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Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots : Technology in Action - Daniele Benedettelli

Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots

Technology in Action

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Published: 1st April 2008
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This book teaches anyone interested how to build LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. The author starts with an easy robot and gets to more detail in the succeeding six robots built in the book. The robots he presents are award winning robots, so he is giving away his secrets. The author also teaches how to program the robots. If you are not a programmer, then you can use the code provided. He tells you what equipment you need and how to get it inexpensively. So everything is discussed that you will need to create these robots or modify his designs to create your own. You truly experience the technology in action as you create your robots.

About the Authorp. xi
About the Technical Reviewerp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xxvii
Look, Mom! No Wheels!
Building Biped Robotsp. 3
LEGO Bipedal Walking: The State of the Artp. 3
Interlacing Legs Bipedsp. 3
Jerky COG Shifting Bipedsp. 5
Smooth COG Shifting Bipedsp. 9
Summaryp. 10
Quasimodop. 11
Applying What You Learnedp. 12
Introducing NXT Technologyp. 15
Meeting the NXT-G Softwarep. 17
Connecting the NXT for the First Timep. 17
Programming Quasimodo Using NXT-Gp. 20
The Shortest Program in the Bookp. 22
Building Your Belfry Hunchbackp. 25
Summaryp. 45
Finite State Machinesp. 47
Finite State Machines in Briefp. 47
Saturating Counterp. 49
FSM General Implementationp. 55
Decision Tablesp. 56
Summaryp. 58
NXT AT-STp. 59
Design Thoughtsp. 60
Programming the AT-STp. 62
Building Your Personal AT-STp. 71
Summaryp. 141
Omni-Bipedp. 143
History of a Bipedp. 144
Single-Tasking vs. Multitaskingp. 145
Writing a Single-Task Programp. 149
Using Hysteresisp. 154
Writing a Multitask Programp. 158
Building Instructionsp. 163
Summaryp. 201
NXT Turtlep. 203
Quadruped Walkingp. 204
Introducing the Turtlep. 206
Programming the Turtlep. 207
Simple Programp. 207
Line Followingp. 214
Autonomous Behavior Simulationp. 217
Building Your Petp. 233
Design Thoughtsp. 277
Summaryp. 278
Back on Wheels
Mine Sweeperp. 281
Getting More Actions from a Single Motorp. 282
The Double Scannerp. 286
Programming the Mine Sweeperp. 286
Building the Mine Sweeperp. 299
Mines Building Instructionsp. 341
Summaryp. 344
JohnNXT Is Alive!p. 347
Johnnicle: My LEGO Johnny 5 Chroniclep. 347
JohnNXT Featuresp. 354
Sensors and Actuatorsp. 354
JohnNXT's Behavior and Menup. 356
JohnNXT User Guidep. 357
Turning It Onp. 357
Autonomous Behaviorp. 358
JohnNXT's Menup. 358
Programming JohnNXTp. 360
Panoramic View of the JohnNXT Softwarep. 360
High Speed Communication Libraryp. 361
Slave Programp. 362
Master Programp. 366
Sound Counting FSMp. 370
JohnNXT Programming Guidep. 374
Moving the Treadsp. 376
Moving the Headp. 376
Playing Soundsp. 376
Moving the Slave NXT Motorsp. 377
Building JohnNXTp. 378
Summaryp. 516
Need Input! Building a Remote Control Devicep. 517
The Remote Control Designp. 517
Bluetooth Autoconnection Libraryp. 518
R/C: A Program for Every Needp. 520
Simple R/C Programsp. 520
Advanced Programp. 534
Remote Control Template Programsp. 542
Sender Program Templatep. 543
Receiver Program Templatep. 544
Building the Remote Controlp. 552
Summaryp. 565
Introduction to BricxCC and NXC Programmingp. 567
Getting Connected with BricxCCp. 568
Ready to Gop. 574
BricxCC Menup. 575
BricxCC Toolsp. 576
Summaryp. 577
Indexp. 579
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ISBN: 9781590599662
ISBN-10: 1590599667
Series: Technology in Action
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 587
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Apress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.8  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.07