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LEGO Spybotics Secret Agent Training Manual provides complete coverage of the ultimate LEGO Spybotics system. Author Ralph Hempel begins with a Spybotics overview and then delves into the nitty-gritty of Spybotics, including systems training, construction and care, agent communications, mission selection, and even advanced topics, such as how to customize your missions.

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Overview

LEGO Spybotics Secret Agent Training Manual provides complete coverage of the ultimate LEGO Spybotics system. Author Ralph Hempel begins with a Spybotics overview and then delves into the nitty-gritty of Spybotics, including systems training, construction and care, agent communications, mission selection, and even advanced topics, such as how to customize your missions.

LEGO Spybotics Secret Agent Training Manual is designed to help secret agents get the most out of their LEGO Spybot. Agents will benefit from Hempel's detailed mission summaries, tips on deciphering common problems, and instructions on how to program the Spybot to run top-secret missions by itself. Hempel puts all of the mission-critical information right at your fingertips. Enjoy it even when you're not running covert missions with your Spybot! Are you ready?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590590911
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/22/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Hempel is a professional engineer who specializes in embedded systems design. Ralph holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada. LEGO had been a part of Ralph's life since the late 1960s, but when he bought a set for his son Owen in 1997, the flame was rekindled. Besides building original Technic and Town models with his family, Ralph enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and playing blues harmonica.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables x
About the Author xii
About the Technical Reviewer xiv
Acknowledgments xv
Preface xvii
Chapter 1 Spybotics Overview 1
Spybot Introduction 2
Spybotics System Requirements 4
Installing the Spybotics Software 5
Connecting Your Spybot to Your Computer 7
Summary 10
Chapter 2 Spybot Mechanical Systems Training 11
Common Spybot Features 12
The Battery Compartment 13
The Touch Sensor 14
The Drive Motors 16
Determining Spybot Speed and Strength 18
Measuring Circles 20
Speed and Wheel Size 23
Spybot Gear Trains 24
Calculating Spybot Speed 27
Individual Spybot Features 28
Snaptrax S45 Features 29
Gigamesh G60 Features 30
Technojaw T55 Features 31
Shadowstrike S70 Features 32
Summary 33
Chapter 3 Spybot Electronic Systems Training 35
Using the Spybot Status Screen and Technical Manual 36
Identifying the Spybot Electronic Systems 39
Spybot Brick Pushbuttons 40
Spybot Indicator Lights 42
Handheld Controller/Beacon Modes 43
Link Mode 44
Remote Control Mode 45
Action Control Mode 46
Infrared Range Finding 47
Spybot Data Port, Light Sensor, and Laser Port 51
Calibrating the Light Sensor 54
Spybot Default Program 55
Summary 57
Chapter 4 Spybot Construction and Care 59
Organizing Your Workspace 60
Accessing the Assembly Instructions 60
Assembly Instruction Tips and Tricks 62
Parts Lists and Diagrams 64
Getting Parts Ready for Assembly 65
Identifying Technic Pegs 65
Choosing Among Battery Alternatives 69
Batteries for the Controller 70
Batteries for the Spybot Brick 70
Comparison of Battery Types 71
Storing Your Spybot 72
The Plano 3500 Tackle Box 73
The Plano 1140 Tackle Box 74
The Plano 1258 Tackle Box 75
Summary 75
Chapter 5 Spybotics Agent Communications 77
Spybot Mission Summary 78
Spybot Status Screen 79
Spybot to Computer Link Connection Status 82
Spybotics Agent Points Screen 82
Agent Grade Ranking 84
Other Agent Points Information 86
Registering and Connecting with S.M.A.R.T. 87
Exchanging Custom Missions with Friends 92
Summary 92
Chapter 6 Mission Selection Guide 93
Basic Mission Profiles 94
Mission Area Setup Requirements 95
Computer Area 95
Mission Area 96
Obstacles 96
Light Sensor Goal Areas 97
Understanding the Mission Screens 97
The Mission Board Screen 100
The Mission Brief Screen 100
The Mission Set-Up Screen 102
The Mission Settings Screen 104
The Download Screen 106
Mission Summaries 107
Circuit Breaker: One Agent, Two Spybots 109
Command Override: One Agent, One Spybot 113
Critical Countdown: One or More Agents, Two or More Spybots 116
Energy Crisis: One Agent, One Spybot 121
Face Off: Two Agents, Two Spybots 124
Gamma Overload: One Agent, One Spybot 128
Laser Maze: One Agent, One Spybot 132
Robot Rescue: One Agent, Two Spybots 136
The Mole: One or Two Agents, Two Spybots 139
X-Factor: Two Agents, One Spybot 143
Summary 146
Chapter 7 Mission Customization Guide 147
Introducing Spybotics Special Operations 148
Programming the Controller 154
Magazines and Capsules 156
Assigning Action Capsules to the Controller 156
Testing the Controller Settings 160
Experimenting with Movement Capsules 161
Programming the Spybot 164
Decoding the Strategies in the Spybot Settings 167
Moving Toward a Target 169
Completing the Mission Strategy Screens 172
Programming a Free Agent Mission 174
Free Agent Operation Settings 175
Free Agent Mission Brief: Under Pressure 177
Free Agent Points Magazine 178
Free Agent Program Magazine 179
Using the Program Capsules to Manage Strategies 180
Running the Under Pressure Operation 184
Increasing Free Agent Mission Difficulty 185
Customizing Your Mission Area 185
Summary 186
Appendix Mission-Specific Capsule Cross-Reference 187
Decoding the Tables 187
Special Abilities Capsules 189
Send To Target Capsules 189
Mission Specific Capsules 189
Table A-1 Special Abilities Capsules by Mission and Profile Cross-Reference 190
Table A-2 Send To Target Capsules by Mission and Profile Cross-Reference 192
Table A-3 Mission Specific Capsules by Mission and Profile Cross-Reference 194
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