Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT
Author: Owen Bishop
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 1597492787
ISBN 13: 9781597492782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT Book Review:

A guide to programing a robot using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL includes ten robot-specific projects that demonstrate how to expand a robot's capabilities and is accompanied by a DVD containing e-text, programming code, and a link to an accompanying Web site.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming Guide

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming Guide
Author: James Floyd Kelly
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-08-03
ISBN 10: 1430229772
ISBN 13: 9781430229773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming Guide Book Review:

James Kelly’s LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide, Second Edition is a fountain of wisdom and ideas for those looking to master the art of programming LEGO’s MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kits. This second edition is fully-updated to cover all the latest features and parts in the NXT 2.0 series. It also includes exercises at the end of each chapter and other content suggestions from educators and other readers of the first edition. LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide, Second Edition focuses on the NXT-G programming language. Readers 10 years old and up learn to apply NXT-G to real-life problems such as moving and turning, locating objects based upon their color, making decisions, and much more. Perfect for for those who are new to programming, the book covers the language, the underlying mathematics, and explains how to calibrate and adjust robots for best execution of their programming. Provides programming techniques and easy-to-follow examples for each and every programming block Includes homework-style exercises for use by educators Gives clear instructions on how to build a test robot for use in running the example programs Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book
Author: Laurens Valk
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1593272111
ISBN 13: 9781593272111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Discovery Book Book Review:

From the creative mind of author, robotics instructor, and frequent NXT Step Blog contributor Laurens Valk, The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Adventure Book is packed with building and programming instructions for eight innovative robots. The Adventure Book follows two astronauts through rigorous ground training that in the basics of programming NXT robots. As the book progresses, the astronauts (and you) learn how to build and program increasingly sophisticated robots. When the astronauts depart for their mission, you will learn essential programming skills, including how to make robots move and how to use sensors. With solid programming instruction and crystal clear, full color building instructions, you will create robots like Strider, the six-legged walking creature, CCC, a vertically moving vehicle, and BS-61, a machine that sorts by color and size. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Adventure Book gives you the knowledge to not only build these models, but to develop your own out-of-this-world creations.

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming
Author: Terry Griffin
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1593272189
ISBN 13: 9781593272180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT G Programming Book Review:

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.

Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT

Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT
Author: Mario Ferrari,Guilio Ferrari
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780080554334
ISBN 13: 0080554334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT Book Review:

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

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hacker s Guide

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hacker s Guide
Author: Dave Prochnow
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2006-11-21
ISBN 10: 0071481478
ISBN 13: 9780071481472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Hacker s Guide Book Review:

Build and Program Over 20 Challenging Design Projects in Just 30 Minutes Each with the New Generation of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® More powerful and intuitive than ever, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT is a new robotics toolset that enables robot enthusiasts and hobbyists to build and program all kinds of projects. The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Hacker's Guide explores this new generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS, providing a collection of projects, how-to expertise, insider tips, and over 500 illustrations to help readers become expert NXT hackers. This cutting-edge guide describes new advances that make LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT such a great robotics resource. The book explains the all-new NXT intelligent brick...the interactive servo motors with rotation sensors that align speed for precise control...the ultrasonic sensor that allows robots to “see” by responding to movement...the improved light and touch sensors that let robots detect color and feel...and much more. The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Hacker's Guide features: Expert, insightful commentary by a member of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Developer Program A hands-on account of the new technologies and expanded sensor capabilities of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT A collection of 10 hacking projects with step-by-step instructions for creating things ranging from solar power to ZigBee® technology to tank tread feet [“projects” appears twice.] A portfolio of 12 exciting design projects featuring R. Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome, Rem Koolhaas' Seattle Central Library, and the world's first NXT wristwatch Complete disclosure about a “secret” game that is hidden inside every LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT kit An in-depth guide to the NXT programming language A special LEGO factory kit offer available only for readers of this book Inside This Groundbreaking NXT Reference • Your First Robot • Stupid RCX Tricks • Save Your RIS • As Smart as a Brick • MOVE IT! With Servo Motors • Hmm, I Sense Something • Yes, But I Don't Know How to Program • Testing, Testing; Oh, Trouble Shoot • Katherine's Best Hacking Projects • Katherine's Design Fun House • NXT Programming Language Guide • NXT Elements • NXT Resources

Lego Mindstorms NXT G Programming Guide Second Edition

Lego Mindstorms NXT G Programming Guide  Second Edition
Author: James Kelly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1105792929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lego Mindstorms NXT G Programming Guide Second Edition Book Review:

James Kelly's LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide, Second Edition is a fountain of wisdom and ideas for those looking to master the art of programming LEGO's MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kits. This second edition is fully-updated to cover all the latest features and parts in the NXT 2.0 series. It also includes exercises at the end of each chapter and other content suggestions from educators and other readers of the first edition. LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide, 2nd Edition focuses on the NXT-G programming language. Readers 10-and-up learn to apply NXT-G to real-life problems such as moving and turning, locating objects based upon their color, making decisions, and much more. Perfect for for those who are new to programming, the book covers the language, the underlying mathematics, and explains how to calibrate and adjust robots for best execution of their programming. Provides programming techniques and easy-to-follow examples for each and every programming block Includes homework-style exercises for use by educators Gives clear instructions on how to build a test robot for use in running the example programs.

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT
Author: Owen Bishop
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 008056996X
ISBN 13: 9780080569963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT Book Review:

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

Extreme NXT

Extreme NXT
Author: Philippe Hurbain,Michael Gasperi
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2007-04-30
ISBN 10: 9781430202110
ISBN 13: 1430202114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme NXT Book Review:

Written by three world-leading experts in LEGO Mindstorms homebrew hardware, this book contains the detailed instructions for the construction of sensors and other extensions to the NXT. Over 15 projects are explained with well-illustrated, clear, step-by-step instructions so people with even limited experience in electronics can follow. This book is for intermediate-level users of NXT who would like to advance their capabilities by learning some of the basics of electronics. It makes a great reference for the NXT hardware interfaces. Examples even come complete with multiple, alternative NXT languages.

Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Inventor s Guide

Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Inventor s Guide
Author: David J. Perdue
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1593272154
ISBN 13: 9781593272159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Inventor s Guide Book Review:

Helps readers harness the capabilities of the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set and effectively plan, build and program NXT 2.0 robots, offering an overview of the pieces in the NXT set, practical building techniques, instruction on the official NXT-G programming language and step-by-step instructions for building, programming and testing a variety of sample robots. Original.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One Kit Wonders

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One Kit Wonders
Author: James Floyd Kelly,Matthias Paul Scholz,Christopher R. Smith,Martijn Boogaarts,Jonathan Daudelin,Eric D. Burdo,Laurens Valk,BlueToothKiwi
Publsiher: No Starch Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2008-11
ISBN 10: 1593271883
ISBN 13: 9781593271886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One Kit Wonders Book Review:

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)

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
Author: James Floyd Kelly
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781430203629
ISBN 13: 1430203625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Book Review:

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.

Basic Robot Building With LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2 0

Basic Robot Building With LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2 0
Author: John Baichtal,James Floyd Kelly
Publsiher: Que Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-01-07
ISBN 10: 0133111814
ISBN 13: 9780133111811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Robot Building With LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2 0 Book Review:

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.

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots
Author: Daniele Benedettelli
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-03-24
ISBN 10: 1430205997
ISBN 13: 9781430205999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots Book Review:

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.

Lego Mindstorms NXT 2 0 for Teens

Lego Mindstorms NXT 2 0 for Teens
Author: Jerry Lee Ford
Publsiher: Course Technology
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 9781435454804
ISBN 13: 1435454804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lego Mindstorms NXT 2 0 for Teens Book Review:

Helps readers harness the capabilities of the LEGO Mindstorms NXT set and effectively plan, build, and program NXT 2.0 robots--

Winning LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming

Winning LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming
Author: James Trobaugh,Mannie Lowe
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-12-22
ISBN 10: 1430245379
ISBN 13: 9781430245377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winning LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming Book Review:

Winning LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming is your ticket to successfully programming for fun and competition with LEGO MINDSTORMS and the NXT-G programming language commonly used in FIRST LEGO League events. The book is a companion title to author James Trobaugh’s acclaimed book on physical robot design, Winning Design!. This new book focuses squarely on the programming side of working with MINDSTORMS. Together the two books put you on a rock-solid foundation for creating with LEGO MINDSTORMS, whether for fun at home or in competition with a team. Winning LEGO MINDSTORMS Programming sets the stage by emphasizing the importance of up front planning, and thinking about the challenge to be met. Learn to evaluate possible solutions by sanity-testing their logic before you put the effort into actually writing the code. Then choose your best option and write the code applying the techniques in this book. Take advantage of language features such as MyBlocks to enhance reliability and create easy-to-debug code. Manage your code as you change and improve it so that you can trace what you’ve done and fall back if needed. Avoid common programming pitfalls. Work powerfully with teammates to conquer competition challenges of all types. Provides solid techniques similar to those used by professional programmers, and optimized for the LEGO MINDSTORMS platform. Addresses key tasks important to competition such as line detection, line following, squaring of corners, motor stall detection, and more. Compliments Winning Design! by tackling the programming side of competition.

Make Lego and Arduino Projects

Make  Lego and Arduino Projects
Author: John Baichtal,Matthew Beckler,Adam Wolf
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2012-11-30
ISBN 10: 1449321062
ISBN 13: 9781449321062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make Lego and Arduino Projects Book Review:

Provides step-by-step instructions for building a variety of LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Arduino devices.

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

Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO   Mindstorms   NXT and Bluetooth
Author: Cameron Hughes,Tracey Hughes,Trevor Watkins,Bob Kramer
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-02-22
ISBN 10: 0071798579
ISBN 13: 9780071798570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 2 0

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0
Author: James Floyd Kelly,Christopher Smith
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-10-22
ISBN 10: 9781430223030
ISBN 13: 1430223030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2 0 Book Review:

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.

Lego Mindstorms NXT Power Programming

Lego Mindstorms NXT Power Programming
Author: John C. Hansen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 543
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780973864977
ISBN 13: 0973864974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lego Mindstorms NXT Power Programming Book Review:

A set of projects explores NXT functionality and focuses on Versa, a mobile robot platform utilizing modular attachments.