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Build and Code Creative Robots with LEGO BOOST

By : Ashwin Shah
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Build and Code Creative Robots with LEGO BOOST

By: Ashwin Shah

Overview of this book

LEGO BOOST is a feature-rich creative toolbox that helps kids to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills in a fun way. The LEGO BOOST kit consists of motors, sensors, and more than 840 LEGO pieces to bring various multifunctional robots to life. This book will take you on an interesting and enjoyable journey where you will have fun building robots while developing your problem-solving and logical thinking skills. This book is an end-to-end guide that will take you from a beginner to expert level of robot building with LEGO BOOST and Scratch. Starting with the unboxing and a brief introduction to LEGO BOOST, you'll quickly get your first robotic model up and running. You'll understand how to use the electronic and non-electronic components and have fun building a range of intriguing robotics projects with increasing complexity and advanced functionality. Throughout the book, you'll work on a variety of amazing projects, such as building your own R2D2, a fictional character from Star Wars, that will pique your curiosity to learn robotics and help you explore the full potential of the LEGO BOOST kit. Once you've had fun working with the projects, you'll be introduced to an interesting challenge for you to solve by yourself! By the end of this book, you'll have gained the skills to build creative robotics projects with the LEGO BOOST creative toolbox, and have built on your logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Bonus Chapters

Let's code the robot to run on different racetracks

First, find out the number of rotations of motor C that are needed for left steering and right steering:

  • Number of rotations for left steer = ________ rotations.
  • Number of rotations for right steer = ________ rotations.

Now, let's do some interesting activities.

Activity #1

Try to use some items in your home and form a race track that looks as follows. Get to the end of this race track using your coding skills:

Figure 12.73 – Race track setup 1

Let's move on to the next activity.

Activity #2

For this activity, simply swap the start and stop positions shown in Activity #1 and run the robot on same race track again:

Figure 12.74 – Race track setup 2

Let's try another activity with the race track.

Activity # 3

Now that you know how to turn left and right, take some extra items from your home, and form the race track...