Chapter 10. The MINDSTORMS Method

When creating your own NXT robots, you should use some sort of method, rather than simply diving into a project without a definite sense of direction. A method guides you through the various tasks involved, such as building and programming, to achieve a well-rounded robot. Approaching projects in this manner also avoids needless frustration and confusion.

This chapter introduces what I call the MINDSTORMS method, which is a simple strategy I devised for creating not only NXT robots but also MINDSTORMS robots in general. In a sense, this chapter also lays the foundation for the following chapters that present sample projects. Once you understand how to use this method to develop your own NXT robots, you can effectively ...

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