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Maximum Lego NXT

Building Robots with Java Brains

By Brian Bagnall

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Format: Paperback, 518 pages, 3rd New edition Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 July 2013
More than two dozen fun and challenging projects using the next generation of LEGO(R) Mindstorms and the Java programming language are included in this guide. LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is an incredible updated kit for building and programming robots and this book introduces a diverse set of projects, building tips, programming code, complete 3-D rendered building instructions, and hundreds of illustrations to guide engineers and amateurs alike. With easy-to-follow instructions, a full chapter on building with the LEGO stud-less brick paradigm, and a complete tutorial on programming Java, this guide has been revised for the latest version of leJOS NXJ and provides more exciting projects that include Bluetooth, navigation, and integration with new devices such as smart phones and game controllers. The projects include a walking robot, a laser sensor, beacon navigation, WiFi control, precise robotic arm control with a SCARA robot and omni-wheels.

About the Author

Brian Bagnall is a key developer of leJOS NXJ, a Java SDK for LEGO Mindstorms NXT, and is a Certified Java Programmer and Developer. He is the author of many computer titles, including the groundbreaking "Core LEGO Mindstorms Programming" and "Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide." He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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"Succeeds brilliantly in the difficult tasks of introducing the reader to the Java language, to the Mindstorms system, and to some programming techniques peculiar to robotics . . . in such a pleasant way that [the reader] doesn't even realize [he or she is] learning new concepts." Mario Ferrari, author, "Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms""

EAN: 9780986832222
ISBN: 0986832227
Publisher: Variant Press
Dimensions: 23.1 x 17.5 x 2.8 centimetres (0.82 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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