Fay Rhodes

Fay Rhodes is co-author of The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Idea Book (No Starch), a 2007 member of LEGO's MINDSTORMS Community Partners (MCP), and the only female contributor to the NXT Step Blog.

by James Floyd Kelly, Matthias Paul Scholz, Christopher R. Smith, Martijn Boogaarts, Jonathan A. Daudelin, Eric D. Burdo, Laurens Valk, Blue ToothKiwi, Fay Rhodes
November 2008

"[I]f you are looking for some fresh ideas, [LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders has] 10 wonderful projects for teachers and FLL coaches to explore and to adapt to emphasize particular technology, science and math skills."
--LeGo-Bots Lady (;-p) V.Greene, The Robotic Realm

"The ten robots are a good starting point for creating robotics and inventions using the NXT kit and add a lot to the growing ideas behind the NXT robotics kits. The One-Kit Wonders book is a great addition to the NXT kit and well worth the cost of the book and then some with a great new set of robots to build."
--Jeff Gedgaud, Associated Content

"I was very pleased with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders. It provides hours and hours of entertainment and was fairly easy to use."
--Jill Hart, BlogCritics.org

"Unlike many books of this type, the authors intend to teach. The chapter on the drag racer talks about gear ratios and torque, the M&M sorter demonstrates programming around missing features and so on. Each project ends with a 'further exploration' section that suggests modifications or enhancements that could be made."
--Tony Lawrence, APLawrence.com

"Teachers and home educators will appreciate an appendix with helpful suggestions for using the models in the classroom."
--Dale Farris, Golden Triangle PC Club

"This book is a must have for children with an interest in animals and robotics."
--World Buyer Guide

"...a most necessary gift for anyone who receives the Lego NXT package."
--Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com

"The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Zoo! doesn't plumb the depths of building LEGO robots as the Idea Book did, but it does accomplish its primary goal: to provide a straight forward, easy to understand, introduction to the MINDSTORMS NXT kits for young minds."
--Michael Potter, MacCompanion

"This great book by Fay Rhodes contains very clever and complex animals that can be built with the NXT system. We will be using this book for our pre-season team camp in May to train our new FLL team members in the basics of NTX building "
--Marco Ciavolino, TechBrick.com

"I would recommend LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT ZOO! for any NXT builder. The robots are simple to build, the instructions are easy to follow, the programs are quick to write, and they work."
--The Brothers Brick