LEGO Mindstorms NXT : The Mayan Adventure (Paperback) - Kelly, James Floyd

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Good Book to Get Started with Lego NXT

by Merwin Barrows on 2/9/2007

Lego Mindstorms NXT: The Mayan Adventure is an excellent book. It combines a narrative that is engaging to kids with some concrete examples of what is possible with the Lego NXT Robotics system. In addition to the narrative and technical details about NXT, this book teaches the value of planning and analysis prior to building and coding. These are important aspects in Information Technology that seem to have been left behind by the current generation of programmers and analysts. Last, but not least, this book provides some interesting insight into the Mayan culture. I will definitely be looking for other books that provide this kind of integrated approach to learning. Read More

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We are planning at least three books for NXT. This one, The Mayan Adventure, is for children 10 to 15 years old, which is the largest market for the NXT robotic system. Because NXT is also attracts high school students and adults, our other two books will target that audience.

This book tells the story of a team of archeologists that occasionally runs into difficulties and designs its NXT robot to overcome them. Although the book does reveal possible solutions, readers are encouraged to come up with their own and worksheets are provided where they can brainstorm.

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Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc
Mfg Part# 9781590597637
SKU 203149089
Format Paperback
ISBN10 159059763X
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 7L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Utilizing an adventure story to show beginners how to design robots, an entertaining handbook explains how to create robots, kinetic works of art, and more through the combination of plastic gears, pulleys, beams, bricks, axles, and connector pegs, with motors, sensors, and programmable LEGO bricks, as it follows a team of archaeologists as they confront various problems and use NXT robots to overcome them. Original. (Beginner)
Editors Note 1 Utilizing an adventure story to show beginners how to design robots, an entertaining handbook explains how to create robots, kinetic works of art, and more through the combination of plastic gears, pulleys, beams, bricks, axles, and connector pegs, with motors, sensors, and programmable LEGO bricks, as it follows a team of archaeologists as they confront various problems and use NXT robots to overcome them. Original. (Beginner)
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