Description

Teach your robot new tricks! With this projects-based approach you can program your Mindstorms NXT robot to solve a maze, build a house, run an obstacle course, and many other activities. Along the way you will learn the basics of programming structures and techniques using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL. Includes a DVD w/ e-text, programming code, and link to accompanying website. For hobbyists, and students working on robot projects, Bishop provides the background and tools to program your robot for tasks that go beyond the simple routines provided with the robot kit. The programs range in complexity from simple contact avoidance and path following, to programs generating some degree of artificial intelligence

Key Features

* a how-to guide for programming your robot, using NXT-G and Microsoft VPL
* ten robot-specific projects show how to extend your robot's capabilities beyond the manufacturer's provided software. Examples of projects include:
Maze solver,
Robot House Builder,
Search (obstacle avoidance),
Song and Dance Act
* flowcharts and data flow diagrams are used to illustrate how to develop programs
* introduces basic programming structures
* includes a DVD w/ e-text, programming code, and link to accompanying website

Readership

1) electronic hobbyist (robot, microcontroller), 2) electronics (robot, microcontroller)projects at high school, votech, and college level.

Details

No. of pages:
200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
Print ISBN:
9781597492782
Electronic ISBN:
9780080569963

About the author

Owen Bishop

Author of over 70 books, mostly electronic and many in the field of science education. Contributor to numerous electronic magazines such as Everyday Practical Electronics, Elektor Electronics, Electronics Australia and Electronics Today International. Former Science Education Advisor in developing countries as staff member of the British Council and as a part of the UN Educational and Scientific Organisation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Author, Perth, Australia

Reviews

1) electronic hobbyist (robot, microcontroller), 2) electronics (robot, microcontroller) projects at high school, votech, and college level.