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Dave Baum’s Definitive Guide to LEGO MINDSTORMS

  • Authors
  • Dave Baum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dave Baum
      Pages 3-15
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      Pages 17-32
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      Pages 33-56
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      Pages 57-80
  3. Robots

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      Pages 81-81
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      Pages 83-95
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  4. Afterword

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      Pages 353-353
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 355-388

About this book

Introduction

Acknowledgements xi Part I: Fundamentals Getting Started 3 Chapter 1: Chapter 2: The RCX 17 Chapter 3: Introduction to NQC 33 Construction 57 Chapter 4: Part II: Robots 81 83 Chapter 5: Tankbot Chapter 6: Bumpbot 97 Chapter 7: Bugbot 109 131 Chapter 8: Linebot Chapter 9: Dumpbot 149 Scanbot 165 Chapter 10: Chapter 11: Tribot 191 201 Chapter 12: Onebot Steerbot 209 Chapter 13: 233 Chapter 14: Diffbot Chapter 15: Brick Sorter 245 257 Chapter 16: Vending Machine Chapter 17: Communication 279 Chapter 18: Using the Datalog 297 317 Chapter 19: Roboarm Afterword 353 Appendixes 355 MINDSTORMS Sets Appendix A: Supplementary Parts 361 Appendix B: Programming Tools 365 Appendix C: NQC Quick Reference 369 Appendix 0: Online Resources 377 Appendix E: 379 Index vII he MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System from LEGO is a new kind of T toy. True to its heritage, it contains a generous assortment of LEGO pieces that snap, slide, and click into place with amazing simplicity. Nearly all of the pieces can interlock with one another, sometimes in rather unusual ways. What sets MINDSTORMS apart, however, is LEGO's Programmable Brick, called the RCX. Sensors and motors can be attached to the RCX (again with LEGO's hallmark simplicity), and suddenly the RCX brings a LEGO model to life. It not only moves, but also senses and responds to its environment. Robotics itself is nothing new. Industrial robots have been in use for years and are constantly getting more sophisticated.

Keywords

Datalog Internet Lego Mindstorms code communication computer download form information lego programming robot robotics robots time

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