No Starch Press, the publisher behind dozens of LEGO books, is following up LEGO Trains Projects (review) with High-Tech LEGO Projects. The new title will be released on October 15 and is available to pre-order now.
Grady Koch is the author behind the book, revealing within the pages how to build 16 technical but practical LEGO inventions. They use the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 system – and a few ‘illegal’ mods – to demonstrate how to get the most out of the LEGO coding system.
Here is the official synopsis:
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.