Download Free EV3 Tutorial ePub eBook
This is a robotics
course for absolute beginners, assuming absolutely no prior
technical background. It will take you gently through the tutorials
This course is
structured as a “hands-on” “Learning-by-Doing” course, with new
programming ideas introduced only when they are immediately needed
by the robot. There is an absolute minimum of “talking-head” videos.
You will need to have access to a LEGO MindStorms EV3 set. The
course is suitable for both the LEGO EV3 Education and the LEGO EV3
Home sets. The course shows you how to download a free EV3-G Editor
from LEGO. The LEGO Editor is suitable for both Windows and
Apple computers, but does not work for Linux, most tablets and smart
phones. However the course videos can be played back on these
devices, so that you can have the video directions available on a
tablet right alongside your LEGO set as you go through this course.
When we started out in 2006, we only had to consider desktops, all
of which had fairly similar screen sizes. Things have changed!
Screen sizes now vary enormously, from the tiny screen on a watch,
to huge monitors that can almost cover a wall. We had looked at
eBooks earlier, but it is only recently that commonly available
eBook readers could handle videos.
To see why we now like the
idea of eBooks, click here.
There are a confusing amount of
eBook standards currently in use. We chose to initially convert some
tutorials into ePub format, as this standard is public domain and
not tied to any manufacturer. There are free ePub readers available
on most smartphones, tablets and desktops that we tried. We chose
the ePUBReader mounted on FireFox as one of the most convenient for
use with Windows 7.To see
how to install FireFox in Windows 7, click here.
To see how to install
ePUBReader into FireFox, and to see it demonstrated, click here.
We tested our ePub on Apple devices, and found iBook works well.
The downside of ePub is that the Kindle devices do not read this
format, for these devices you need an eBook in Amazon's special Kindle eBook format, click here.
download this fun EV3 Robotics ePub eBook (Edition 2), click here.
This tutorial Ebook is also available in printable pdf format;
To go to the "Introduction to the Web Version" of this course,