Make amazing robots and gadgets by combining two of the hottest DIY technologies: the venerable LEGO and the upstart Arduino. With this book, you’ll learn how to take LEGO Mindstorms components—motors, sensors, and more—and interface them with the Arduino microcontroller, opening many exciting new options.
You’ll focus on six projects, each more challenging and informative than the next. In each project, you’ll explore different ways that Arduino adds functionality to LEGO Mindstorms. In addition, the authors have created affordable companion kits designed specifically for the projects in this book. Perfect for students, teachers, hobbyists, makers, hackers, and kids.
Build projects such as the Cuckoo Clock, Chocolate Milk Maker, DrawBot, Robot Arm, and more
Learn the basics of Arduino and LEGO Mindstorms
Gain an excellent resource for teaching technology to kids of all ages
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.