The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color)

A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery book (Full Color) – A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Programming Robots is a great book on Lego Robotics. I have zero experience building these myself but I have two sons, both young teens, which have joined the robotics club at school where they live and breathe all things LEGO. I got this book for them as a gift. It was an immediate hit. They spent hours pouring through it, and then took it to school where their friends and fellow robotics students spent more hours pouring through it. Lot's of bots have been built from this book.

The book itself is of great quality. The pages are big and easy to read. The diagrams are in full color and consisted of high-resolution images. Each robotic project is taken step-by-step, and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. I was a little overwhelmed at first, especially having no experience with robotics, but after spending a few moments reading this book I realized that it would be easy to follow. I was able to follow along and understand what was going on. I felt the author did a great job in making this book user friendly. The projects vary in degrees of difficulty so there are projects for everyone.

I highly recommend this book for all levels of builders as it can also be used as an excellent reference book. Everything worked well in this book. Its physical quality was good, and the content was excellent. It is apparent that the author put plenty of time and effort into creating such a great product.

Book Blurb for The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color)

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 linesThe FORMULA EV3 RACE CAR, a streamlined remote-controlled race carANTY, a six-legged walking creature that adapts its behavior to its surroundingsSK3TCHBOT, a robot that lets you play games on the EV3 screenThe SNATCH3R, a robotic arm that can autonomously find, grab, lift, and move the infrared beaconLAVA R3X, a humanoid robot that walks and talksMore 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)

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2015 4.50