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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure by James Floyd Kelly

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CHAPTER 11SnapShotBot—Build It

Go ahead and take a look at one version of the SnapShotBot in Figure 11-1. It's a weird-looking little bot, but, then again, I like strange-looking robots . . . and this one definitely qualifies. As you can see, the Light Sensor is located at the front. I've also placed the camera towards the back of the bot at an angle. The weight of the Brick is sufficient to keep the bot from tipping over, thankfully.

There are a few other items that you might be interested in, as well. I've used one of the plastic balls that come with the basic Lego Mindstorms NXT kit as the front wheel. You'll see this trick used on a lot of NXT bots because the ball-wheel rolls easily and allows bots to turn a little more smoothly than does ...

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