J. Hobart

Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (6 of 11)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,145,196 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 11
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book: A Beginner&hellip by Laurens Valk
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is the one! I've read three other EV3 books to support my teaching of a Mindstorms after school club, and this one is the most clearly written, has the best diagrams and photos (in colour, essential for easy building), and is very carefully sequenced. The introductory material makes getting started easy and the more advanced building is tantalizing to my nine-year old avid builder, who started on a bipedal robot from the back of the book. Note that it is designed to be used with the Home Edition of EV3 rather than the Education Edition so some of the models would need to be modified or additional pieces purchased if you want to build the models using the latter type set. The… Read more
Patient: The True Story of a Rare Illness by Ben Watt
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding writing, 22 April 2014
I read this with an interest in how a young person's life can be changed by the sudden onset of illness. Watt writes beautifully about the transition from "normal" to something completely different. I first read it when it came out in the US and then promptly re-read it. I've come back to it again, fifteen or so years later and still find it very moving.
Westcott 372594 Ipoint Electric Pencil Sharpener -&hellip by Westcott
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible., 3 Feb 2013
This pencil sharpener (which luckily bought for less than it is sold here) is terrible. Worked fine for about a week and then started breaking every pencil "lead." What a waste of plastic, metal and batteries. Don't bother.

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