10. Expanding on Mindstorms

You’ve tackled programming, you’ve built three models, you’ve begun to explore the intricacies of the LEGO ecosystem. What else is there to do? Let’s find out!

Read Blogs

Perhaps the best way to learn about all the possibilities of Mindstorms—other than by building—is to look at what other people have created. You’ll see posts showing off the awesome creations of other builders, and reading about their work will inspire you to create your own. Let’s look at a couple of good blogs.

The NXT STEP

thenxtstep.blogspot.com

The NXT STEP is the premier independent Mindstorms blog. It covers robots, reviews third-party products, and serves up robotics news to readers (see Figure 10.1). It’s very low key and great for beginners, ...

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