Advanced NXT

The Da Vinci Inventions Book

Authors: Scholz, Matthias Paul

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  • Combines the success of NXT and The Da Vinci Code
  • Written for advanced programmers
  • Covers the most popular and powerful programming environments on the market
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This amply illustrated book is about building some of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous inventions with LEGO's breathtaking robot technology, the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. In this book, you will revive such fascinating devices as the flying machine, the aerial screw, the revolving bridge, the double leaf spring catapult, and the armored car—five centuries after their creation by the great Renaissance engineer. Using some of the most advanced programming environments for the NXT, you will make robots that work, move, and respond the way Leonardo intended his original inventions to do 500 years ago.

By engineering the LEGO models contained in this, book you will not only become acquainted with the MINDSTORMS NXT technology, but also with strategies to build advanced robots with NXT and to program them using different state-of-the-art NXT programming languages such as NXT-G, NXC, RobotC, pbLua, and leJOS NXJ.

For all five robots, historical background information is provided. Detailed high-quality step-by-step building instructions, as well as an elaborate guide for each single program enable both the inexperienced LEGO user as well as the NXT aficionado to become acquainted with the art of producing marvelous NXT creations and make use of many sophisticated features of the NXT.

This book will unleash the creative powers that slumber in everyone and combine them with the pure joy of playing. But beware: you might be surprised by the stupendous results this combination is apt to spawn.

About the authors

Matthias Scholz is a member of the LEGO Mindstorms Community Partners Program. His NXT-related Web site is extremely popular. He is also a frequent contributor to the well-known NXT blog, The NXT STEP. He majored in mathematics at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, and has held various positions in German IT enterprises.

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"This book describes how to mechanize in Lego five designs by Leonardo da Vinci. The book starts with a short and engaging introduction to Leonardo da Vinci and his work, including pictures of the original drawings of some of his designs. … Overall, the book is clear and well written. … The step-by-step instructions for building the different designs are relatively easy to follow for people who are not novices with Lego parts." (M. Gini, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (12), December, 2008)


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Softcover $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-843-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced NXT
Book Subtitle
The Da Vinci Inventions Book
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Matthias Paul Scholz
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0258-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0258-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-843-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
369
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