Build 12 robotics models using LEGO WeDo 2.0. This book features models created especially to introduce LEGO enthusiasts to hardware and software concepts while creating robots inspired by natural wildlife.
You'll learn the basics behind different mechanisms and principals required to build walking robots. Simultaneously, make your model "come to life" by incorporating powerful yet simple programming techniques. For every model, go through all the phases to explore each robot's functionality, solve problems using creativity, identify issues, and propose solutions.
The authors's expertise working in education, mathematics, programming, electronic, and robotics came together to produce this book. The methodology used is designed to help you discover new knowledge, that has been used historically in science. It relies on observation, measurement, experimentation and formulation, analysis, and modification of hypotheses. All the activities you'll take on follow these phases of designing, building, programming, testing, and finally documenting and sharing.
With Robotics Models Using LEGO WeDo 2.0 you'll create solutions to specific, tangible problems while building fun and engaging LEGO models and learning to program them to accomplish basic tasks.
What You'll Learn
- Create your own LEGO WeDo 2.0 inventions using the design principles in this book
- Solve tangible programs with programming and mechanical engineering
- Translate problems into algorithms for your programming to solve
Who This Book Is For
LEGO enthusiasts and students who want to prototype solutions to challenges using mechanical and computer science engineering. Teachers and parents of younger LEGO enthusiasts will also find the book a helpful guide to introducing the world of robotics in a dynamic and fun way.
Diego Galvez Aranda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Peru. During his undergrad days, he started a blog named "Not Just Bricks" in which he published projects and building instructions using the LEGO WeDo and LEGO Mindstorms set. That led to a job working closely with the Ministry of Education in Peru on their "Robotics in Schools" project. He has worked on robust and applicable robotics curriculum for the Peru school systems involving LEGO WeDO and Mindstorms. Additionally, he was part of the team that won first place in the WRO 2012 - National. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD degree in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University. His thesis work involves machine learning and molecular simulation of rechargeable batteries. The programming skills he's developed thanks to building LEGO Mindstorms sets during his childhood have helped lead to this career and educational path.