LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Design Patterns for Fun and Competition
Author: James Jeffrey Trobaugh
Design that works! It's what you need if you're building and competing with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics. You'll find uses for the new light sensors and gyro sensors in navigation, helping you to follow lines and make turns more consistently. Approach collision detection with greater confidence through EV3's ultrasonic sensor. Learn new designs for power attachments. Winning Design! is about building with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 for fun, for education, but especially for competition. Author James Trobaugh is an experienced coach and leader in the FIRST LEGO League. In this book, he shares his hard-won knowledge about design principles and techniques that contribute toward success in robotics competitions. Winning Design! unlocks the secrets of reliable design using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. You’ll learn proven design patterns that you can employ for common tasks such as turning, pushing, and pulling. You’ll reduce and compensate for variation in performance from battery charge levels and motor calibration differences. You’ll produce designs that won’t frustrate you by not working, but that will delight you with their reliable performance in the heat of competition. Good design is about more than just the hardware. Software counts for a lot, and Winning Design! has you covered. You’ll find chapters on program design and organization with tips on effective coding and documentation practices. You’ll learn about master programs and the needed flexibility they provide. There’s even a section on presenting your robot and software designs to the judges. Winning Design! is the book you need if you're involved in competitions such as FIRST LEGO League events. Whether coach, parent, or student, you’ll find much in this book to make your design and competition experience fun and memorable, and educational. Don't be without this book if you're leading a team of young people as they build skills toward a future in technology. What You Will Learn Build winning robots on a foundation of good chassis design Reduce variability in robot mechanical movements Design modular attachments for quick change during competition Solve navigation problems such as steering, squaring up, and collision detection Manage software using master programs and other techniques Power your robot attachments via motors and pneumatics Who This Book Is For Students, parents, teachers, and coaches involved in LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot design and programming.
Architectural competitions attract both young practices and established names. This book provides an opportunity for architects to gain information for their own reference in competition entry. It covers procedures in the administration of competition
Practical Application of Lean Principles for Transforming the Speed to Market, the Quality, and the Costs of New Product Development
Author: Rob Westrick,Chris Cooper
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Business & Economics
Winning by Design is a practical book for both the people concerned with the real world of change and its results and for the people expected to execute this change. The first part of the book was written for the leaders - those who wish to create a vision and initiate the changes. The second is aimed at the people who are tasked with implementing and driving the change to a better new product development process and environment, providing a very practical guide for project teams working on new products and services. The authors believe and hope that this book will initiate a new approach to product development and the way it is managed. Both Westrick and Cooper have had many successes with this approach and have a strong desire to share it with others through Winning by Design.
Technology, Product Design and International Competitiveness
Author: Vivien Walsh,Robin Roy,Margaret Bruce,Stephen Potter
Category: Business & Economics
The crucial role of product design in international competition is only now becoming fully appreciated. Based on a wide range of research in over 100 leading companies worldwide, this book describes and analyzes from a new perspective how good product design contributes to competitiveness and profitability.
Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the fields of environmental psychology and education, the authors show you how architecture and interior spaces can positively influence individuals with neurodiversities by modifying factors such as color, lighting, space organization, textures, acoustics, and ventilation. Now you can design homes, therapeutic environments, work environments, and outdoor spaces to encourage growth and learning for the projected 500,000 children with ASD (in the United States alone) who are expected to reach adulthood by 2024. Topics discussed include: -Environmental design theories -Symptoms of ASD -Sensory processing deficits -Design needs of individuals on the spectrum at all ages -Design methods and solutions for spaces, including residential, learning, work, and therapeutic environments encompassing a wide range of budgets -Designing for self-actualization, well-being, and a high quality of life for the duration of an individual's life -Avenues for healthy living and aging in place -Biophilic design -Environmental impact on well-being -Strategies to promote active living as an integral part of the welfare focus.
Don Metz,Catherine Tredway,Kenneth R. Tremblay,Lawrence Von Bamford
75 Award-Winning Plans for Your Dream House, 1,250 Square Feet or Less
Author: Don Metz,Catherine Tredway,Kenneth R. Tremblay,Lawrence Von Bamford
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Category: House & Home
75 unique designs for attractive, efficient, environmentally friendly homes. Now available in paperback, this collection of 75 plans for small homes offers more than 500 usable blueprints and other illustrations for a variety of living spaces suitable for every environment and style, from a New England farmhouse to a sophisticated townhouse in the city to a Santa Fe ranch. The designs include site drawings, floor plans, elevation drawings, section drawings, perspective drawings, and exploded views. A brief introduction to each home describes its setting, the philosophy behind the design and its intended use, materials used, recommended landscaping, and more. Many of the homes come with money-saving and environmentally sound features such as solar panels and water heaters, wood stoves, ceiling fans, airlock entries, wind power alternatives, and natural gas heaters.
This volume explores six key aspects of sports design with essays by prominent designers, writers and commentators. The impact of modern materials, high technology and the design of contemporary sports equipment is examined by designer Richard Seymour. Richard Williams, formerly sports writer on The Guardian, focuses on how design and technological advances have changed the rules of contemporary sports.
A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn
Author: Todd Radom
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Baseball, our national pastime. Every fan has memories of their team’s incredible victories and anguishing defeats. We remember the home runs, the walk-off wins, and the moments that will last a lifetime. We also remember those things which we wish we could forget: the errors, the mental mistakes . . . and the ugly uniforms. In an ode to those eyesores, Todd Radom has collected and chronicled some of the swing-and-misses we’ve ever seen on the baseball diamond. Remember when the Chicago White Sox thought wearing shorts in 1977 was a good idea? How about when the Baltimore Orioles wore their all-orange jerseys in 1971? Do you remember the 1999 “Turn Ahead the Clock” campaign? Or the most recent all-camo jerseys of San Diego Padres? Yes, there is much to talk about when it comes to the odd uniform decisions teams have made over the years. But just like there’s love out there for French bulldogs or Christmas sweaters, ugly uniforms hold a warm place in the heart of all baseball fans. Sure they didn’t affect wins and losses (unless you mention Chris Sale), but a fan’s love and ire goes well beyond the current standings. So whether your team appears in Ugly Baseball Uniforms or not, fans of the sport will enjoy reliving the moments most teams would like to forget.
Packed with hundreds of full-color graphics, Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals is a "must-have" for trial lawyers to help turn trial themes into visual images that juries are more likely to understand, believe, and remember. The book analyzes key visual communication tools such as maps, timelines, graphs and photos, addressing what works and why, and teaches graphic design basics to help presenters improve their own visuals. It also offers strategic tips for high and low-tech presentations, provides advice on spotting misleading visuals, and surveys federal and state law on demonstrative evidence across the country.
A thorough guide to technical analysis methods applied for success in the options market Though still not widely practiced or accepted in the options market, technical analysis is becoming increasingly common. As the practice spreads, traders are discovering how useful technical analysis is for determining clear entry and exit signals. Trading Options: Using Technical Analysis to Design Winning Trades takes the standard technical analysis approach and applies it to the options market. Author Greg Harmon combines technical analysis with a deep understanding of the options market to explain how to design technically created trades that lead to outsized gains with low costs of entry and managed risk. The book covers trend determination, security identification and selection, tools and trade design, and executing, hedging, and adjusting trades. Ideal for individual investors and options traders Identifies and applies mainstream technical analysis methods to the volatile options market Perfect for stock traders that wish to delve in to technical analysis and options Written by the founder of Dragonfly Capital Management, which provides daily technical analysis of securities markets and trade ideas, and CIO of Presidium Capital Management which provides money management for clients
Author: Billie Enz,Sharon A. Kortman,Connie J. Honaker
Publisher: Kappa Delta Pi
"This practical guide eases the transition from student to teacher by providing everything a new teacher needs to make the first year of teaching successful and enjoyable: * Samples and illustrations to use as templates for creating a classroom newsletter, learning more about students, and establishing key routine procedures * Surveys to help assess and reflect on individual teaching philosophy and skills * Blueprints for setting up a classroom and creating an effective learning environment * A design for creating a personalized planning notebook to organize lesson plans and activities * Ideas for tracking student progress and assessment * Expert tips for communicating with parents about homework * Suggestions for establishing an effective classroom management plan * Techniques for managing time and recognizing stress."
This Book/DVD kit meets the growing demand from Lego Mindstorms fans for additional projects that can be built from their existing Lego Mindstorms kits. Over 40 new projects will appeal to that dedicated segment of the Lego audience that are committed to the RIS 1.x and 2.x standards. The book contains seven complete "Master" projects that illustrate how great design, planning, mechanical engineering skills, and programming can create stunning and award winning projects. The DVD contains instruction for over 40 projects in Adobe PDF form, a full suite of Lego software tools, and RCX/NQC code files. The projects range from the simple to the sophisticate, and are perfect for self-learning. * Complete new set of projects for the RIS 1.x and 2.x * This Book and DVD package delivers a complete kit, perfect for team projects as well as those individual building * packed full with award winning designs that will inspire any Mindstorms fan
“Dual purposes underscore this richly illustrated handbook: to pay tribute to outstanding contemporary American box makers and to guide potential box makers to successful fruition of their desire....The author presents general directions. Then come profiles of 31outstanding box makers with directions for making specific projects. A very useful and attractive addition.” —Booklist.
Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
Author: Ken Kocienda
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
* WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era—the Golden Age of Apple. Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple’s creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies. Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation—inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy—and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture. An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.
Winning Designs from Print Magazine's National Design Competition
Publisher: North Light Books
Despite the increasing prevalence of digital media, booklets and brochures remain staples of the designer's repertory. PRINT gathers here the best examples from its Regional Design Annuals and adds detailed information about how and why these pieces were created. Booklets and brochures are arranged according to type of client and function, so readers can compare pieces within categories as broad as corporate communications or as specific as college catalogs or sales brochures for office furniture. Each example is accompanied by the story of its creation - what the client wanted, who the audience would be, how the design functions, what type of stocks and ink were used, how special effects were achieved, and so forth. The booklets and brochures in this volume are divided into seven categories: Corporate Communications, Annual Reports, Retail Sales, Educational and Cultural Institutions, Design and Printing, Paper Companies, and Tourism and Travel. Designers creating booklets and brochures for a wide spectrum of clients will find guidance and inspiration in this collection of pieces drawn from the best of PRINT's Regional Design Annual.