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Intelligence Unleashed: Creating LEGO NXT Robots with Java Paperback – September 1, 2011
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Brian Bagnall is a Sun Certified Java Programmer and Developer and author of Maximum LEGO NXT: Building Robots with Java Brains. He is a key programmer of leJOS NXJ, a Java SDK for LEGO NXT. Bagnall has worked for IBM, AT&T, and other leading computer companies. His technical books, written over the past decade, have been translated into German, French and Japanese.
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Does somebody know if is possible to download the model's building instruction in color?
The book consists of 29 chapters, with a good part dealing with the topic of navigation, which - as mentioned earlier - is introduced by an example that should lead to the object-oriented perspective. In some paragraphs, the advantage of this approach in contrast to a procedural programming language (such as, for example, NXC) is obvious, namely when a program is to be ported to another kind of robot. In most cases, the exchange of only one row is required.
On the first pages, it is discussed in detail how to install leJOS NXT and the Eclipse development environment. This is followed by a description of the NXT brick, the motors and the sensors.
In addition to the standard robots like for example obstacle detection and collision avoidance with the ultrasonic sensor, there is a number of really interesting and innovative projects, for example localization, map making, pathfinding, kinematics, remote communications with Bluetooth respectively the Android platform as well as the use of gyro- and RFID-sensors and image tracking with the vision subsystem. The author doesn't only refer to one sensor each, but presents alternatives and thus puts the reader in a position to chose the suitable product for his own purposes. A detailed, richly illustrated step by step building instruction completes each project, so that the mechanical construction of the robot can easily be understood.
Since the leJOS developers change and (hopefully!) improve the API in a continous process, it could be possible that a project doesn't work at the first go because the required funcitonality might only be available in the next version. A regular visit to the website of Publisher and leJOS developers is therefore recommended. Apart from technical details, it has to be mentioned that Brian Bagnall has a very pleasant writing style and knows well how to entertain the reader, for instance by using scattered remarks, curiosities, and background information.
All in all, a highly recommended book!