Chapter 4. Understanding the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Pieces

Once you’ve begun creating your own robots with the NXT 2.0 set, you’ll soon ask a simple but significant question: “How do I build great NXT robots?” Obviously, the NXT 2.0 set is capable of producing some impressive creations, but how do you utilize this potential? Is there a secret to constructing robust, functional, and remarkable robots? Not really. The key is simply to master the use of the LEGO pieces in the NXT 2.0 set.

In the last chapter, we focused specifically on the electronic pieces. In this chapter, we’ll broaden our scope to include all the pieces in the NXT 2.0 set, addressing how to approach the entire system and then discussing the new pieces in detail. To acquire a ...

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