Chapter 13

The Pi Meets LEGO

In This Chapter

arrow Meeting the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Intelligent Brick

arrow Sending messages to the brick using Bluetooth

arrow Having the brick send messages back to the Raspberry Pi

arrow Finding out about infrared remote-control codes

arrow Making a Raspberry Pi–powered infrared transmitter

arrow Using the infrared transmitter to make a Tug-of-War LEGO Robot

LEGO has been a popular toy since its invention in 1949, but it has never been more popular than it is today. This is due, in part, to the LEGO company’s continual development and ability to reinvent itself, just like the toys it makes. LEGO Technic has always been a great way to learn the basics of mechanical engineering, and lately, the MINDSTORMS series of robotic construction has propelled it successfully into the new century. In this part, we look at some of the ways you can enhance the latest MINDSTORMS set, the EV3, by using ...

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