EV3 without limits!
Build 5 amazing robotics projects that take DIY to a whole new level!
You can do way more with your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit than anyone ever told you! In this full-color, step-by-step tutorial, top-maker and best-selling author John Baichtal shows you how to transcend Mindstorms’ limits as you build five cutting-edge robotics projects.
You’ll discover just how much you can do with only the parts that came with your kit–and how much farther you can go with extremely low-cost add-ons like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. You’ll learn how to reprogram your Mindstorms Intelligent Brick to add additional hardware options and create more complex programs.
Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photos teach you every step, every skill. Whenever you’re ready for advanced techniques, Baichtal explains them in plain English.
Here’s just some of what you’ll learn how to do:
Build a drawing Plotter Bot that gyrates to draw new patterns
Hack Mindstorms’ wires–and control robots without wires
Create a remote-controlled crane, and operate it from your smartphone
Use the EV3 brick to control third-party electronic modules of all kinds
Replace the EV3 brick with smarter, more flexible Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or BeagleBone Black hardware
Build a robotic flower whose petals open and close based on time of day
Use third-party sensors to build robots that can sense practically anything
Load an alternate operating system onto your EV3 brick
3D print, laser, and mill your own perfect LEGO parts
Create ball contraptions, and extend them with your own custom parts
Make a pole-climbing robot–and hook up an altimeter to track its height
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Table of contents
- About This E-Book
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Contents at a Glance
- Table of Contents
- About the Author
- We Want to Hear from You!
- Reader Services
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Project: Plotter Bot
- 3. Hacking LEGO I: Connections
- 4. Project: Remote-Controlled Crane
- 5. Hacking LEGO II: Alternate Controllers
- 6. Project: Robot Flower
- 7. Hacking LEGO III: Create Your Own LEGO Parts
- 8. Project: Ball Contraption
9. Hacking LEGO IV: Add-on Electronics
- Motors and Wheels
- Lighting Systems
- NXT and Education Electronics
- Control Systems
- 10. Project: Flagpole Climber
- Code Snippets
- Title: Hacking Your LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 Kit
- Release date: October 2015
- Publisher(s): Que
- ISBN: 9780134217482
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