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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

Time for a challenge

Challenge #1

Attach a color sensor to the front of the robot and find some red and green objects that your sensor can sense. Now, create the track shown in the following image and get to the end of the racetrack while ensuring the following conditions are satisfied:

  • The car must only start the journey when it senses the green object. You must place this green object in front of the color sensor when you wish to start the journey on the racetrack.
  • The car must stop whenever it senses the red object. Try to show this object at the stop point of the racetrack.

Hint: Position your color sensor horizontally so that it can sense the objects that you have provided.

Figure 12.77 – Final racetrack

You can try many such different routes and try to finish them as quickly as possible. This will help you enhance your coding skills as well.