LEGO Mindstorms NXT Power Programming Robotics in C

ISBN-10: 0973864974
ISBN-13: 9780973864977
Edition: 2nd
Authors: John C. Hansen
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Description: With fun projects, tips, instructions, illustrations, and programs, this comprehensive companion to the powerful Mindstorms NXT robot kit will help LEGO popularize robotics in the way that the iPod did for digital music. This second edition  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Variant Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

With fun projects, tips, instructions, illustrations, and programs, this comprehensive companion to the powerful Mindstorms NXT robot kit will help LEGO popularize robotics in the way that the iPod did for digital music. This second edition definitive guide to programming on the NXT helps users make the most of the latest LEGO Mindstorms NXT release for further robot enhancements. Included is an ingenious set of projects that explore the complete arsenal of basic and advanced NXT functionality. At the heart of these projects is Versa, a versatile mobile robot platform that utilizes modular attachments.

Preface
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Purpose of this book
Programming Languages
NBC/NXC Quick Start
The NXT Hardware
Introducing the hardware
Moving about
Sensing surroundings
The NXT Firmwarep33
The menu interface
Introducing the firmware
Building Without Bricks
Technic Bricks
Units
Beams
Making the connection
Gears
Online Resources
Bricx Command Center
Connecting to the brick
The programmer's editor
Drag and drop programming
Exploring your code
Managing macros
Compiling and running
Exploring the tool windows
Getting help
NXT Utilities
Creating Melodies
Creating Sounds
Creating Pictures
Decompiling NXT Executables
Exploring the NXT
Virtual NXT
Programming the NXT
Introduction to C
NXC Overview
NQC Compatibility
RICScript Overview
NXT Programs
Advanced Programming
Introduction to Assembly
NBC Overview
Building Versa
Basic NXT Outputs
Motors
LCD Screen
Sounds
Basic NXT Inputs
Buttons
Basic Sensors
Advanced NXT Outputs
Creating and Writing to Files
Sending Messages
Custom I2C Output Devices
Advanced NXT Inputs
Advanced Sensors
Opening and Reading from Files
Receiving Messages
Custom Analog Sensors
Custom I2C Input Devices
Games People Play
Tic-Tac-Toe
Pong
Bluetooth Direct Commands
Direct commands
Building and programming a Bluetooth-based PC Joystick remote controller and NXT car
Robotic Arm
Drawing shapes with your NXT
NXC Quick Reference
NXT Firmware Modules
NXT Picture Format
Index

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