Welcome to LEGO Mindstorms NXT: The Mayan Adventure. I don't like to make assumptions, but since you're holding this book, I'm guessing that you are either an owner of the new Lego Mindstorms NXT robotics kit or are interested in the robotics kit and what can be done with it. (Or maybe you just thought the cover looked interesting and were wondering what robots have to do with the ancient Mayan civilization.)

This book is fairly unique, and I'll tell you why. For the earlier version of Mindstorms (called Mindstorms Robotics Invention System, or RIS for short), numerous books were written, most of which focus on building rather extravagant robots, hacking the Mindstorms processor (called the Brick), and doing other wild things with ...

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