Joe Nagata's Lego Mindstorms Idea Book


Author: Joe Nagata
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 193
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The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System from LEGO combines LEGO bricks with a programmable component, making it easy to create real working robots at home. This fun and easy guide to using LEGO MINDSTORMS shows how to build ten fascinating robots and discusses the basic robotics principles needed to create variations. Step-by-step, illustrated directions make the projects easy for users at all levels. Includes a four-color insert and creative ways to enjoy the robots that readers create. (Some projects require pieces not included with the MINDSTORMS kit.)

Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT


Author: Mario Ferrari,Guilio Ferrari
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9780080554334
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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The Ultimate Tool for MINDSTORMS® Maniacs The new MINDSTORMS kit has been updated to include a programming brick, USB cable, RJ11-like cables, motors, and sensors. This book updates the robotics information to be compatible with the new set and to show how sound, sight, touch, and distance issues are now dealt with. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and its predecessor, the LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System (RIS), have been called "the most creative play system ever developed." This book unleashes the full power and potential of the tools, sensors, and components that make up LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. It also provides a unique insight on newer studless building techniques as well as interfacing with the traditional studded beams. Some of the world's leading LEGO MINDSTORMS inventors share their knowledge and development secrets. You will discover an incredible range of ideas to inspire your next invention. This is the ultimate insider's look at LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT system and is the perfect book whether you build world-class competitive robots or just like to mess around for the fun of it. Featuring an introduction by astronaut Dan Barry and written by Dave Astolfo, Invited Member of the MINDSTORMS Developer Program and MINDSTORMS Community Partners (MCP) groups, and Mario and Guilio Ferrari, authors of the bestselling Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms, this book covers: Understanding LEGO Geometry Playing with Gears Controlling Motors Reading Sensors What's New with the NXT? Building Strategies Programming the NXT Playing Sounds and Music Becoming Mobile Getting Pumped: Pneumatics Finding and Grabbing Objects Doing the Math Knowing Where You Are Classic Projects Building Robots That Walk Robotic Animals Solving a Maze Drawing and Writing Racing Against Time Hand-to-Hand Combat Searching for Precision Complete coverage of the new Mindstorms NXT kit Brought to you by the DaVinci's of LEGO Updated edition of a bestseller

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms


Author: Mario Ferrari,Guilio Ferrari
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080476285
Category: Computers
Page: 448
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Lego robots! Mindstorms are sweeping the world and fans need to learn how to programme them Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture of Mindstorm enthusiasts around the world. The kits are now a staple part of engineering and computer science classes at many high profile Universities. Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the geometry, electronics, engineering, and programming required to build your own robots. Mario and Giulio Ferrari are world-renowned experts in the field of Lego Mindstorms robotics, and in this book they share their unrivaled knowledge and expertise of robotics as well as provide a series of chapters detailing how to design and build the most exotic robots. Mario and Giulio also give detailed explanations of how to integrate Lego Mindstorms kits with other Lego programmable bricks such as Scout and Cybermaster, as well as with non-robotic Lego Technics models.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book

181 Simple Machines and Clever Contraptions
Author: Yoshihito Isogawa
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593276001
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 232
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The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. You’ll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations. Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!

Books in Print


Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Competitive MINDSTORMS

A Complete Guide to Robotic Sumo using LEGO MINDSTORMS
Author: David J. Perdue
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1590593758
Category: Computers
Page: 360
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With the advent of TV shows such as Junkyard Wars and BattleBots, robot building is gaining popularity throughout the mainstream population, but no books have been published with this particular focus. Competitive MINDSTORMS: A Complete Guide to Robotic Sumo using LEGO MINDSTORMS sets a new precedent, covering the design and construction of Robot-Sumo robots using MINDSTORMS. Written by an experienced robot builder active in the building-community, this groundbreaking guide features thorough, realistic, premium-quality LEGO instructions. This book helps bridge the gap between the builder and the technology.

Extreme MINDSTORMS

An Advanced Guide to LEGO MINDSTORMS
Author: Dave Baum
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1893115844
Category: Computers
Page: 347
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Five experts in Mindstorm programming present advanced techniques for building and programming robots using LEGO bricks and LEGO's RCX Code, presenting advanced sample projects and coverage of LegOS, pfForth, and sensor development.

Robot Builder's Sourcebook

Over 2,500 Sources for Robot Parts
Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071406857
Category: Computers
Page: 711
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* A much-needed clearinghouse for information on amateur and educational robotics, containing over 2,500 listings of robot suppliers, including mail order and local area businesses * Contains resources for both common and hard-to-find parts and supplies * Features dozens of "sidebars" to clarify essential robotics technologies * Provides original articles on various robot-building topics

The Book of WinZip

File Compression and Archive Management Made Easy
Author: Jerry Lee Ford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781886411753
Category: Computers
Page: 161
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Complete, concise, and compact, "The Book of WinZip" demonstrates every major WinZip feature in a step-by-step, task-based fashion. It provides readers with basic information on types of Zip files, installing and upgrading, and working with the WinZip Wizard. This is followed by in-depth coverage of archive creation, modification, and extraction.

Creative Projects with LEGO Mindstorms


Author: Benjamin Erwin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201708950
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 303
View: 1970

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Demonstrates the creation of robots, kinetic works of art, toys, and robotic animals through the combination of plastic gears, pulleys, beams, bricks, axles, and connector pegs, with motors, sensors, and programmable LEGO bricks.

Winning Design!

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Design Patterns for Fun and Competition
Author: James Jeffrey Trobaugh
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484221052
Category: Computers
Page: 263
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Design that works! It's what you need if you're building and competing with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics. You'll find uses for the new light sensors and gyro sensors in navigation, helping you to follow lines and make turns more consistently. Approach collision detection with greater confidence through EV3's ultrasonic sensor. Learn new designs for power attachments. Winning Design! is about building with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 for fun, for education, but especially for competition. Author James Trobaugh is an experienced coach and leader in the FIRST LEGO League. In this book, he shares his hard-won knowledge about design principles and techniques that contribute toward success in robotics competitions. Winning Design! unlocks the secrets of reliable design using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. You’ll learn proven design patterns that you can employ for common tasks such as turning, pushing, and pulling. You’ll reduce and compensate for variation in performance from battery charge levels and motor calibration differences. You’ll produce designs that won’t frustrate you by not working, but that will delight you with their reliable performance in the heat of competition. Good design is about more than just the hardware. Software counts for a lot, and Winning Design! has you covered. You’ll find chapters on program design and organization with tips on effective coding and documentation practices. You’ll learn about master programs and the needed flexibility they provide. There’s even a section on presenting your robot and software designs to the judges. Winning Design! is the book you need if you're involved in competitions such as FIRST LEGO League events. Whether coach, parent, or student, you’ll find much in this book to make your design and competition experience fun and memorable, and educational. Don't be without this book if you're leading a team of young people as they build skills toward a future in technology. What You Will Learn Build winning robots on a foundation of good chassis design Reduce variability in robot mechanical movements Design modular attachments for quick change during competition Solve navigation problems such as steering, squaring up, and collision detection Manage software using master programs and other techniques Power your robot attachments via motors and pneumatics Who This Book Is For Students, parents, teachers, and coaches involved in LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot design and programming.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: Mars Base Command


Author: James Floyd Kelly,Christopher Smith
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430238054
Category: Computers
Page: 364
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Congratulations! You’re on Mars Base Alpha, the first human outpost on the red planet. Don’t relax, though. It’s not all roses and unicorns up here. Mars isn’t called "The Bringer of War" for nothing! You’ve just been rained on by a meteor shower and it’s up to you—you!—to put your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics skills to work to save the day, and the base! And that’s only the beginning of the challenges that lie ahead. LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: Mars Base Command is a book of challenge. It’s about challenging yourself to design and build robots to solve problems, tough problems. Taking a similar approach to best-selling LEGO author James Kelly’s other books, this book presents a series of four challenges in the setting of mankind’s first-ever manned base on the planet Mars. Each challenge begins with a backstory to set the scene. You’re given instructions for constructing a playing field, including devices that your eventual robot must manipulate. Your job is to build a robot that will execute the challenge and garner you the most points. The book requires the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Education Resource Set. Scoring sheets are included that allow for the book’s use in educational and group settings. Teachers can base lesson plans around the different concepts taught in each challenge. Groups and clubs can choose to run mini-competitions in which teams or individuals compete against each other in a race to save the base. LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: Mars Base Command is an excellent choice for an individual, a group, or a teacher wishing to learn about and have more fun with LEGO’s best-selling robotics platform. Please note: the print version of this title is black & white; the eBook is full color.

LEGO MINDSTORMS For Dummies


Author: Michael Meadhra,Peter J. Stouffer
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764507670
Category: Computers
Page: 371
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The LEGO MINDSTORMS products are great fun for children and adults alike, and can be used in millions of different combinations to build interactive creatures. But the power of Dr. Frankenstein can be very confusing, and figuring out which of those 700 pieces goes where is a big challenge. LEGO MINDSTORMS For Dummies is the perfect answer, with insightful help that goes beyond the Constructopedia. Simple examples are used to convey complicated ideas, opening the door wide for readers to unleash their creativity and build magnificent monsters, cool creatures, or riveting robots!

Dave Baum's Definitive Guide to LEGO MINDSTORMS


Author: Dave Baum
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430253746
Category: Computers
Page: 388
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Introduced in the fall of 1998, LEGO (R) MINDSTORMS (TM) quickly became LEGOs'best-selling kit of all time - with the average age of buyers turning out to be 23! Given the toys capabilities, its not surprising that a whole generation of adults interested in robotics or programming is rediscovering LEGO (R) through MINDSTORMS (TM). Although the Mindstorms (TM) kit includes basic instructions and sample robots, these are not comprehensive and do not adequately teach the principals of robotics. Without direction, inventing a robot from the ground-up can be a challenge. This book includes a wide variety of new robots, in-depth explanations for readers, and important theory behind the practice of building robots. In short, it provides all the information necessary to become a robotics expert using Mindstorms (TM). Dave Baum is considered to be the premiere expert on Lego (R) Mindstorms (TM), since he has even developed NQC ("Not Quite C") that has become the language of choice for performing sophisticated programming with these robots.

The LEGO Mindstorms NXT Idea Book

Design, Invent, and Build
Author: Martijn Boogaarts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593271503
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 344
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This books chapters on programming and design, CAD-style drawings, and abundance of screenshots make it easy for the reader to master the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit and to build the nine example robots.

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots
Author: Laurens Valk
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275323
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 396
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LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is the complete, beginner-friendly guide you need to get started. Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you’ll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You’ll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs. Master the possibilities of the EV3 set as you build and program: * The EXPLOR3R, a wheeled vehicle that uses sensors to navigate around a room and follow lines * The FORMULA EV3 RACE CAR, a streamlined remote-controlled race car * ANTY, a six-legged walking creature that adapts its behavior to its surroundings * SK3TCHBOT, a robot that lets you play games on the EV3 screen * The SNATCH3R, a robotic arm that can autonomously find, grab, lift, and move the infrared beacon * LAVA R3X, a humanoid robot that walks and talks More than 150 building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and apply what you’ve learned to invent your own robots. With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book as your guide, you’ll be building your own out-of-this-world creations in no time! Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory

Build, Program, and Experiment with Five Wicked Cool Robots
Author: Daniele Benedettelli
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593275595
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
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The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 set offers so many new and exciting features that it can be hard to know where to begin. Without the help of an expert, it could take months of experimentation to learn how to use the advanced mechanisms and numerous programming features. In The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory, author Daniele Benedettelli, robotics expert and member of the elite LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Panel, shows you how to use gears, beams, motors, sensors, and programming blocks to create sophisticated robots that can avoid obstacles, walk on two legs, and even demonstrate autonomous behavior. You’ll also dig into related math, engineering, and robotics concepts that will help you create your own amazing robots. Programming experiments throughout will challenge you, while a series of comics and countless illustrations inform the discussion and keep things fun. As you make your way through the book, you’ll build and program five wicked cool robots: –ROV3R, a vehicle you can modify to do things like follow a line, avoid obstacles, and even clean a room –WATCHGOOZ3, a bipedal robot that can be programmed to patrol a room using only the Brick Program App (no computer required!) –SUP3R CAR, a rear-wheel-drive armored car with an ergonomic two-lever remote control –SENTIN3L, a walking tripod that can record and execute color-coded sequences of commands –T-R3X, a fearsome bipedal robot that will find and chase down prey With The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Laboratory as your guide, you’ll become an EV3 master in no time. Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO SET #31313)

Yearbook on Space Policy 2007/2008

From Policies to Programmes
Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl,Charlotte Mathieu,Nicolas Peter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3211990917
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 312
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At the time of ?nalising this second volume of the ?Yearbook on Space Policy? which covers the period mid-2007 to mid-2008, Europe is as visible and strong in the area of space activities as never before. Its space probes are present on the Moon, around Mars, and on Saturn?s Moon Titan, and are chasing asteroids and comets; Ariane V is the most successful commercial launch vehicle; and more and more European space applications satellites are in operation. Finally, with the successful launch of the Columbus Orbital Facility (COF) – the most prominent highlight of this period which is also depicted on the cover of this Yearbook – and the ?rst Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), Europe has become a decisive player in human space?ight. This is accompanied by new policy initiatives on the ministerial level which have been bringing the European Space Agency and the European Union steadily closer. Europe?s outstanding development and positioning in the space ?eld is based not only on Europe?s successful engineering and scienti?c capabilities and capacities, but also on the forceful political determination of all European actors to maintain and even further their engagement in the use of outer space. And it is this political determination which provides the focus for this ?Yearbook on Space Policy?. The Yearbook describes and analyses the contexts and contents of space policy. Its primary ?eld of investigation is Europe, but it also covers the whole range of global space activities and their in?uence on European endeavours.

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming


Author: Terry Griffin
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593276389
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 276
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With its colorful, block-based interface, The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming language is designed to allow anyone to program intelligent robots, but its powerful features can be intimidating at first. The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming is a full-color, beginner-friendly guide designed to bridge that gap. Inside, you’ll discover how to combine core EV3 elements like blocks, data wires, files, and variables to create sophisticated programs. You’ll also learn good programming practices, memory management, and helpful debugging strategies—general skills that will be relevant to programming in any language. All of the book’s programs work with one general-purpose test robot that you’ll build early on. As you follow along, you’ll program your robot to: –React to different environments and respond to commands –Follow a wall to navigate a maze –Display drawings that you input with dials, sensors, and data wires on the EV3 screen –Play a Simon Says–style game that uses arrays to save your high score –Follow a line using a PID-type controller like the ones in real industrial systems The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming covers both the Home and Education Editions of the EV3 set, making it perfect for kids, parents, and teachers alike. Whether your robotics lab is the living room or the classroom, this is the complete guide to EV3 programming that you’ve been waiting for. Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home OR Education set (#31313 OR #45544).

LEGO Mindstorms Masterpieces

Building and Programming Advanced Robots
Author: Miguel Agullo
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9781931836753
Category: Games
Page: 549
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Provides instructions for building seven robots, complete descriptions of each of them, and the theories behind their design.