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Building Smart LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots

By : Kyle Markland
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Building Smart LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots

By: Kyle Markland

Overview of this book

Smart robots are an ever-increasing part of our daily lives. With LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, you can now prototype your very own small-scale smart robot that uses specialized programming and hardware to complete a mission. EV3 is a robotics platform for enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels that makes prototyping robots accessible to all. This book will walk you through six different projects that range from intermediate to advanced level. The projects will show you building and programming techniques that are used by engineers in the real world, which will help you build your own smart robot. You'll see how to make the most of the EV3 robotics platform and build some awesome smart robots. The book starts by introducing some real-world examples of smart robots. Then, we'll walk you through six different projects and explain the features that allow these robots to make intelligent decisions. The book will guide you as you build your own object-tracking tank, a box-climbing robot, an interactive robotic shark, a quirky bipedal robot, a speedy remote control race car, and a GPS-navigating robot. By the end of this book, you'll have the skills necessary to build and program your own smart robots with EV3.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Technical requirements

You must have EV3 Home Edition Software V1.2.2 or newer installed on your computer. You may also install LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) V4.3 and download the LDD file for this project to guide you in the building process.

The LDD file is available on the Downloads page of the the Builderdude35 website:

The LDD and EV3 files for this chapter are available on GitHub:

Check out this video to see the robot in action: