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Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT

by Mario Ferrari Author · Guilio Ferrari Author


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The first Syngress "Building Lego" book, Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms, was a bestselling book: 35,000 copies worldwide. 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

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Author :
Guilio Ferrari
Author of introduction, etc. :
Dan Barry
Editor :
David Astolfo
Author :
Mario Ferrari
Contributor :
Bryan Bonahoom
Contributor :
John Brost
Contributor :
Rebeca Dunn-Krahn
Contributor :
Richard Li
Contributor :
Chris Minamyer
Contributor :
Deepak Patil
Contributor :
Mac Ruiz
Contributor :
Christian Siagian
Contributor :
Dick Swan
Contributor :
Sivan Toledo
Contributor :
Joshua Whitman
Contributor :
Lawrence Whitman
Contributor :
Guy Ziv
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