Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT Book
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Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT


  • Author : Mario Ferrari
  • Publisher : Syngress
  • Release Date : 2011-04-18
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0080554334

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Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT Excerpt :

The Ultimate Tool for MINDSTORMS® Maniacs The new MINDSTORMS kit has been updated to include a programming brick, USB cable, RJ11-like cables, motors, and sensors. This book updates the robotics information to be compatible with the new set and to show how sound, sight, touch, and distance issues are now dealt with. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and its predecessor, the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System (RIS), have been called "the most creative play system ever developed." This book unleashes the full power and potential of the tools, sensors, and components that make up LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. It also provides a unique insight on newer studless building techniques as well as interfacing with the traditional studded beams. Some of the world's leading LEGO MINDSTORMS inventors share their knowledge and development secrets. You will discover an incredible range of ideas to inspire your next invention. This is the ultimate insider's look at LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT system and is the perfect book whether you build world-class competitive robots or just like to mess around for the fun of it. Featuring an introduction by astronaut Dan Barry and written by Dave Astolfo, Invited Member of the MINDSTORMS Developer Program and MINDSTORMS Community Partners (MCP) groups, and Mario and Guilio Ferrari, authors of the bestselling Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms, this book covers: Understanding LEGO Geometry Playing with Gears Controlling Motors Reading Sensors What's New with the NXT? Building Strategies Programming the NXT Playing Sounds and Music Becoming Mobile Getting Pumped: Pneumatics Finding and Grabbing Objects Doing the Math Knowing Where You Are Classic Projects Building Robots That Walk Robotic Animals Solving a Maze Drawing and Writing Racing Against Time Hand-to-Hand Combat Searching for Precision Complete coverage of the new Mindstorms NXT kit Brought to you by the DaVinci's of LEGO Updated edition of a bestseller

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots Book

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots


  • Author : Daniele Benedettelli
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Release Date : 2009-03-24
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781430205999

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Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots Excerpt :

This book teaches anyone interested how to build LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. The author starts with an easy robot and gets to more detail in the succeeding six robots built in the book. The robots he presents are award winning robots, so he is giving away his secrets. The author also teaches how to program the robots. If you are not a programmer, then you can use the code provided. He tells you what equipment you need and how to get it inexpensively. So everything is discussed that you will need to create these robots or modify his designs to create your own. You truly experience the technology in action as you create your robots.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book Book
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The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book


  • Author : Laurens Valk
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593272111

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The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book Excerpt :

Discover the many features of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT 2.0 set. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book is the complete, illustrated, beginner's guide to MINDSTORMS that you've been looking for. The crystal clear instructions in the Discovery Book will show you how to harness the capabilities of the NXT 2.0 set to build and program your own robots. Author and robotics instructor Laurens Valk walks you through the set, showing you how to use its various pieces, and how to use the NXT software to program robots. Interactive tutorials make it easy for you to reach an advanced level of programming as you learn to build robots that move, monitor sensors, and use advanced programming techniques like data wires and variables. You'll build eight increasingly sophisticated robots like the Strider (a six-legged walking creature), the CCC (a climbing vehicle), the Hybrid Brick Sorter (a robot that sorts by color and size), and the Snatcher (an autonomous robotic arm). Numerous building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned as you develop the skills essential to creating your own robots. Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 set (#8547) Features: –A complete introduction to LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 –Building and programming instructions for eight innovative robots –50 sample programs and 72 programming challenges (ranging from easy to hard) encourage you to explore newly learned programming techniques –15 building challenges expand on the robot designs and help you develop ideas for new robots Who is this book for?This is a perfect introduction for those new to building and programming with the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 set. The book also includes intriguing robot designs and useful programming tips for more seasoned MINDSTORMS builders.

Basic Robot Building With LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2 0 Book

Basic Robot Building With LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2 0


  • Author : John Baichtal
  • Publisher : Que Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-01-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133111811

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Basic Robot Building With LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2 0 Excerpt :

Basic Robot Building with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Learn LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Ever wanted to build a robot? Now’s the time, LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 is the technology, and this is the book. You can do this, even if you’ve never built or programmed anything! Don’t worry about where to begin: start right here. John Baichtal explains everything you need to know, one ridiculously simple step at a time… and shows you every key step with stunningly clear full-color photos! You won’t just learn concepts–you’ll put them to work in three start-to-finish projects, including three remarkable bots you can build right this minute, with zero knowledge of programming or robotics. It’s going to be simple–and it’s going to be fun. All you need is in the box–and in this book! Unbox your LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 set, and discover exactly what you’ve got Build a Backscratching Bot immediately Connect the NXT Intelligent Brick to your computer (Windows or Mac) Navigate the Brick’s menus and upload programs Start writing simple new programs–painlessly Build the Clothesline Cruiser, a robot that travels via rope Program your robot’s movements Learn to create stronger, tougher models Help your robot sense everything from distance and movement to sound and color Build a miniature tank-treaded robot that knows how to rebound Write smarter programs by creating your own programming blocks Discover what to learn next, and which additional parts you might want to buy JOHN BAICHTAL is a contributor to MAKE magazine and Wired’s GeekDad blog. He is the co-author of The Cult of Lego (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement (Que). Most recently he wrote Make: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE, collaborating with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and three children.

Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO   Mindstorms   NXT and Bluetooth   Book

Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth


  • Author : Cameron Hughes
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2013-02-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071798570

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Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth Excerpt :

CREATE YOUR OWN SYNCHRONIZED ROBOT ARMY! PLAN, DESIGN, ASSEMBLE, AND PROGRAM ROBOT SQUADS THAT COMMUNICATE and cooperate with each other to accomplish together what they can’t do individually. Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and Bluetooth shows you how to construct a team capability matrix (TCM) and use the Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON) so your robot teams can share sensors, actuators, end effectors, motor power, and programs. Find out how the Bluetooth communications protocol works and how to program Bluetooth in NXT-G, NXC, LabVIEW, and Java. Learn how to send and receive Bluetooth messages, data, and commands among robots, between a robot and a computer, and between an Android smart phone and a robot. Through teamwork, your robots will be able to accomplish amazing feats! THE STEP-BY-STEP ROBOT TEAM PROJECTS IN THE BOOK INCLUDE: * Crime Scene Investigation Robot Team * Robot Convoy * Rubik's Cube Solver LEARN HOW TO: Coordinate multiple robots to work together as a team to perform tasks Combine two or more microcontrollers to make a single, multicontroller/multi-agent robot Take advantage of sensor and actuator capabilities in a team environment Establish goals and teamwork strategies for your robots Control your robot teams with NXT-G Bluetooth bricks and LabVIEW for NXT Bluetooth VI Activate your team using a smart phone Give your team of robots Java power with leJOS Use Java on the Linux and Darwin operating systems Watch video demonstrations of the projects and download code and examples in multiple languages (NXT-G, Java, LabVIEW, and NXC) from the book's companion website at www.robotteams.org. Downloads are also available at mhprofessional.com/robotteams.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Thinking Robots Book

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Thinking Robots


  • Author : Daniele Benedettelli
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593272166

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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Thinking Robots Excerpt :

Furnishes step-by-step instructions for designing, constructing, and programming two robots that think--the TTT Tickler and the One-Armed Wonder.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Zoo  Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Zoo


  • Author : Fay Rhodes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1593271700

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The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Zoo Excerpt :

Provides instructions for creating animal-like models using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One Kit Wonders Book

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One Kit Wonders


  • Author : James Floyd Kelly
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593271886

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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One Kit Wonders Excerpt :

Furnishes detailed, step-by-step instructions for designing, constructing, and programming ten innovative robots--including the Grabbot, Dragster, and The Hand--with detailed guidelines on how a NXT program works and its applications in the world of robotics. Original. (All Users)

Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms NXT Book

Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms NXT


  • Author : Mario Ferrari
  • Publisher : Syngress Media Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN 10 : 1597491527

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Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms NXT Excerpt :

Offers designs and construction ideas using studless building techniques, provides information on NXT innovations, and includes robots with tips and programming samples for readers to build with their own NXT set and other TECHNIC parts.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Book

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0


  • Author : James Floyd Kelly
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Release Date : 2010-01-13
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781430224921

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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Excerpt :

Follow the adventures of Evan and his archaeologist uncle as they explore for treasure from an ancient kingdom. Help them succeed by building a series of five robots using LEGO's popular MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 robotics kit. Without your robots, Evan and his uncle are doomed to failure and in grave danger. Your robots are the key to their success in unlocking the secret of The King's Treasure! In this sequel to the immensely popular book, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure, you get both an engaging story and a personal tutorial on robotics programming. You'll learn about the motors and sensors in your NXT 2.0 kit. You'll learn to constructively brainstorm solutions to problems. And you'll follow clear, photo-illustrated instructions that help you build, test, and operate a series of five robots corresponding to the five challenges Evan and his uncle must overcome in their search for lost treasure. Provides an excellent series of parent/child projects Builds creative and problem-solving skills Lays a foundation for success and fun with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Activity Book Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Activity Book


  • Author : Daniele Benedettelli
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781718501829

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The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Activity Book Excerpt :

An introduction to the LEGO Mindstorms Robot Inventor Kit through seven engaging projects. With its amazing assortment of bricks, motors, and smart sensors, the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor set opens the door to a physical-meets-digital world. The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor Activity Book expands that world into an entire universe of incredibly fun, uniquely interactive robotic creations! Using the Robot Inventor set and a device that can run the companion app, you’ll learn how to build bots beyond your imagination—from a magical monster that gobbles up paper and answers written questions, to a remote-controlled transformer car that you can drive, steer, and shape-shift into a walking humanoid robot at the press of a button. Author and MINDSTORMS master Daniele Benedettelli, a robotics expert, takes a project-based approach as he leads you through an increasingly sophisticated collection of his most captivating robot models, chapter by chapter. Each project features illustrated step-by-step building instructions, as well as detailed explanations on programming your robots through the MINDSTORMS App—no coding experience required. As you build and program an adorable pet turtle, an electric guitar that lets you shred out solos, a fully functional, whiz-bang pinball machine and more, you’ll discover dozens of cool building and programming techniques to apply to your own LEGO creations, from working with gears and motors, to smoothing out sensor measurement errors, storing data in variables and lists, and beyond. By the end of this book, you’ll have all the tools, talent and inspiration you need to invent your own LEGO MINDSTORMS robots.

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming Book

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming


  • Author : Terry Griffin
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593272180

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The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming Excerpt :

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programmingteaches you how to create powerful programs using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT programming language, NXT-G. You'll learn how to program a basic robot to perform tasks such as line following, maze navigation, and object detection and how to combine programming elements (known as blocks) to create sophisticated programs. Author Terry Griffin covers essential functions like movement, sensors, and sound as well as more complex NXT-G features like synchronizing multiple operations. Because it's common for programs to not work quite right the first time they are run, a section of the book is dedicated to troubleshooting common problems including timing, sensor calibration, and proper debugging. Throughout the book, you'll learn best practices to help eliminate frustration when programming your robotic creations. This book is perfect for anyone with little to no previous programming experience who wants to master the art of NXT-G programming.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book Book

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book


  • Author : Laurens Valk
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593275976

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The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book Excerpt :

LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started. Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you’ll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You’ll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs. Master the possibilities of the EV3 set as you build and program: –The EXPLOR3R, a wheeled vehicle that uses sensors to navigate around a room and follow lines –The FORMULA EV3 RACE CAR, a streamlined remote-controlled race car –ANTY, a six-legged walking creature that adapts its behavior to its surroundings –SK3TCHBOT, a robot that lets you play games on the EV3 screen –The SNATCH3R, a robotic arm that can autonomously find, grab, lift, and move the infrared beacon –LAVA R3X, a humanoid robot that walks and talks More than 150 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and apply what you’ve learned to invent your own robots. With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book as your guide, you’ll be building your own out-of-this-world creations in no time! Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Book
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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT


  • Author : James Floyd Kelly
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1430203625

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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Excerpt :

Through the use of a fictional story, this book details how to build and design robots. Max, the story's main character, is part of an archaeological expedition investigating a newly discovered Mayan pyramid. During the expedition, the team encounters various problems, each solved with the help of a unique robot that Max creates using the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit. Although the book reveals possible robotic solutions and offers detailed information on how to build and program each robot, readers are encouraged to come up with their own. The book includes complete building theory information and provides worksheets for brainstorming.

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT Book
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Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT


  • Author : Owen Bishop
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080569963

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Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT Excerpt :

Teach your robot new tricks! With this projects-based approach you can program your Mindstorms NXT robot to solve a maze, build a house, run an obstacle course, and many other activities. Along the way you will learn the basics of programming structures and techniques using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL. For hobbyists, and students working on robot projects, Bishop provides the background and tools to program your robot for tasks that go beyond the simple routines provided with the robot kit. The programs range in complexity from simple contact avoidance and path following, to programs generating some degree of artificial intelligence * a how-to guide for programming your robot, using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL * ten robot-specific projects show how to extend your robot's capabilities beyond the manufacturer's provided software. Examples of projects include: Maze solver, Robot House Builder, Search (obstacle avoidance), Song and Dance Act * flowcharts and data flow diagrams are used to illustrate how to develop programs * introduces basic programming structures