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LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0: The King's Treasure (Technology in Action) 2010th Edition
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The book is well laid out, interesting to read, and easy to follow. As an engineer myself, I really like how the author teaches critical thinking and problem solving. The problem solving sheets included (and downloadable from the publisher's website) are a big help. The author's solutions are in the book, but the kids are encouraged to come up with their own ideas first, and they are taught how to creatively think through the problem. It is similar to having a math book with the answers in the back, except the challenges are great fun. This book is a great buy.
robots to build and insert pre-written code which only allows the Mindstroms NXT system to serve as an interesting toy; but these books provide little to inspire creativity on the part of the young student. This book refreshingly takes a totally different approach; the hobbyist is presented with an interesting story and a set of problems to solve with their Mindstorms Robot; then he or she follows along with the author in designing a new robot that addresses the defined problem;
finally, they construct and interact with their solution (which may differ from the books design). I believe this is exactly the type of learning experimenters in Technology Education had in mind at the MIT Media Lab when they prototypes the Mindstorms system. As a graduate engineer myself, and one beginning to experiment with Microcontrollers I am immensely impressed with this book as a means of teaching young hobbyists engineering design. It deserves my highest recommendation.
This book as an interesting storyline to read which gets kids involved into robotic designs rather than cookie cutter instructions that we usually find in other books. Do not get me wrong, this book can be used as a very good instructional manual to get the robot built.
This is a sequel to the immensely popular book, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure (Technology in Action); you get both an engaging story and a personal tutorial on robotics programming. You'll learn about the motors and sensors in your NXT 2.0 kit. You'll learn to constructively brainstorm solutions to problems. And you'll follow clear, photo-illustrated instructions that help your build, test, and operate a series of five robots corresponding to the five challenges Evan and his uncle must overcome in their search for lost treasure.
[+] Provides an excellent series of parent/Teacher child projects
[+] Builds creative and problem-solving skills
[+] Lays a foundation for success and fun with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 based bricks
[-] Wished it was in full color!
As others have pointed out here on Amazon, This is an excellent book and well worth every penny!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alright so this book was pretty good but the designs weren't very well thought out. The first design doesn't move very well and I had to modify it for accuracy. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Eric
I was a bit surprised how well this book was reviewed for the poor quality of photos in the book. It seems well written but the real content that is of any value would be the... Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by ryan mccoy
"Lego Mindstorms NXT 23.0 The King's Treasure" is great for getting started with NXT. It provides 5 projects that you can build. Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Jeanne Boyarsky
We have joined the FLL Robot Lego League. This is a group of children that solve problems each year in a team format and learn at the same time. The group is great. Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by apoem
My husband used this book in his classroom with gifted & talented students. When our eight year old nephew was getting a LEGO MINDSTORM, we purchased the book again for his use. Read morePublished on January 3, 2011 by Glenn E Greenville