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Maximum Lego NXT
Maximum Lego NXT

Maximum Lego NXT

Building Robots with Java Brains

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

524 Pages, 7 x 9 1/4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $41.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9780973864915

Rights: US, CA, UK, EUR, AU & NZ

Variant Press (Apr 2007)

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Overview

Harness the capabilities of Java for programming Lego robots

As the only book to apply the versatile Java platform to the Lego NXT kit, this project guide is a thorough course in building and programming powerful robots. Instruction moves from basic to sophisticated, providing plenty of cross-education in robotics, mechanical engineering, and Java programming. The dozen robots include a chess-playing arm, a navigating robot that can map a room within a few inches, and a telepresence robot that can be controlled through the Internet. Further expanding the capabilities of the Lego NXT kit are discussions of powerful add-ons to the kit, such as a compass sensor, camera, and Bluetooth GPS.

Reviews

"[This book] 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

Author Biography

Brian Bagnall is the coauthor of the Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide and author of Core Lego Mindstorms Programming and On the Edge. He is a Sun-certified Java programmer who has worked for IBM and AT&T, and a key programmer of leJOS, a Java SDK for Lego NXT. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.