Classic Lego Mindstorms Project and Software Tools: Award-winning Designs from Master Builders, Volume 1

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Gulf Professional Publishing, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 549 pages
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This Book/DVD kit meets the growing demand from Lego Mindstorms fans for additional projects that can be built from their existing Lego Mindstorms kits. Over 40 new projects will appeal to that dedicated segment of the Lego audience that are committed to the RIS 1.x and 2.x standards.

The book contains seven complete "Master" projects that illustrate how great design, planning, mechanical engineering skills, and programming can create stunning and award winning projects.

The DVD contains instruction for over 40 projects in Adobe PDF form, a full suite of Lego software tools, and RCX/NQC code files.

The projects range from the simple to the sophisticate, and are perfect for self-learning.

* Complete new set of projects for the RIS 1.x and 2.x

* This Book and DVD package delivers a complete kit, perfect for team projects as well as those individual building

* packed full with award winning designs that will inspire any Mindstorms fan
 

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Contents

The Wheel Set
6
The MidFrame
15
Operating the StairClimber
35
The LEGO Turing Machine
105
Putting It All Together
136
Programming the Machine
142
Summary
150
The Potentiometer Brick
183
Summary
271
The Back Foot jj
288
The ShapeShifting Camera Tank SSCT
313
The Folding Muscle Unit
336
Building The Right Side
370
The Locks
380
Putting it All Together
407
Robotic
413

Powering PneumADDic II
192
The Keyboard Module
218
Adding Two Bits
237
Calibrating PneumADDic II
257
Putting It All Together
504
Building the Power Glove
516
Index
543
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Mario Ferrari received his first Lego box around 1964, when he was 4. Lego was his favorite toy for many years, until he thought he was too old to play with it. In 1998, the Lego Mindstorms RIS set gave him reason to again have Lego become his main addiction. Mario believes Lego is the closest thing to the perfect toy. He is Managing Director at EDIS, a leader in finishing and packaging solutions and promotional packaging. The advent of the MINDSTORMS product line represented for him the perfect opportunity to combine his interest in IT and robotics with his passion for LEGO bricks, which started during his early childhood. Mario has been a very active member of the online MINDSTORMS community from the beginning and has pushed LEGO robotics to its limits. Mario holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Turin and has always nourished a strong interest for physics, mathematics, and computer science. He is fluent in many programming languages and his background includes positions as an IT manager and as a project supervisor. Mario estimates he owns over 60,000 Lego pieces. Mario works in Modena, Italy, where he lives with his wife Anna and his children Sebastiano and Camilla.

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