- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (October 29, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593271549
- ISBN-13: 978-1593271541
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,017,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor's Guide 1st Edition
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The Unofficial Lego Mindstorms Nxt Inventor's Guide by David J. Perdue. No Starch Pr,2007
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Secondly this is a highly educative book. It starts from the very basics and goes to some very advanced topics. My son and I regard ourselves as experienced Lego builders, having built dozens of robots. Well, what a surprise we were in for. In the first few pages when David starts to "dissect" and classify every single part of the Mindstorms kit, we were already learning some details it would have been impossible to find out otherwise. This book has a meticulous attention to detail for which the author must be commended. It merits careful reading because you find bits of useful info in every page.
I am eager to reach the programming section in which I hope to improve my NXT-G skills considerably.
As to the robots themselves, they are in line with the purpose of the book, which is educational. You learn something by building them.
I truly recommend this book and especially as a first book if you plan to build Lego Mindstorms robots for quite some time.
If you are comparing books and need to pick one, I strongly recommend picking this book. The other books are good also, but this one is the best that I have found for beginner/intermediate users.
Building the robot essentials are also very well laid out and tell you how to make strong and useable robot designs, Author also has attempted to use high quality drawings which are used to help illustrate its uniquely intuitive layouts, but I feel that it could have been even better if the drawings were in full color for kids to know their pieces and put them together faster by looking at the drawings alone.
The chapters in the book are partitioned into four areas, the first three parts comprises the first half of the book. The Parts one through three focuses on an introduction, building and programming. It is actually part four of the book that provides the reader a chance to exercise the knowledge gained in previous chapters with extensive, quality project guides. A total of six different robots namely Zippy-bot, Bumper-bot, Claw-bot, Tag-bot, Guard-bot, Golf-bot with detailed building and programming instructions are presented.
And for those who aren't so sure why building a robot is a worthy pastime, Check out my another favorite Author Jim Kelly who offers excellent Adventure based robot design books like LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure (Technology in Action) and the sequel LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0: The King's Treasure (Technology in Action)
If you have recently purchased a LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547) the book is *must have* to go with the kit, This book definitely has excellent value! - Buy one!
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Also, I had a question about availability of a program.Read more
with this book i have a very good "step by step" procedure to build and understand this amazing toy.Read more