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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

To get the most out of this book

To effectively perform all the projects hands-on, you must have a LEGO BOOST kit along with a laptop for programming. Basic knowledge of the Scratch programming language would be an added advantage.

If you are going to use Scratch 3.0 online, you must create an account there so that you can effectively save your programs and use them for future reference. If you are going to install it on your computer, please download it from here: You also need a set of six AAA-sized rechargeable batteries for your BOOST Hub.

After you are done reading this book, I would love to see you building more complex robots using your own creativity and innovation. Building a 3D printer is a worthwhile option to consider. You can also explore various LEGO-based robotics competitions and aim to participate in them to showcase your creativity and innovation.