LEGO BOOST Activity Book

A Beginner's Guide to Robotics
by Daniele Benedetelli
October 2018, 326 pp.
ISBN-13: 
978-1-59327-932-5
Full color
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In The LEGO BOOST Activity Book, readers will learn the ins-and-outs of building and programming their BOOST robots with a fun, project-based approach.

Readers will start by building the basic rover, MARIO. Throughout the chapters, they'll learn to add complexity to their rover by controlling its movements, making it react to sounds, colors, and have it follow lines, walls, and even their own hands. Then, they'll add a scanner that will allow MARIO to explore its surroundings, detect and shoot targets, and remote control it in a time-trial game.

After learning those basics, readers will build CYBOT: a humanoid walking robot that can explore, move its head and arms, talk, and react to vocal commands.

The LEGO BOOST Activity Book is packed with exercises and open-ended challenges that will have the reader think creatively and apply that to their own builds!

Author Bio 

Daniele Benedettelli is known worldwide for his original LEGO robots, including his Rubik's Cube solvers and his humanoid robots. As a LEGO MINDSTORMS Community Partner (MCP), he helps to test and develop new MINDSTORMS products. He earned a master's degree in Robotics and Automation from the University of Siena in Italy. He holds educational presentations and workshops on Information and Communications Technology around the world and teaches robotics at the high school level.