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By Daniele Benedettelli

Who's This booklet For? often, it is a booklet that are supposed to entertain each person. If the examining will upload anything to your
knowledge, rather a lot the higher! So, this ebook is for the following:
• these from 6 to 106 years outdated, wishing to construct cool LEGO robots to celebrate, without
being professional programmers.
• those that are looking to construct a Johnny five reproduction (more than you may think!).
• those that want concept for his or her personal new creations.
• people who find themselves bored with exploring the identical region of countless numbers of desktop screens
occupied by way of the graphical NXT-G block courses, who are looking to switch notably the
way to software the NXT.
• these wishing to profit a textual C-like programming language with out getting frustrated
by advanced dead courses for newbies, or bored by way of summary exercises.
Every application during this publication produces noticeable results.
• these wishing to benefit new programming techniques.
Children, remind your mom and dad that LEGO MINDSTORMS isn't their unique toy. Ask
them for aid in the event you want—you’ll have a good time! mom and dad and grandparents, you could use
this e-book as an excuse to begin taking part in heavily with LEGO robots, whereas spending time with
your young ones and grandkids. yet permit pass of that NXT brick—let ’em play too!

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Not so scary, is it? After learning some more theory in Chapter 3, you’ll be able to build and program a scale-sized replica of the imperial AT-ST in Chapter 4: the All Terrain Scout Transport walker from the Star Wars saga. 45 CHAPTER 3 ■■■ Finite State Machines M ost simple robots don’t show much interesting behavior. Usually, a sequential program flow regulates their actions: the robot walks until it sees an obstacle, it backs up and turns, and then starts walking forward again in a loop. What do you do if you desire more interesting behavior?

They are interactive, meaning that they include a Rotation Sensor (optical encoder) that allows you to control interactively the shaft position with 1 degree of resolution, and to set the rotation speed from –100 to 100. A whole shaft rotation is equal to 360 degrees. The Touch Sensor gives your robots the sense of touch: it detects when it is pressed or released, returning a Boolean reading that can be 1 or 0. The Light Sensor can distinguish between light and dark colors, measuring the amount of light reflected by the surface illuminated by its LED; it can also measure the light intensity in the environment with the LED off.

A whole shaft rotation is equal to 360 degrees. The Touch Sensor gives your robots the sense of touch: it detects when it is pressed or released, returning a Boolean reading that can be 1 or 0. The Light Sensor can distinguish between light and dark colors, measuring the amount of light reflected by the surface illuminated by its LED; it can also measure the light intensity in the environment with the LED off. The Sound Sensor makes your robot hear, measuring the sound intensity in decibels. Its readings go from 4 in a silent room to 100, corresponding to people shouting or loud music.

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