Basic Robot Building with LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Learn LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Ever wanted to build a robot? Nows the time, LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is the technology, and this is the book. You can do this, even if youve never built or programmed anything! Dont worry about where to begin: start right here. John Baichtal explains everything you need to know, one ridiculously simple step at a time and shows you every key step with stunningly clear full-color photos! You wont just learn conceptsyoull put them to work in three start-to-finish projects, including three remarkable bots you can build right this minute, with zero knowledge of programming or robotics. Its going to be simpleand its going to be fun. All you need is in the boxand in this book! Unbox your LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 set, and discover exactly what youve got Build a Backscratching Bot immediately Connect the NXT Intelligent Brick to your computer (Windows or Mac) Navigate the Bricks menus and upload programs Start writing simple new programspainlessly Build the Clothesline Cruiser, a robot that travels via rope Program your robots movements Learn to create stronger, tougher models Help your robot sense everything from distance and movement to sound and color Build a miniature tank-treaded robot that knows how to rebound Write smarter programs by creating your own programming blocks Discover what to learn next, and which additional parts you might want to buy JOHN BAICHTAL is a contributor to MAKE magazine and Wireds GeekDad blog. He is the co-author of The Cult of Lego (No Starch) and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement (Que). Most recently he wrote Make: Lego and Arduino Projects for MAKE, collaborating with Adam Wolf and Matthew Beckler. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and three children.
Additional ISBNs: 9780789750198, 0789750198, 9780133111811, 0133111814