By Matthias Paul Scholz
This amply illustrated ebook is set construction a few of Leonardo da Vinci's most renowned innovations with LEGO's breathtaking robotic know-how, the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. during this ebook, you are going to revive such attention-grabbing units because the flying computing device, the aerial screw, the revolving bridge, the double leaf spring catapult, and the armored car—five centuries after their production via the good Renaissance engineer. utilizing one of the most complicated programming environments for the NXT, you are going to make robots that paintings, flow, and reply the way in which Leonardo meant his unique innovations to do 500 years ago.
By engineering the LEGO types contained during this, publication you won't merely turn into accustomed to the MINDSTORMS NXT know-how, but additionally with innovations to construct complicated robots with NXT and to software them utilizing various cutting-edge NXT programming languages reminiscent of NXT-G, NXC, RobotC, pbLua, and leJOS NXJ.
For all 5 robots, historic historical past info is equipped. precise high quality step by step development directions, in addition to an difficult advisor for every unmarried application let either the green LEGO person in addition to the NXT aficionado to develop into conversant in the paintings of manufacturing really good NXT creations and utilize many refined positive factors of the NXT.
This e-book will unharness the artistic powers that shut eye in every body and mix them with the natural pleasure of enjoying. yet pay attention: you're shocked through the stupendous effects this mixture is apt to spawn.
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45 46 CHAPTER 2 ■ A 3,000-FOOT LOOK AT NXT PROGRAMM IN G ENVIRONMEN TS Figure 2-24. RobotC’s real-time debugger Editor The editor is separated into two parts: a tree that lists language elements, and the actual editing section. The elements in the tree can be dragged into the editing section, thus helping the programmer easily gain an overview of the language elements and save on typing. The editing section is the place where you actually write your program code. It features syntax highlighting, code completion, and intelligent indenting.
29 30 CHAPTER 2 ■ A 3,000-FOOT LOOK AT NXT PROGRAMM IN G ENVIRONMEN TS LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software is the software that comes with the NXT retail kit. It is the software developed and distributed by the LEGO Group itself and is endorsed by the company for programming NXT robots. The following image shows the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software loading. The LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software is available for Windows XP and the Mac and was developed for LEGO by National Instruments, an Austin, Texas–based company specializing in automated test environments and virtual instrumentation software.
On the following pages you will take a tour through some existing programming environments for the NXT that will provide you with a toolbox to choose from and the knowledge of what to choose when. 1 Of course, this is just a 3,000-foot view. Discussion of the details of the programming environments or their advantages and drawbacks is out of the scope of this book. However, you can find some reading recommendations in Appendix D on this topic. For each of the environments discussed in this chapter, there’s an associated paragraph in Appendix A that will help you install and configure it on your machine as well as download the programs and run them on your Brick.
Advanced NXT: The Da Vinci Inventions Book by Matthias Paul Scholz