By James Floyd Kelly

James Kelly’s LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming advisor, moment Edition is a fountain of knowledge and concepts for these seeking to grasp the paintings of programming LEGO’s MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kits. This moment version is fully-updated to hide the entire most recent gains and elements within the NXT 2.0 sequence. additionally it is routines on the finish of every bankruptcy and different content material feedback from educators and different readers of the 1st edition.

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming advisor, second Edition specializes in the NXT-G programming language. Readers 10-and-up discover ways to observe NXT-G to real-life difficulties resembling relocating and turning, finding items established upon their colour, making judgements, and lots more and plenty extra. excellent for if you are new to programming, the publication covers the language, the underlying arithmetic, and explains find out how to calibrate and regulate robots for top execution in their programming.

  • Provides programming thoughts and easy-to-follow examples for every and each programming block
  • Includes homework-style workouts to be used via educators
  • Gives transparent directions on the right way to construct a attempt robotic to be used in operating the instance programs

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of laptop and robot programming
  • Easily software your robotic utilizing the NXT-G 1.0 and 2.0 visible programming languages
  • Learn real-world ideas for relocating, ready, identifying, and lots more and plenty more.
  • Get accustomed to new corresponding to the colour sensor integrated within the NXT 2.0 kit
  • Control your robotic manually from a handheld remote control device
  • Learn simple math ideas that would make you a greater programmer

Who this ebook is for

This publication is for individuals 10-years-old and up who're new to programming, or who're new to the NXT-G programming language. The booklet additionally appeals to educators who use NXT-G as a motor vehicle for instructing approximately robotics and programming principles.

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Figure 4-6 shows the Steering section that is available if you have selected either FORWARD or REVERSE for the Direction and have two motor ports checked. ■ Note If you select all three motor ports in the Port section of the configuration panel, the Steering control is turned off. Figure 4-6. The MOVE block’s Steering control in the configuration panel The Steering control can be very useful if you know how to use it. Depending on its setting, you can configure a robot to move in a small or large circle or just spin in place.

But remember— robots aren’t that smart! They need to be given very strict and specific instructions. And those instructions need to be given in a specific order. ” Think of a house. You can’t have a second floor without a first floor to build on top of, right? And you can’t install a roof before you pour the concrete floor and build some walls. There’s an order to how things are done when you build a house. The same goes for programming a robot. Planning Your Program’s Structure Let’s get out SPOT for another example.

Did you see it? The program probably ran so quickly that you didn’t even see the text displayed! Why does this happen? ” to the LCD screen and then end. And that’s exactly what happened—the text displays, and the program ends. This happens so fast that you don’t even get to see the text displayed. The good news is that this is very easy to fix, so let me update the pseudo-code before I continue: SPOT, I’d like you to display the words “Hello World” on your LCD screen for 10 seconds. There are numerous ways to keep the text on the screen until you have a chance to read it, but I’m only going to show you one method in this chapter.

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