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Maximum LEGO EV3
Maximum LEGO EV3

Maximum LEGO EV3

Building Robots with Java Brains

LEGO Mindstorms EV3


464 Pages, 7 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9780986832291

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Variant Press (Sep 2014)

Price: $32.95


The LEGO® Mindstorms™ EV3 set is the latest technology for building robots today, allowing you to build incredible motorized inventions without knowing anything about electronics. Although the kit is designed for the mass market, it can be overwhelming at first. This book walks readers through an introduction to the kit, filling in gaps in knowledge, answering niggling questions, and laying down the fundamental principles of robotics. This knowledge will maximize your creativity and give your robots the abilities they need to handle almost any environment. Complete 3-D-rendered building instructions for a dozen robots are included, and 30 unique chapters provide tutorials for constructing robots effectively using LEGO® parts, how to program in Java™ even if you have never tried before, and fundamental concepts including navigation, localization, dynamic balance, arm theory, behavior-based robotics, integration with smart phones and game controllers, and more.


"Succeeds brilliantly in the difficult tasks of introducing the reader to the Java language, to the Mindstorms system, and to some programming techniques peculiar to robotics . . . in such a pleasant way that [the reader] doesn't even realize [he or she is] learning new concepts."  —Mario Ferrari, author, Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms

Author Biography

Brian Bagnall is a key developer of leJOS, a Java SDK for LEGO Mindstorms, and is a Certified Java Programmer and Developer. He is the author of many computer titles, including the groundbreaking Core LEGO Mindstorms Programming, Maximum LEGO NXT, and Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.