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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders: v. 2 : Ten Inventions to Spark Your Imagination - James Floyd Kelly

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders: v. 2

Ten Inventions to Spark Your Imagination

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Published: 1st November 2008
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The creative minds behind The NXT STEP blog are back with a brand-new collection of innovative robots. Whether you're just getting started with LEGO robotics or have been building and programming robots for years, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders is packed with new and exciting techniques, advice, and robots that guarantee awesome results. And best of all, you'll only need one NXT Retail kit to build all ten of them! LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders will make it simple for you to construct even the most complex of these ten robots, all while you learn the ins and outs of the NXT kit. You'll learn to build and program: * PunchBot, a robot that you program using old-fashioned punchcards * M, a robot that sorts your M&M candies by color * NXT Dragster, a super-fast racecar that will take you all the way to the drag strip * BobBot, a versatile skid-steer loader, equipped with a ball grabber or demolition claw * RoboLock, a security system for your robots * The Hand, a robotic replacement hand to protect you from those dangerous cleanup jobs, like picking up your brother's gym socks * SPC, a robotic vehicle that can park itself between two objects using front-wheel drive * The Bike, a two-wheeled robot that can balance and steer Armed with the knowledge you gain from this book, you'll be inventing your own amazing creations in no time.

Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: CandyPicker: a candy-picking robot with built-in generator and remote control
Chapter 2: PunchBot: old-school programming using your NXT
Chapter 3: m: the m&m sorter
Chapter 4: NXT Dragster: The NXT STEP Dragster Challenge
Chapter 5: BobBot: an NXT version of the bobcat
Chapter 6: RoboLock: a security system for your robots
Chapter 7: the hand: a robot for those dirty jobs
Chapter 8: SPC: self-parking car
Chapter 9: GrabBot: a robot that finds, grabs, lifts, and moves
Chapter 10: the bike: an NXT bicycle that can steer and move autonomously

ISBN: 9781593271886
ISBN-10: 1593271883
Series: NO STARCH PRESS
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st November 2008
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 20.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.98