Synopses & Reviews
LEGO MINDSTORMS lets you design and program robots that can do just about anything!
You've just purchased the LEGO MINDSTORMS Ultimate Builder Kit. Now what? Overwhelmed by the creative possibilities? The Builder Kit is targeted towards those who want to become "master LEGO builders."
10 Cool LEGO MINDSTORM Ultimate Builder Projects: Amazing Projects You Can Build in Under an Hour provides step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations for users of all skill levels and proficiencies. This MINDSTORMS kit features many rare parts, a spare motor, a turntable, special gears, transparent beams, and even a pneumatics system-parts that can be confusing and that will be new to many LEGO builders. 10 Cool LEGO MINDSTORM Ultimate Builder Projects teaches readers how to incorporate these new features into their creations as they build 10 unique robots.
From out of the box to up and running in less than an hour. This book teaches users how to create 10 amazing projects in under an hour.
8-page color insert. An eight-page color insert will illustrates the complete projects in full-detail.
Specifically targeted to both new users of the LEGO MINDSTORMS and experienced MINDSTORMS fans.
Intended as a side-by-side companion for the Lego robot building kits, 10 Cool LEGO Mindstorms Ultimate Builder Projects is for both novice and advanced users who want to design and build robots that can do just about anything. An eight-page color insert illustrates the complete projects in full detail.
-- Includes special coverage of new gears, pneumatics, and turntables
LEGO Mindstorms continue to surge in popularity, and Mindstorms users are eager for new project ideas. This book allows readers to build unique robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Ultimate Builders Set -- a kit that challenges users to build advanced and highly functional models such as a wall-climbing robot, a table-cleaning robot, and an aerial tram suspended on a wire that can move objects across a room.
From out of the box to up and running in less than an hour. For anyone overwhelmed by the creative possibilities of the Lego Mindstorms "Ultimate Builder Kit", this book teaches users of all skill levels and proficiencies how to create 10 projects, each in under an hour.
LEGO Mindstorms continue to surge in popularity, and Mindstorms users are eager for new project ideas. This book allows readers to build unique robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Ultimate Builders Set--a kit that challenges users to build advanced and highly functional models. Illustrations.
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.
Author of bestselling "Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms", Italy