Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots (Technology in Action) by Daniele Benedettelli

By Daniele Benedettelli

Who's This e-book For? regularly, it is a ebook that are supposed to entertain every body. If the studying will upload anything to your
knowledge, rather a lot the higher! So, this e-book is for the following:
• these from 6 to 106 years previous, wishing to construct cool LEGO robots to celebrate, without
being professional programmers.
• those that are looking to construct a Johnny five reproduction (more than you may think!).
• those that desire concept for his or her personal new creations.
• people who are uninterested in exploring the an identical zone of hundreds and hundreds of desktop screens
occupied by means of the graphical NXT-G block courses, who are looking to swap considerably the
way to application the NXT.
• these wishing to profit a textual C-like programming language with no getting frustrated
by complex lifeless courses for beginners, or bored via summary exercises.
Every application during this e-book produces obvious results.
• these wishing to benefit new programming techniques.
Children, remind your mom and dad that LEGO MINDSTORMS isn't their particular toy. Ask
them for aid should you want—you’ll have a good time! mom and dad and grandparents, you could use
this publication as an excuse to begin enjoying heavily with LEGO robots, whereas spending time with
your childrens and grandkids. yet allow cross of that NXT brick—let ’em play too!

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15 16 CHAPTER 2 ■ QUASIMODO The LEGO elements are well assorted, so that you can start creating every kind of robot at once, without having to look for additional spare parts. The set includes LEGO TECHNIC studless elements, except for a few parts. Unlike the common LEGO studded bricks, you do not have to place one brick on another, like building a wall, but you have to start thinking more three-dimensionally, attaching beams and liftarms using pins. The NXT servomotors are different from the common LEGO motors.

Add a Wait block (d), with the following settings: • Control: Sensor • Sensor: Ultrasonic Sensor • Port: 4 • Until distance < (less than) 20 (cm) 4. Add a Motor block (e), with the following settings: • Port: A • Direction: Stop • Next Action: Brake 5. Add a Sound block (f), with the following settings: • Action: Sound File • Control: Play • Volume: 75 • File: Woops • Wait for Completion checked 6. Add a Motor block (g), with the following settings: • Port: A • Direction: Reverse CHAPTER 2 ■ QUASIMODO • Power: 55 • Control: Motor Power checked • Duration: Unlimited 7.

Then, click the Scan button on the NXT window in Figure 2-8. If you’re using a USB connection, it should find the NXT at once; scanning takes a bit more time, if you’re searching the NXT using Bluetooth. Once the NXT has been found, it shows up in the list, as you can see in Figure 2-9. Figure 2-9. The NXT named “book” has been found using Bluetooth. CHAPTER 2 ■ QUASIMODO 4. Click the Connect button, and you’re asked for a passkey in the Enter Passkey dialog (see Figure 2-10). Use the default number 1234 and click OK.

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