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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

Chapter 13: Final Challenge

Did you know that by applying the LEGO construction and coding skills, you can participate in various international robotics competitions such as World Robot Olympiad, FIRST LEGO League, Robotex, and others? These are great platforms to express your creativity, innovation, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and they also help you get great experience working as a team.

In this chapter, you will be solving a similar challenge using your LEGO BOOST kit. Use the following setup for your robot and then read the rules carefully before you start building and coding your robot:

Figure 13.1 – Final challenge setup

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Building the robot
  • Let's code

You must build a robot that can carry three 2x4 LEGO bricks – one red and two black. The red brick represents food, while the black brick represents medical essentials. The robot needs to do the...