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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 17: The Moon Rover

We all live on planet Earth! But did you know that there are millions of planets in space? Although we have fantasized about having life like humans on other planets, we have never seen any until now. Scientists across the globe are trying hard to find traces of life and other resources on different planets every day! We have already been successful in sending robots to Mars and our very own moon to carry out various research projects, such as finding oxygen, water, and minerals. These days, scientists are trying to establish the fact that humans can survive on other planets as well! Elon Musk is already planning to have a habitat for humans on Mars by 2025 and send humans to live there. Recently, India sent a rover to the moon that crash-landed just 4 seconds before the actual landing. If the mission had succeeded, it would have been the cheapest space mission in history.

In this chapter, you will build a similar rover and explore some interesting areas...