Basic Robot Building with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0
ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
Learn LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 from the ground up, hands-on, in full color!
Ever wanted to build a robot? Now’s the time, LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 is the technology, and this is the book. You can do this, even if you’ve never built or programmed anything!
Don’t worry about where to begin:
start right here. John Baichtal explains everything you need to
know, one ridiculously simple step at a time… and shows you
every key step with stunningly clear full-color photos! You
won’t just learn concepts–you’ll put them to work
in three start-to-finish projects, including three remarkable bots
you can build right this minute, with zero knowledge of programming
or robotics. It’s going to be simple–and it’s
going to be fun. All you need is in the
box–and in this book!
Unbox your LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 set, and discover exactly what you’ve got
Build a Backscratching Bot immediately
Connect the NXT Intelligent Brick to your computer (Windows or Mac)
Navigate the Brick’s menus and upload programs
Start writing simple new programs–painlessly
Build the Clothesline Cruiser, a robot that travels via rope
Program your robot’s movements
Learn to create stronger, tougher models
Help your robot sense everything from distance and movement to sound and color
Build a miniature tank-treaded robot that knows how to rebound
Write smarter programs by creating your own programming blocks
Discover what to learn next, and which additional parts you might want to buy
JOHN BAICHTAL is a contributor to MAKE
magazine and Wired’s GeekDad blog. He is the co-author of The
Cult of Lego (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible
Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement (Que). Most recently he
wrote Make: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE, collaborating with
Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
with his wife and three children.