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James Floyd Kelly

James Floyd Kelly is a professional writer from Atlanta, Georgia. He has written numerous books on multiple subjects, including LEGO robotics, open source software, and building your own CNC machine as well as a 3D printer.�He is the editor-in-chief of the number one MINDSTORMS NXT blog, The NXT Step (TheNXTStep.com), where he is joined by fellow NXT experts who share their knowledge and designs with other robot fans around the world.

James Floyd Kelly's Books

Build Your Own CNC Machine

Build Your Own CNC Machine

  • Publication Date: November 30, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2489-1

Do you like to build things? Are you ever frustrated at having to compromise your designs to fit whatever parts happen to be available? Would you like to fabricate your own parts? Build Your Own CNC Machine is the book to get you started. Learn More …

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0

  • Publication Date: November 30, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2491-4

Without your robots, Evan and his uncle are doomed to failure and in grave danger. Your robots are the key to their success in unlocking the secret of The King's Treasure! Learn More …

Ubuntu on a Dime

Ubuntu on a Dime

  • Publication Date: June 8, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1972-9

Save hundreds of dollars in expensive software, and never depend on the big PC providers and their tech support again. Learn all about cheap, fast hardware, find out about the free tools that the digerati use to make their lives better, and stop paying through the nose for yours. Don't spend a dime! Learn More …

Windows Netbooks

Windows Netbooks

  • Publication Date: October 12, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2399-3

Your guide to pushing a netbook to its maximum potential and keeping spending to an absolute minimum. Learn More …

Getting StartED with Windows Live Movie Maker

Getting StartED with Windows Live Movie Maker

  • Publication Date: April 13, 2010
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2901-8

Learn from the ground up how to edit, save, and share your home movies using the free Windows Live Movie Maker. Learn More …

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide

  • Publication Date: June 14, 2010
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2976-6

James Kelly's LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide, Second Edition is a fountain of wisdom and ideas for those looking to master the art of programming LEGO's MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kits. Learn More …

Printing in Plastic

Printing in Plastic

  • Publication Date: June 1, 2011
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3443-2

Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer leads you through building a personal fabrication machine capable of producing small parts and objects from drops of molten plastic. Every household plastic item you've ever needed is yours to make, and your imagination's the limit!
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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: Mars Base Command

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: Mars Base Command

  • Publication Date: December 25, 2011
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3804-1

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: Mars Base Command provides readers with a collection of eight challenges to complete—all centered around a Mars Base theme—by designing and building robots using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT kit. Learn More …

Arduino Adventures

Arduino Adventures

  • Publication Date: February 3, 2013
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4605-3

Arduino Adventures: Escape from Gemini Station provides a complete introduction to the Arduino microcontroller along with an exciting storyline to make the learning fun. Learn More …