Item description for Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms : The Ultimate Tool for Mindstorms Maniacs by Mario Ferrari, Giulio Ferrari, Ralph Hempel & Ralph Hempel...
Lego robots! Mindstorms are sweeping the world and fans need to learn how to programme them Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture of Mindstorm enthusiasts around the world. The kits are now a staple part of engineering and computer science classes at many high profile Universities. Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the geometry, electronics, engineering, and programming required to build your own robots. Mario and Giulio Ferrari are world-renowned experts in the field of Lego Mindstorms robotics, and in this book they share their unrivaled knowledge and expertise of robotics as well as provide a series of chapters detailing how to design and build the most exotic robots. Mario and Giulio also give detailed explanations of how to integrate Lego Mindstorms kits with other Lego programmable bricks such asScout and Cybermaster, as well as with non-robotic Lego Technics models.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.9 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2001
ISBN 1928994679 ISBN13 9781928994671 UPC 779502946795
Availability 0 units.
More About Mario Ferrari, Giulio Ferrari, Ralph Hempel & Ralph Hempel
Ferrari is Managing Director at EDIS, a leader in finishing and packaging solutions and promotional packaging. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Turin. He is fluent in many programming languages and his background includes positions as an IT manager and as a project supervisor.
Reviews - What do customers think about Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms : The Ultimate Tool for Mindstorms Maniacs?
Good book but not NXT Aug 3, 2007
I bought this book to get a better understanding of the Mindstorm NXT system. While this book is very interesting, it does not cover NXT -- so the descriptions of the programming, the sensors, even the basic lego pieces do not match what you'd get in a NXT package.
Very good book about a very cool system. Mar 14, 2006
MindStorms is an absolutely fascinating robot building system for children, adults, and those who don't fit well into either category. This book helps you delve more deeply into the principles behind making really cool robots with MindStorms. The opportunities for learning are just never-ending, and at the same time, the limitless fun anyone can have, from pre-teen to geezer, makes the learning very rewarding. This book helps open this potential.
This book takes you beyond the step-by-step instructions in the Constructopedia, and doesn't shy away from the physical principles behind robots, so it is suited for the more experienced and mentally mature builder. I use it to get ideas for things I can build with my 9-year-old son. It won't be long until he's ready to have a go at the book himself, though.
Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms : The Ultimate Tool for Mindstorms Maniacs Sep 1, 2005
Great accompaniment for the Lego kit.
Nice, but support is a joke Apr 4, 2005
Don't get me wrong. The models are cool. However, they usually need some tuning up before they are full functional. The majority of programs is written in NQC (as described in the book), however there is one in lego script which works only for newer RIS (2.0). I tried to contact the publishers and authors on many occasion but I've only managed to get my name on the spam list! This is not a nice way to treat a costumer.
Thorough & Inclusive Nov 28, 2004
I am very impressed with the book. It addresses robotics in a broad sense then drills down to the specifics of hobbyist robotics using LEGO and the RCX. Many tips and tricks, great insights into performance challenges and remedies, and lots and lots of cool project ideas! Great Book!