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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure
     

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure

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by James Floyd Kelly
 

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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

This ingenious book uses an extended fictional story about an archaeological expedition to invite readers into an exciting LEGO robot design project. At each juncture in the narrative, Max, the main character, is confronted with a real-world problem that he solves by creating a unique NXT robot. By the book's conclusion, tech-savvy readers ten and up will be able to design and build four robots. LEGO Mindstorms contains worksheets to facilitate brainstorming. Tools for the mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430203629
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
12/11/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

James Floyd Kelly is a professional writer from Atlanta, Georgia. He has written numerous books on multiple subjects, including LEGO robotics, open source software, and building your own CNC machine as well as a 3D printer. He is the editor-in-chief of the number one MINDSTORMS NXT blog, The NXT Step (TheNXTStep.com), where he is joined by fellow NXT experts who share their knowledge and designs with other robot fans around the world.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is ok,i like angry birds better though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like the nxt,that I do you will love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!