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  • Design a robot for optimum navigation and place sensors for optimal calibration
  • Control multiple robots through a master robot
  • Decipher the advanced programs developed by LEGO
  • Account for weight and balance issues in your design
  • Calibrate the sensors using buttons on the robot
  • Utilize core programming concepts such as loops, case structures, calculations, variables, and arrays
  • Enhance your programs with proportional and PID control

The LEGO EV3 is a programmable LEGO brick that can control different motors and take input from buttons and numerous sensors, allowing you to build sophisticated robots from a simple children's system of modular bricks. You can build your very own robot using your EV3 kit, but there is a lack of good documentation in regards to the details of robot building!

This book is a practical guide that will show you how to advance beyond the basic lessons included in your EV3 kit, combine core programming commands, and implement tested design principles when building your own robot. You will become familiar with resources beyond your EV3 kit and enhance your robot designs.

  • Optimize the use of multiple sensors to build a robot that navigates and interacts with its environment
  • Work with both the Home Edition and the Educational Edition of the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms kit
  • A practical guide with step-by-step building instructions to help you create your very own robot
Page Count 284
Course Length 8 hours 31 minutes
ISBN 9781783985029
Date Of Publication 27 Jan 2015


Gary Garber

Gary Garber teaches physics, math, and engineering at Boston University Academy. Gary is the president of the New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers and has led dozens of professional development workshops in education at both the local and national levels.

Gary runs the Boston University FIRST Robotics program. He has run and hosted numerous robotics workshops in VEX, Tetrix, and LEGO platforms. He has run dozens of LEGO robotics tournaments and spoken on robotics education at both local and national conferences. His robotics team has worked with Engineers Without Borders, NASA, and the National Science Teachers Association on a variety of engineering and education projects.

He is currently an educational consultant, working to develop new software tools for the classroom, at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, which is a pioneer in LEGO Robotics Education. He is the author of Instant LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, Packt Publishing. He currently resides in Massachusetts, US. When he is not playing with LEGO, robots, or toy trains, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Catalina, and their two children, Alejandro and Leonardo.