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  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9781718501812
  • Imprint: No Starch
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $52.99

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Activity Book

A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming LEGO Robots



An introduction to the LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Kit through seven engaging projects.

With its amazing assortment of bricks, motors, and smart sensors, the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor set opens the door to a physical-meets-digital world. The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Activity Book expands that world into an entire universe of incredibly fun, uniquely interactive robotic creations! Using the Robot Inventor set and a device that can run the companion app, you’ll learn how to build bots beyond your imagination—from a magical monster that gobbles up paper and answers written questions, to a remote-controlled transformer car that you can drive, steer, and shape-shift into a walking humanoid robot at the press of a button.


Author and MINDSTORMS master Daniele Benedettelli, a robotics expert, takes a project-based approach as he leads you through an increasingly sophisticated collection of his most captivating robot models, chapter by chapter. Each project features illustrated step-by-step building instructions, as well as detailed explanations on programming your robots through the MINDSTORMS App—no coding experience required.


As you build and program an adorable pet turtle, an electric guitar that lets you shred out solos, a fully functional, whiz-bang pinball machine and more, you’ll discover dozens of cool building and programming techniques to apply to your own LEGO creations, from working with gears and motors, to smoothing out sensor measurement errors, storing data in variables and lists, and beyond. By the end of this book, you’ll have all the tools, talent and inspiration you need to invent your own LEGO MINDSTORMS robots.

  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9781718501812
  • Imprint: No Starch
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $52.99

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Praise for The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Activity Book

 Reviews for Benedettelli's The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory:   "So great! The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory covers mechanical building as well as programming to such an exhaustive degree, and shows how to build five cool models." —John Baichtal, Make Magazine   "This informative guide to the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms kit provides clear directions for building and programming five advanced robots. . . . A good addition for schools serving students on robotics or LEGO teams." —Amy M. Laughlin, School Library Journal   "One of the best books about Mindstorms that I have found . . . a fantastic book if you are interested in improving both your skills building new robots and your skills creating new programs." —The Technic Gear Reviews for Benedettelli's The LEGO Boost Activity Book: "It is hard to believe there is so much stuff in this one book, but there is. One way that happens is the subtle but measurable increase in format for this volume compared to other coding and STEM books by this and other publishers." —Greg Laden   "Like all good educational books this one begins with the basics then builds upon them, introducing new concepts and techniques so that by the end of the book you've learned everything . . .  highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to take a more structured, grown-up, approach to learning how to program Boost." —Huw Millington, Brickset     "A lovely lesson-based book . . .  a great curriculum for learning or teaching basic robotics with BOOST. If you’re looking to get into LEGO robotics, this book is a perfect companion!" —Little Brick Root

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