A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots
Laurens Valk is a member of the MINDSTORMS Community Partners, a select group of experts who help test and develop new MINDSTORMS products, and his model is featured as one of the bonus robots on the EV3 packaging. Valk is the author of the bestselling LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book (No Starch Press) and he blogs about robots at robotsquare.com.
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is a complete beginner's guide to the EV3 kit from bestselling author and robotics expert Laurens Valk.
You will build seven increasingly sophisticated robots like the BRICK SORT3R (a robot that sorts bricks by color and size), the THE SNATCH3R (an autonomous robotic arm), and LAVA R3X (a humanoid that walks and talks). Valk also covers more advanced programming techniques like data wires and variables, and shows you how to create custom remote control programs.
More than 100 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned to invent your own robots.
Laurens Valk is a member of the MINDSTORMS Community Partners (MCP) to help test and develop new MINDSTORMS products. He has been inventing robots with the MINDSTORMS NXT kits since their introduction. One of his robot designs appears on the NXT 2.0 kit package. Valk is author of The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book and co-author of The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide. He lives in the Netherlands where he studies Mechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology, and he maintains a robotics blog at robotsquare.com.