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The LEGO® BOOST Activity Book
A beginner’s guide to building and programming robots
San Francisco, CA (December 4, 2018)—LEGO BOOST is a beginning robotics kit for kids from The LEGO Group. The kit has unlimited potential but unfortunately lacks a manual. Enter The LEGO BOOST Activity Book ($24.95, 272 pp., 4C, November 2018), a collection of activities and instructions that shows how to build fun robots from scratch using LEGO BOOST.
As readers work their way through the book’s robot-building instructions, they develop fundamental programming and engineering skills. In the first part of the book, they learn what it takes to build a basic robot named MARIO. In later chapters readers add features to MARIO to teach it to do things like steer and avoid obstacles, follow lines on the ground, repeat actions, and explore its surroundings. Brain Booster sections scattered throughout the chapters allow readers to dig deeper into the math and engineering behind their builds. Illustrations and detailed explanations throughout the book explain how to:
- Use motor blocks to control their bot
- Program their robot to detect and react to colors and sounds
- Control their robot with a remote
- Build a robot that can shoot darts
- Use gears and motors effectively
- Build a brick-sorting robot and a talking robot that executes voice commands
“For over 15 years we’ve published the best-selling books on LEGO robotics. This book is no exception and I’m sure it will kickstart the career of many a future roboticist,” said No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock.
The LEGO BOOST Activity Book is perfect for kids looking to sharpen their programming skills, improve their grasp of important math and engineering topics, and increase their expertise in robotics to win the next school robotics competition.
For a review copy or color spreads of The LEGO Boost Activity Book or to schedule an interview with the author, contact Katie Haemmerle at No Starch Press.
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 gives educational presentations and workshops on Information and Communications Technology around the world and teaches robotics at the high school level. Benedettelli holds a master's degree in Robotics and Automation from the University of Siena in Italy.
About No Starch Press
San Francisco–based No Starch Press has published the finest in geek entertainment since 1994—bestsellers like Python Crash Course, Python for Kids, The Linux Command Line, How Linux Works, and Hacking: The Art of Exploitation. Our titles have personality and attitude, our authors are passionate about their subjects, and our editorial team puts every book through a rigorous process of developmental editing, tech review, design, and production.
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