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LEGO MINDSTORMS has infected millions with the insane passion of robotics. LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT is the breakthrough they've all been waiting for -- and it's earned raves from everyone from Popular Mechanics to BusinessWeek. Whether you're just getting your feet wet or you're diving in headfirst, we have your start-to-finish guide to NXT.
Authored by three top robot-builders, Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms NXT is thoroughly updated to reflect all that's new in NXT, from its new intelligent programming "brick" to its improved connectivity options. The authors cover all the components and techniques you'll need, including gears, motors, sensors, mechanics, finding, grabbing, pneumatics, audio, and plenty more.
Then come the projects. You'll walk through building walking robots; robotic animals, Star Wars-type droids, and unconventional vehicles; robots that can race, and solve mazes; even robots that can compete in hand-to-hand combat -- and win. Bill Camarda, from the June 2007 Read Only