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The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color) by Laurens Valk

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Chapter 3. creating and modifying programs

After you build your robot, the next thing the robot needs is a program. For example, a program can make the EXPLOR3R drive forward and then steer left or right.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to create and edit programs using the EV3 software. While you can create programs for your robots without a computer using On Brick Programming, such programs are limited and won’t let you access many of the features of the EV3 brick. (You’ll find an introduction to On Brick Programming in Appendix B.)

a quick first program

First, you’ll create and download a small program to your robot. To create the program, take the following steps:

  1. Connect the robot to the computer using the USB cable that came with your set ...

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