Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT

Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT

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by Mario Ferrari, Guilio Ferrari
     
 

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

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597491525
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/10/2007
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
516,573
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

Placing and Fitting Gears; Using Pulleys, Belts, and Chains; Mounting Motors; Wiring Motors;
Sensor Tips and Tricks; Designing Chassis, Modularity, and Load; Programming the RCX; Playing Sounds and Music; Wheeled Mobility Configurations;
Building Pneumatic Systems; Configuring Gearboxes;
Adding RCX Ports; Building Air Compressors; Finding and Grabbing Objects; Building Navigation Systems;
Building Robots that Walk

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