Classic Lego Mindstorms Projects and Software Tools: Award-Winning Designs from Master Builders

1st Edition

Authors: Kevin Clague Mario Ferrari Miguel Agullo Guilio Ferrari Doug Carlson
Paperback ISBN: 9781597490894
eBook ISBN: 9780080555461
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 9th October 2006


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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Lego Mindstorms fans and those new to 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.

Table of Contents

Stair-Climber The Learning Brick Sorter The LEGO Turing Machine PneumADDic II Synchropillar The Shape-Shifting Camera Tank (SSCT) CyberArm IV: Robotic Arm With Feedback Sensors Super Battle Droid Orbital Defense Cannon Imperial AT-ST Go-Rilla X-Stormer Droid Transporter Draigon Scorpion Assassin Droid Ludic Ordinance Unit (LOU) Imperial Hound The Bug Funky Chicken Techno-Walker Missile Turret MINDSTORMS F1 Racer The Three-in-One Bot The Aerial Tram The LEGO Safe The ULK (Useful LEGO Knowledge) The SpinnerBot RIS Turtle WideBot SumoBug Hopper HunterBot Nessie Nellie The DominoBot The Drawbridge Candy Wrapper Compactor Robo-Hominid


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About the Author

Kevin Clague

Mario Ferrari

Mario Ferrari received his first Lego box around 1964, when he was 4. Lego was his favorite toy for many years, until he thought he was too old to play with it. In 1998, the Lego Mindstorms RIS set gave him reason to again have Lego become his main addiction. Mario believes Lego is the closest thing to the perfect toy. He is Managing Director at EDIS, a leader in finishing and packaging solutions and promotional packaging. The advent of the MINDSTORMS product line represented for him the perfect opportunity to combine his interest in IT and robotics with his passion for LEGO bricks, which started during his early childhood. Mario has been a very active member of the online MINDSTORMS community from the beginning and has pushed LEGO robotics to its limits. Mario holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Turin and has always nourished a strong interest for physics, mathematics, and computer science. He is fluent in many programming languages and his background includes positions as an IT manager and as a project supervisor. Mario estimates he owns over 60,000 Lego pieces. Mario works in Modena, Italy, where he lives with his wife Anna and his children Sebastiano and Camilla.

Affiliations and Expertise

Author of bestselling "Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms", Italy

Miguel Agullo

Guilio Ferrari

Doug Carlson