Competitive MINDSTORMS

A Complete Guide to Robotic Sumo using LEGO MINDSTORMS

Authors: Perdue, David J.

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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.

About the authors

David J. Perdue, like many others, played with LEGO sets as a young child. However, LEGO MINDSTORMS became David's main hobby when he picked up a LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System. Immediately, he saw that he had a natural talent with the set. He purchased thousands of pieces, spent countless hours building and programming, and devoured thousands of pages of documentation to learn as much as he could. After passing the beginner stage, David let loose his imagination and won three Special Mention awards for his creations, from the LEGO MINDSTORMS web site within a period of less than six months. He then went on to become a devout LEGO computer-aided design (CAD) fan, and uses the system to document his creations. David currently resides in the Austin, Texas area, where he builds, writes, programs, and updates his web site at www.davidjperdue.com.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competitive MINDSTORMS
Book Subtitle
A Complete Guide to Robotic Sumo using LEGO MINDSTORMS
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
David J. Perdue
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0733-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0733-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-375-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
600 b/w illustrations
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