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Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms Nxt

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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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

The new Lego Mindstorms NXT system has been updated with the improved programmable NXT brick, more sensor ports, USB cable, RJ11-like cables, motors, and sensors. This book covers new features and functionality found with the Lego Mindstorms NXT system and shows how sound, sight, touch, and distance issues are now dealt with.

The LEGO(r) Mindstorms(tm) NXT and its predecessor, the Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System (RIS) has 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 interfacting with the traditional studded beams. Some of the world's leading

LEGO(r) Mindstorms(tm) 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(r) Mindstorms(tm) 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.

*Complete coverage of the new Mindstorms NXT kit

*Brought to you by the DaVinci's of LEGO

*Updated edition of a bestseller

About the Author

Mario Ferrari received his first Lego box around 1964, when he was 4. Lego was his favorite toy for many years, until he thought he was too old to play with it. In 1998, the Lego Mindstorms RIS set gave him reason to again have Lego become his main addiction. Mario believes Lego is the closest thing to the perfect toy. He is Managing Director at EDIS, a leader in finishing and packaging solutions and promotional packaging. The advent of the MINDSTORMS product line represented for him the perfect opportunity to combine his interest in IT and robotics with his passion for LEGO bricks, which started during his early childhood. Mario has been a very active member of the online MINDSTORMS community from the beginning and has pushed LEGO robotics to its limits. Mario holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Turin and has always nourished a strong interest for physics, mathematics, and computer science. He is fluent in many programming languages and his background includes positions as an IT manager and as a project supervisor. Mario estimates he owns over 60,000 Lego pieces. Mario works in Modena, Italy, where he lives with his wife Anna and his children Sebastiano and Camilla.Giulio Ferrari is a student in Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he also studied Engineering. He is fond of computers and has developed utilities, entertainment software, and Web applications for several companies. Giulio discovered robotics in 1998, with the arrival of MINDSTORMS, and held an important place in the creation of the Italian LEGO community. He shares a love for LEGO bricks with his oldest brother Mario, and a strong curiosity for the physical and mathematical sciences. Giulio also has a collection of 1200 dice, including odd-faced dice and game dice. He studies, works, and lives in Modena, Italy.Dave Astolfo (GIS A.S.) is a Project Manager / Business Analyst with the technical arm of a North American environmental consulting company. He currently provides project management, technical consulting, database design and software architecture with a focus on Geographic Information Systems ranging from desktop mapping software, web mapping portals and mobile software applications. His specialties range from database modeling, software design / architecture. Dave is a key contributor to the business development and implementation of products and services. As such, he develops enterprise-wide technology solutions and methodologies focused on client organizations. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree from Trent University and is a certified Geographic Information Systems Applications Specialist holding a certificate from Sir Sandford Fleming College. In early 2006, Dave was invited by Lego to participate in the Lego Mindstorms Developer Program (MPD) to help Lego beta test the pre-release of the Lego Mindstorm

Invited Member of the MINDSTORMS Developer Program and Mindstorms Community Partners (MCP) groups, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597491525
Author:
Astolfo, Dave
Publisher:
Syngress Publishing
Author:
Astolfo, David
Author:
Ferrari, Mario
Author:
Ferrari, Guilio
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Robots
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Robots -- Design and construction.
Subject:
LEGO toys.
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , The new Lego Mindstorms NXT system has been updated with the improved programmable NXT brick, more sensor ports, USB cable, RJ11-like cables, motors, and sensors. This book covers new features and functionality found with the Lego Mindstorms NXT system and shows how sound, sight, touch, and distance issues are now dealt with.

The LEGO(r) Mindstorms(tm) NXT and its predecessor, the Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System (RIS) has 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 interfacting with the traditional studded beams. Some of the world's leading

LEGO(r) Mindstorms(tm) 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(r) Mindstorms(tm) 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.

*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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