Some of the Steamship crew were very excited to take delivery of a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics kit a few weeks ago and have been getting to explore the amazing potential of such an exciting system. We have been particularly impressed with the ease of construction inherent in Lego Technic parts and how this enables younger people to tinker and build with confidence.
The platform comes with a great set of sample project tutorials and some very useful on-board apps, ready to run on the EV3 Brick which means its very easy to hook up a few sensors or motors and understand how all the parts work.
Lego Mindstorms EV3 explorations
We have been using an excellent book titled –
THE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 DISCOVERY BOOK – a beginner’s guide to building and programming robots
by Laurens Valk – published by no starch press
You can buy it from Amazon UK here in addition to another great Mindstorms book –
Mark is a graduate of the Royal College of Art with a Masters Degree in Interactive Media. At school he studied Physics, Art and Computer Science and is still most comfortable working on creative projects at the nexus of art, science and technology.