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  • Paperback: 459 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB; 1 edition (Dec 12 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071481478
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071481472
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
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Build and Program Over 20 Challenging Design Projects with the New Generation of LEGO® MINDSTORMS®

More powerful and intuitive than ever, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT is a new robotics toolset that enables you to build and program all kinds of projects. TheLEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Hacker's Guide explores this new generation of LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, providing a collection of projects, how-to expertise, insider tips, and over 500 illustrations to help you become an expert NXT hacker.


  • The all-new NXT intelligent brick
  • The interactive servo motors with rotation sensors that align speed for precise control
  • The ultrasonic sensor that allows robots to "see" by responding to movement
  • The improved light and touch sensors that let robots detect color and feel
  • 20+ projects that can each be completed in just 30 minutes
  • Expert, insightful commentary by a member of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Developer Program
  • A hands-on account of the new technologies and expanded sensor capabilities of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT
  • A collection of 10 hacking projects with step-by-step instructions
  • A portfolio of 12 exciting design projects featuring R. Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome, Rem Koolhaas' Seattle Central Library, and the world's first NXT wristwatch
  • Complete disclosure about a "secret" game that is hidden inside every LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit
  • An in-depth guide to the NXT programming language
  • A special LEGO factory kit offer available only to readers of this book

Inside This Groundbreaking NXT Reference:
* Your First Robot * Stupid RCX Tricks * Save Your RIS * As Smart as a Brick * MOVE IT! With Servo Motors * Hmm, I Sense Something * Yes, But I Don't Know How to Program * Testing, Testing: On, Trouble Shoot * Katherine's Best Hacking Projects * Katherine's Design Fun House * NXT Programming Language Guide * NXT Elements * NXT Resources

About the Author

Dave Prochnow (Hattiesburg, MS) is an award-winning professional writer, editor, and contributor to numerous technical publications including MAKE, Nuts & Volts, and SERVO Magazine. He is the author of 27 nonfiction book titles for Addison-Wesley, F&W Publications, McGraw-Hill, and TAB Books; including the bestselling PSP Hacks, Mods, and Expansions (McGraw-Hill, 2006) and The Official Robosapien Hacker’s Guide (McGraw- Hill, 2006) and the upcoming Take This Stuff and Hack It! Currently, Dave serves as the Contributing Editor for Nuts & Volts and SERVO Magazine. In 2001, Dave won the Maggie Award for writing the best how-to article in a consumer magazine.

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