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Hacking Your LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 Kit by John Baichtal

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10. Project: Flagpole Climber

The final project of the book is the Flagpole Climber, an oddly-shaped robot built to roll up and down poles (see Figure 10.1). After you build the climber you program it in Mindstorms, and then you get to use a number of cool techniques you learned throughout the book to make the climber even better.

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FIGURE 10.1 The Flagpole Climber is a robot that climbs flagpoles.

First, you add an old-school NXT ultrasonic sensor, a module no longer found in the standard Mindstorms EV3 set. Then you ditch the Intelligent Brick altogether and swap in a Raspberry Pi microcomputer (abbreviated RPi) and a Mindstorms-controlling ...

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