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Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms : The Ultimate Tool for Mindstorms Maniacs by Mario Ferrari (2001-12-15)

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    Mario Ferrari;Giulio Ferrari;Ralph Hempel(Author)

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  • By Brian Bagnall on March 18, 2002

    This is a great book on building Lego Mindstorms robots. The chapter topics are well chosen and Mario's enthusiasm for the topic is infectious. There are chapters on everything from the basics (geometry, gears, pneumatic theory, etc..) to different types of projects (mobile robots, grabber arms, walkers, vehicles, and games). Literally hundreds of hours worth of Lego Mindstorms projects are packed inside. Each project has a lot going for it.The photographs are of a surprising quality and it's evident the authors spared no effort in constructing them. For example, the pneumatics chapter shows a cutaway section of a piston with airflow conveniently labeled. This sort of attention to detail really helps with understanding.The book is ideal for everyone from the child who wants to make robots from popular movies, to the serious builder who wants to make a robot arm for playing chess, to the hardcore engineer who wants to make vehicles worthy of Mars exploration. I highly recommend this book, even if you just want to flip through the pages and marvel at the robots.

  • By Rod Recker on February 27, 2002

    I have read this cover to cover and even though I have built many lego models, I learned something new on each page. This book is also appropriate for any creative Lego projects - not just Mindstorms. It teaches you the way to approach projects, how to build them soundly, and encourages your creativity. The writing style is vey fluid.

  • By Jon. D. S. on November 3, 2011

    I remember when my father first got me this book many years ago. This book inspired me and made me want to build not just the creations in the book, but more of my own designs (I'm an award winning competitor in robotics competitions now). If I had not read this book,I would never have even considered robotics as a carrer choice. This book made me believe that robotics was not something mysterious left to the likes of Newton and Einstein, but was something way cool, well within my reach.Now to the book. It's well written and fun to read (if it held a twelve year old with ADD spellbound, it'll transfix most others). There are lots of pictures with pictures of parts or the entirety of the robots discussed, greatly helping the reader to understand what to expect. While they didn't give the actual instructions for any of the robots they built and described in the book, they did describe important concepts such as cog (center of gravity), that are vital to robotics. They also give useful info on gearing, programming, and much, much more. The explanations for all of these are simple enough for just about anyone to understand but complicated enough to give all the basic knowledge. There are more than enough ideas in the book to get anyone started. It's probably a good thing there are no instructions, just close-ups to let readers see how stuff works. The reader is then allowed to retain the ideas and principles while discovering as much as possibe by him/herselfMake no mistake, this book will appeal to kids and adults alike.

  • By derek veen on May 16, 2013

    I think this book is very useful for the novice Mindstorms user. I would like to see more programming information but this book is excellent otherwise.

  • By Bert Venema on February 22, 2015

    Fast delivery and correct description of the selling goods.

  • By A customer on January 3, 2002

    This book differs from many of the other Mindstorms book in that it more of a springboard to what robots can do. There are few programming examples, but many novel ideas stretching our imagination about what can be accomplished with Mindstorms.

  • By Kari Santos on August 3, 2007

    I bought this book to get a better understanding of the Mindstorm NXT system. While this book is very interesting, it does not cover NXT -- so the descriptions of the programming, the sensors, even the basic lego pieces do not match what you'd get in a NXT package.


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