jaymes Dec, Technology Educator, The Marymount School of New York and the NYC Makery BUILD AND PROGRAM INTERACTIVE ROBOTS WITH LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Exploring LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is the perfect guide for aspiring robotics aficionados and LEGO enthusiasts to harness the power of the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 building set and software. Loaded with hands–on robot building and programming challenges, the book starts with the basics before helping you learn how to use different types of LEGO TECHNIC parts and program the motors and sensors of robots using the EV3 software. This accessible resource offers a complete introduction to the most fun and engaging educational platform in robotics. Explore the features of the EV3 brick, a programmable brick Design your robots actions using Action blocks Incorporate environmental sensors using Infrared, Touch, and Color sensors Program with data wires and Sensor blocks Process data from sensors using Data Operations blocks Build unique EV3 robots that each have different functions: Auto–Driver, Spy Rabbit, Mr. Turto, Big Belly Bot, and Guapo the Puppy Discover ideas and practices that will help you to develop your own method of designing and programming EV3 robots Find more robots and program downloads at the companion website: www.wiley.com/go/exploringlegomindstormsev3.
About the Author
Eun Jung (EJ) Park has been developing LEGO robotics curricula at RoboFun since 2010. There she designs robots that are used in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs for children and youths. She also designs and builds automatons, mechanical moving sculptures that respond to human interaction.