Laurens Valk

Laurens Valk has been a robotics enthusiast since he received his first Mindstorms kit in 2005 and has been contributing to The NXT Step Blog since 2007. He enjoys creating computer-aided design drawings of his NXT robots and publishing building instructions online. Laurens lives in The Netherlands.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color) The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color) (No Starch)
by Laurens Valk
June 2014
Print: $34.95
Ebook: $27.95

The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide (No Starch)
by David J. Perdue, Laurens Valk
Second Edition December 2010
Print: $29.95
Ebook: $23.95

The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book (No Starch)
by Laurens Valk
May 2010
Print: $29.95
Ebook: $23.95

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

"The instructions are clear and simple and don't presume any knowledge of the NXT 2.0 at all -- it's great for kids and adult beginners."
--Ana Picazo, Bonggamom Finds

"If you have a Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robotics kit this is a book you need - and if you don't have a Mindstorms kit it will motivate you to buy one."
--Lucy Black, I Programmer

"An exceptionally well presented guide that can be used by children and adults, and by teachers and students. The RepKover binding allows the book to lie flat at an opening, which is a great advantage for anyone following the insructions and diagrams."
--Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.

"I cannot recommend this book highly enough as an aid to using the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robotics system, and bringing a new generation of roboticists and engineers to a deep and intuitive understanding these sciences. This handbook should be included in every Mindstorms NXT Set to insure that the recipient will learn, absorb and extend the concepts which this powerful educational system can teach. "
--Ira Laefsky,

"[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,

"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,

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