James Floyd Kelly

James Floyd Kelly was accepted into the LEGO MINDSTORMS Developer Program (MDP) in early 2006 and helped to beta test the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT kit and software. He is a member of the MINDSTORMS Community Partners, a group that continues to assist LEGO with testing and growing the NXT product.

MintDuino MintDuino
by James Floyd Kelly
September 2011
Print: $4.99
Ebook: $2.99

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

First LEGO League First LEGO League (No Starch)
by James Floyd Kelly, Jonathan A. Daudelin
August 2008
Print: $29.95
Ebook: $23.95

"I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who would like to try their hand at assembling an Arduino-compatible microcontroller, and apply it to an enjoyable example project."
--Ish, Ishotjr.com

"[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

"All levels of Lego users from novices to experienced gamers will find this an excellent survey of the history, objectives and structure of the FLL competition, surveying the basics of organizing a team, building winning robots, and more."
--Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

"With clear pictures and diagrams, this is useful both for adult and children involved in this clever method for bringing engineering problems into the classroom."
--Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News

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

"Overall, the book is helpful and I will continue to use it in preparation for the competition."

"As a LEGO® NXT robotics instructor, I highly recommend this book to FIRST LEGO® teams; and for those thinking about getting involved in the FLL."
--The Robotic Realm

"When I saw FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide I was quickly drawn in. Though it's a bit on the technical side, both parents and older kids will learn a lot and walk away inspired to build the best LEGO contraption ever."
--Alicia Hagan, The Mommy Insider

"I would most certainly recommended both this competition and book to teachers, homeschoolers, and parents who want to start a team and encourage innovation and camaraderie in their kids. You really won't be disappointed!"
--Alyson LaBarge, 3 P's Mama

"Basically this book tells you everything you need to know to enter the FIRST LEGO League competition - how to create a team, how to fundraise, how the competition works, what the judging is based on, how the kits work, what kid would be better for what circumstances. It gives excellent insight into every aspect of the competition."
--Ginny Brewster, ginnysbook.blogspot.com

"A very useful and comprehensive resource about FIRST LEGO League."
--Team Landroids

"This book is great for kids young and old!"
--Susan Lindgoon, The Lil’ Mommy That Could blog

"Every step is almost exhaustively documented – I say almost because the writing style is far from exhausting. The book's voice is a very relaxed one, much like that of a tour guide who really enjoys talking about his tour route."
--Joe Meno, BrickJournal.com

"...this guide has very helpful information on how to start, lead, and have a successful F.I.R.S.T LEGO League (FLL) robotics program. "
--Sarah Harvey, sassyfrazz.blogspot.com

"The Lego league guide treats young readers with respect, with chapters that will help them develop their organizational and leadership skills."
--Mark Baard, The Boston Globe

"If your kids are robot builders, and if you are interested in starting a Lego League of your own, this book would be a great tool."
--Mary Owlhaven, Owlhaven

"If you're a LEGO building fanatic, you're going to want a copy of this book."
--Laura Williams, Laura Williams’ Musings blog