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High-Tech LEGO Projects
High-Tech LEGO Projects

High Tech LEGO hijacks the MINDSTORMS EV3 revolution, showing you how to build creative technical inventions with practical applications. You'll learn to build a dynamic array of working devices for outdoor research, home security, spycraft, and more. Among the book's 16 fascinating projects you'll find a motion-activated animal cam, a Morse code transmitter, a laser security fence, a motion-sensing radar detector, an automated insect trapper, and a heat-seeking infrared cannon. Welcome to a whole new world of building! Every project brings together science, mechanics, electronics, optics, and software to create complex instruments for studying and measuring the world around you, all while maintaining the playfulness of LEGO. Each easy-to-follow model combines illustrated instructions with step-by-step guidance on the engineering methods at play. ...
Beginning PBR Texturing
Beginning PBR Texturing

Delve into the concepts of physically based rendering (PBR) using Allegorithmic's Substance Painter. This book covers the integration of PBR textures with various 3D modeling and rendering packages as well as with the Unreal Engine 4 game engine. Beginning PBR Texturing covers all aspects of the software and guides you in implementing its incredible possibilities, including using materials, masks, and baking. Integration with both internal and popular external rendering engines is covered. This book teaches you the skills you need to use the texturing tool that is recognized by studios worldwide. You will know tips and tricks to implement the pipeline and speed up your workflow. ...
Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way
Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way

Probability and statistics are increasingly important in a huge range of professions. But many people use data in ways they don't even understand, meaning they aren't getting the most from it. Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way will change that. This book will give you a complete understanding of Bayesian statistics through simple explanations and un-boring examples. Find out the probability of UFOs landing in your garden, how likely Han Solo is to survive a flight through an asteroid belt, how to win an argument about conspiracy theories, and whether a burglary really was a burglary, to name a few examples. By using these off-the-beaten-track examples, the author actually makes learning statistics fun. And you'll learn real skills, like how to: How to measure your own level of uncertainty in a conclusion or belief; Calculate Bayes theorem and understand what it's useful for; Find the posterior, likelihood, and prior to check the accuracy of your conclusions; Calculate distributions ...
The LEGO BOOST Activity Book
The LEGO BOOST Activity Book

The LEGO BOOST kit lets younger builders create fun, multifunctional robots by combining bricks with code, but it doesn't come with a manual. With the help of this complete guide to the LEGO BOOST set, you'll be on your way to building and programming BOOST robots in no time. You'll begin your exploration by building a basic rover robot called MARIO to help you learn the fundamentals of the BOOST programming environment. Next, you'll add features to your rover to control its movement and make it repeat actions and react to colors and sounds. Once you've learned some programming basics, you'll learn how to program your robot to do things like follow lines on the ground, scan its environment to decide where to go, and even play darts. As final projects, you'll create two complete robots: BrickPecker to help you organize your bricks and CYBOT, a robot that talks, shoots objects, and executes voice commands. As you advance through the book, optional lessons aim to deepe ...
The LEGO Zoo
The LEGO Zoo

The LEGO Zoo shows kids of any age how to build 50 simple animal models using only standard LEGO parts that are already likely to be in their collection. Readers learn how to build models of animals like crocodiles, zebras, wolves, lions, flamingos, plus many more. Projects are ordered by increasing difficulty making it easy to jump in without getting in over your head. The animals are so cute and goofy, whether building as a family or solo The LEGO Zoo is sure to deliver a roaring good time! ...
LEGO Micro Cities
LEGO Micro Cities

Create your own custom city with instructions for over 50 builds from 8 amazing LEGO Micro Cities! Readers learn how to recreate classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building expert Jeff Friesen shows how to create interesting architectural features like bridges and skyscrapers, and will offer suggestions on how to customize your cities and make the models your own. With its collection of stunning photography and instructions for building modern cities, futuristic metropolises, and otherworldly utopias, LEGO Micro Cities is sure to provide hours of building fun and inspiration for readers of all ages. ...
The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book, Volume 2
The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book, Volume 2

Building instructions for 16 clever Christmas ornaments that can be built from standard LEGO parts that fans are likely to have in their collection. These small and uncomplicated ornaments are quick to build and a joy to display. Readers can build 16 classic Christmas designs including a gingerbread house, Santa, reindeer, a snowman, a wreath, a poinsettia, and traditional shapes like baubles and modern geometric swirls. With easy-to-follow instructions and stunning full color photography, The LEGO Christmas Ornament Book, Volume 2 will help you spread some holiday cheer with LEGO in no time! ...
The LEGO Architecture Idea Book
The LEGO Architecture Idea Book

Take your creations to the next level with The LEGO Architecture Idea Book! These clever building tips will give you endless inspiration for making your own amazing mansions, castles, houses, spooky shacks, and more. Every chapter includes ideas for creating architectural elements like columns, doors, windows, and walls. But rather than providing step-by-step instructions, the book includes helpful photography from every angle that shows you how to achieve the look, adapt it to your build, and make it your own. Build amazing walls that break the mold, with brick-and-mortar effects, weathered walls, and loose bricks; Recreate structural effects like timber framing, soaring towers and turrets, shingled roofs, clapboard siding, and more; Elevate your models with "stained glass", intricate color patterns, and tumble-down wear-and-tear; Use pieces like croissants, snakes, and goblets to make unique architectural ornamentation. Bursting with clever ideas, The LEGO Arch ...
The LEGO BOOST Idea Book
The LEGO BOOST Idea Book

The LEGO BOOST Idea Book explores 95 creative ways to build simple robots with the LEGO BOOST set. Each model includes a parts list, minimal text, screenshots of programs, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without step-by-step instructions. You'll learn to build robots that can walk and crawl, shoot and grab objects, and even draw using a pen! Each model demonstrates handy mechanical principles that you can use to come up with your own creations. Models come with building hints and ideas for putting your own spin on things. Best of all, every part you need to build these models comes in the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (set #17101). ...
Programming LEGO EV3 My Blocks
Programming LEGO EV3 My Blocks

Program Lego My Blocks to accurately perform navigation functions on competition mats, such as moving forward and backward quickly and precisely, turning, following walls, and following lines. This book features extensive illustrations help to bring each step and concept to life so that you can easily follow along. You'll start by moving your creations forward and backward accurate distances while maintaining directional accuracy. You'll then build My Blocks to turn left and right at precise angles. After that you're creations will be ready to find, follow, and otherwise use lines on the mat to improve navigation accuracy. Finally, you'll delve into using game board border walls to navigate and advanced topics, such as handoffs at speed and accelerating/decelerating to enable higher speed while maintaining navigation accuracy. This book addresses EV3 programming in the specific context of FLL competition. With Programming Lego EV3 My Blocks, you will be game-ready ...
Tiny LEGO Wonders
Tiny LEGO Wonders

In this step-by-step guide, you'll learn how to build 40 miniature models of race cars, airplanes, ships, trains, and more. These fun, compact designs will inspire you to get creative with as few as nine LEGO pieces. Imagine what you can build with just a handful of LEGO bricks - almost anything! In Tiny LEGO Wonders, you'll create miniscale models of real vehicles ?like: A ?space shuttle; ?Jets, planes?, and helicopters; Flatbed trucks and cement mixers; France's high-speed TGV train; F1 racecars; Muscle cars; Cargo, cruise, wooden ships, and more!? Let your creativity run wild! ...
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