Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots

By Daniele Benedettelli

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Build and program MINDSTORM NXT robots with Daniele Benedettelli, one of the world's most respected NXT robot builders.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-966-2
  • 608 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: April 28, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $42.99
  • eBook Price: $30.99
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Build and program MINDSTORM NXT robots with Daniele Benedettelli, one of the world’s most respected NXT robot builders. He shows you how to build and program them from scratch, starting with the simplest robots and progressing in difficulty to a total of seven award–winning robots! You can download all the code, along with low–resolution videos that show how your robot works when it’s finished. You don’t need to be a programmer to develop these cool robots, because all the code is provided, but advanced developers will enjoy seeing the secrets of Benedettelli’s code and techniques revealed.

What you’ll learn

  • How to create award–winning robots from scratch to final programming
  • How to build each robot and which materials to use
  • Why certain features have specific designs
  • How to program your robot–all code is available for free download
  • Inspiration and tips and tricks on robotics, a particularly valuable resource for teachers and students

Who this book is for

Anyone interested in building robots or seeing how it is done. Programmers interested in learning how robots are programmed.

Source Code/Downloads

Downloads are available to accompany this book.

Your operating system can likely extract zipped downloads automatically, but you may require software such as WinZip for PC, or StuffIt on a Mac.

Errata

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On page 22 & 23:
Source code from downloads for chapter 2 uses the following commands to actually run the robot:
while (SensorUS(IN_4)>20);
while (SensorUS(IN_4)<30);

The book reverses the signs to <20 and >30 which didn't seem to make sense when I read it and is opposite to the code actually running the robot. If the book is incorrect on this it is quite confusing as a first step for a budding robotics programmer.