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Advanced Nxt: The Da Vinci Inventions Bookby Matthias Paul Scholz
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This amply illustrated book is about building some of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous inventions with LEGO's breathtaking robot technology, the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. In this book, you will revive such fascinating devices as the flying machine, the aerial screw, the revolving bridge, the double leaf spring catapult, and the armored car?five centuries after their creation by the great Renaissance engineer. Using some of the most advanced programming environments for the NXT, you will make robots that work, move, and respond the way Leonardo intended his original inventions to do 500 years ago.
By engineering the LEGO models contained in this, book you will not only become acquainted with the MINDSTORMS NXT technology, but also with strategies to build advanced robots with NXT and to program them using different state-of-the-art NXT programming languages such as NXT-G, NXC, RobotC, pbLua, and leJOS NXJ.
For all five robots, historical background information is provided. Detailed high-quality step-by-step building instructions, as well as an elaborate guide for each single program enable both the inexperienced LEGO user as well as the NXT aficionado to become acquainted with the art of producing marvelous NXT creations and make use of many sophisticated features of the NXT.
This book will unleash the creative powers that slumber in everyone and combine them with the pure joy of playing. But beware: you might be surprised by the stupendous results this combination is apt to spawn.
Book News Annotation:
This hobby guide explains how to recreate five of Leonardo da Vinci's inventions from Lego's NXT robot kits and software, RobotC, NXC, pbLua, and leJOS NXJ. The German author provides step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations for building and programming an armored car, catapult, revolving bridge, aerial screw, and flying machine. Wikipedia is recommended as one of three web sites for finding more information on "Leonardo". Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Advanced NXT: The Da Vinci Inventions Book" complements Apress's successful line of Mindstorms books by providing advanced programming techniques in a rich historical context.
The popularity of NXT and the success of "The Da Vinci Code" are combined in this fascinating book. Projects for building and programming five of Leonardos most famous inventions are covered in detail: the tank, the helicopter, the catapult, the flying machine, and the revolving bridge. This book is written for serious NXT programmers and covers the most popular programming environments available today. The book is abundantly illustrated and includes sample code and countless "best practices" strategies. "Advanced NXT: The Da Vinci Inventions Book" complements Apresss successful line of Mindstorms books by providing advanced programming techniques in a rich historical context.
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