By Matthias Paul Scholz
This amply illustrated publication is set development a few of Leonardo da Vinci's most renowned innovations with LEGO's breathtaking robotic expertise, the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. during this publication, you are going to revive such interesting units because the flying computer, the aerial screw, the revolving bridge, the double leaf spring catapult, and the armored car—five centuries after their construction by way of the nice Renaissance engineer. utilizing probably the most complicated programming environments for the NXT, you are going to make robots that paintings, movement, and reply the way in which Leonardo meant his unique innovations to do 500 years ago.
By engineering the LEGO types contained during this, ebook you won't simply develop into conversant in the MINDSTORMS NXT know-how, but in addition with ideas to construct complicated robots with NXT and to software them utilizing diversified state of the art NXT programming languages resembling NXT-G, NXC, RobotC, pbLua, and leJOS NXJ.
For all 5 robots, historic historical past info is equipped. precise top of the range step by step construction directions, in addition to an intricate advisor for every unmarried application permit either the green LEGO person in addition to the NXT aficionado to develop into accustomed to the paintings of manufacturing outstanding NXT creations and utilize many refined beneficial properties of the NXT.
This e-book will unharness the artistic powers that shut eye in every body and mix them with the natural pleasure of enjoying. yet watch out: you're stunned via the stupendous effects this mixture is apt to spawn.
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17 18 CHAPT ER 1 ■ INTRODUCTION Figure 1-12. The Brick’s inner life (Image courtesy of Jürgen Stuber) ■Caution Don’t try opening the Brick at home! Motors The NXT kit comes with three motors (Figure 1-13). Figure 1-13. A NXT motor CH A PT ER 1 ■ I NT ROD UC TI ON You will notice that they appear rather large and bulky compared to the RCX motors. This is due to the high inner gearing that makes the motors much more powerful and reliable than the RCX’s motors (Figure 1-14). But as a result, NXT robots are much larger than RCX ones.
You can also import blocks created and published by other NXT-G programmers. 2 In addition to the blocks in the following sections, there are a number of other utility blocks, for instance for data type conversion, mathematical operations, generation of random numbers, access to the Brick’s file system, and more. Output Control Control for output devices such as motors, sound, and LCD is provided by the following blocks: • Motor block: Controls the movement of one single motor. • Move block: Controls and synchronizes the movement of two or more motors.
Info/nxt) was created. It is targeted particularly at teachers and other educators, but other people can also find a lot of interesting material there, including a NXT blog, building instructions for a lot of unique robots, and a store where you can buy a lot of NXT-related items; some of them available exclusively. The NXT STEP With blogs (web sites where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order) becoming enormously popular in the past few years, those related to the NXT have also sprung up like mushrooms.