Extending the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT to the Next Level, Second Edition
Author: Michael Gasperi
Although LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT allows anyone to build complex inventions, there are limits to what you can do with what comes inside the box. This book shows you how to advance the NXT with more than 45 exciting projects that include creating a cool magic wand that writes words in thin air, building a remotely guided vehicle, and constructing sophisticated robots that can sense color, light, temperature, and more. All projects are explained with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, so you'll be able to create them successfully whether you're a novice or an expert. This book also shows you how to expand the programming software and use the alternative language NXC. New input devices—such as keypads, sensors, and even the human body—are covered, along with fun games such as surfing, PONG, and SIMON. On the serious side, there are classic engineering challenges such as controlling an inverted pendulum, making a robot that follows a wall, and building several light-seeking vehicles. Some projects are just entertaining, such as the Etch-A-NXT; others are useful, such as a motorized camera mount that takes panoramic photographs. This second edition accounts for the important changes found in the next generation NXT, and it also covers the original concepts in greater depth. Details are presented for practically unlimited expansion of the NXT inputs and outputs by using the I2C communications bus, and several power amplifier designs allow the NXT outputs to drive bigger motors. Instructions are also included for adapting LEGO Power Functions motors to work directly with the NXT.
Extending the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT to the Next Level
Author: Philippe Hurbain
Written by three world-leading experts in LEGO Mindstorms homebrew hardware, this book contains the detailed instructions for the construction of sensors and other extensions to the NXT. Over 15 projects are explained with well-illustrated, clear, step-by-step instructions so people with even limited experience in electronics can follow. This book is for intermediate-level users of NXT who would like to advance their capabilities by learning some of the basics of electronics. It makes a great reference for the NXT hardware interfaces. Examples even come complete with multiple, alternative NXT languages.
The popularity of NXT and the success of The Da Vinci Code are combined in this fascinating book. Projects for building and programming five of Leonardo's most famous inventions are covered in detail: the tank, the helicopter, the catapult, the flying machine, and the revolving bridge. This book is written for serious NXT programmers and covers the most popular programming environments available today. The book is abundantly illustrated and includes sample code and countless best-practices strategies.
Linux users can now control their homes remotely! Are you a Linux user who has ever wanted to turn on the lights in your house, or open and close the curtains, while away on holiday? Want to be able to play the same music in every room, controlled from your laptop or mobile phone? Do you want to do these things without an expensive off-the-shelf kit? In Smart Home Automation with Linux, Steven Goodwin will show you how a house can be fully controlled by its occupants, all using open source software. From appliances to kettles to curtains, control your home remotely!
Build and program MINDSTORM NXT robots with Daniele Benedettelli, one of the world’s most respected NXT robot builders. He shows you how to build and program them from scratch, starting with the simplest robots and progressing in difficulty to a total of seven award–winning robots! You can download all the code, along with low–resolution videos that show how your robot works when it’s finished. You don’t need to be a programmer to develop these cool robots, because all the code is provided, but advanced developers will enjoy seeing the secrets of Benedettelli’s code and techniques revealed. What you’ll learn How to create award–winning robots from scratch to final programming How to build each robot and which materials to use Why certain features have specific designs How to program your robot–all code is available for free download Inspiration and tips and tricks on robotics, a particularly valuable resource for teachers and students Who this book is for Anyone interested in building robots or seeing how it is done. Programmers interested in learning how robots are programmed.
Spectacular, Record-Breaking and Astounding LEGO Projects from Around the World
Author: Sarah Herman
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
From the Great Pyramid of Giza and Hogwarts, to a fully functioning harpsichord and James May's LEGO house, man has never shied away from an extreme building challenge, and the LEGO builders of the twenty-first century are no different. Whether they're re-creating the works of ancient masters in brick form or building life-size superheroes, some LEGO fans are taking their passion for plastic to the extreme. Sarah Herman has brought together some of the world's most ambitious builders in a fact-filled showcase of truly mind-blowing models for this exciting illustrated book that will delight all AFOLs (adult fans of LEGO).
CREATE YOUR OWN SYNCHRONIZED ROBOT ARMY! PLAN, DESIGN, ASSEMBLE, AND PROGRAM ROBOT SQUADS THAT COMMUNICATE and cooperate with each other to accomplish together what they can’t do individually. Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and Bluetooth shows you how to construct a team capability matrix (TCM) and use the Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON) so your robot teams can share sensors, actuators, end effectors, motor power, and programs. Find out how the Bluetooth communications protocol works and how to program Bluetooth in NXT-G, NXC, LabVIEW, and Java. Learn how to send and receive Bluetooth messages, data, and commands among robots, between a robot and a computer, and between an Android smart phone and a robot. Through teamwork, your robots will be able to accomplish amazing feats! THE STEP-BY-STEP ROBOT TEAM PROJECTS IN THE BOOK INCLUDE: * Crime Scene Investigation Robot Team * Robot Convoy * Rubik's Cube Solver LEARN HOW TO: Coordinate multiple robots to work together as a team to perform tasks Combine two or more microcontrollers to make a single, multicontroller/multi-agent robot Take advantage of sensor and actuator capabilities in a team environment Establish goals and teamwork strategies for your robots Control your robot teams with NXT-G Bluetooth bricks and LabVIEW for NXT Bluetooth VI Activate your team using a smart phone Give your team of robots Java power with leJOS Use Java on the Linux and Darwin operating systems Watch video demonstrations of the projects and download code and examples in multiple languages (NXT-G, Java, LabVIEW, and NXC) from the book's companion website at www.robotteams.org. Downloads are also available at mhprofessional.com/robotteams.
Extreme Championship Wrestling Alumni, Extreme Championship Wrestling Championships, Extreme Champions
Author: Source: Wikia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 332. Chapters: Extreme Championship Wrestling alumni, Extreme Championship Wrestling championships, Extreme Championship Wrestling events, Extreme Championship Wrestling pay-per-view events, Extreme Championship Wrestling teams and stables, Chris Wright, ECW Hardcore Revolution, ECW Maryland Championship, Kimona Wanalaya, Mass Transit incident, The Arena, Tod Gordon, WWE NXT, WWE NXT, WWE NXT, WWE NXT, WWE NXT, Abdullah the Butcher, Ace Darling, Adam Birch, Adam Flash, Al Poling, Al Snow, Angel Orsini, Anthony Durante, Arn Anderson, Art Barr, Atsushi Onita, Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, Bam Bam Bigelow, Barry Buchanan, Barry Hardy, Bill Alfonso, Bill Eadie, Bobby Eaton, Brad Cain, Brian Adams, Brian Heffron, Brian Lee, Brian Pillman, Brian Wickens, Carlene Begnaud, Carl Ouellet, Charlie Skaggs, Christopher Daniels, Christopher Ford, Chris Benoit, Chris Candido, Chris Chetti, Chris Hamrick, Chris Jericho, Chris Kanyon, Cody Michaels, Curtis Hughes, Damian 666, Damian Kane, Danny Doring, Davey Boy Smith, David Heath, Dawn Marie Psaltis, Dean Malenko, Denise Riffle, Devon Hughes, Dick Murdoch, Don Callis, Don Muraco, Dory Funk Jr., Douglas Gilbert, Doug Furnas, Dusty Rhodes, Eddie Gilbert, Eddie Guerrero, Ed Farhat, Eiji Ezaki, Erik Watts, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Francine Fournier, Gabe Sapolsky, Gary Albright, George Gray, Glen Osbourne, Glen Ruth, Gran Hamada, Hack Meyers, HC Loc, Hector Guerrero, Ian Rotten, Jack Victory, Jake Roberts, James Maritato, James Mitchell, Jamie Dundee, Jasmin St. Claire, Jason Knight, Jerry Lawler, Jerry Lynn, Jimmy Del Ray, Jimmy Snuka, Jim Cornette, Jim Neidhart, Jinsei Shinzaki, Johnny Devine, Johnny Grunge, Johnny Rodz, John Kronus, Joseph Dorgan, Julio Dinero, Juventud Guerrera, Keiji Takayama, Kelly Wolfe, Kendall Windham, Kid Kash, King Kong Bundy, Konnan, Kouhiro Kanemura, Kurt Angle, Lance Storm, Leatherface, Lenny St. Claire, Lita, Lloyd Ano...