Through the use of a fictional story, this book details how to
build and design robots. Although it offers numerous robotic
designs and offers detailed information on how to build and program
each robot, readers are encouraged to come up with their own.
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure presents a multipart
fictional story as the basis for creating a NXT robot. Members of
an archaeological expedition searching for a Mayan pyramid
encounter various problems that they solve with the help of a
custom-built NXT robot. Following each story chapter is a
"theory" chapter that provides related concepts and
programming knowledge. In this fashion, you'll learn to design
your own NXT robot with four unique designs using constructive
brainstorming techniques along the way.
James Kelly is the author of LEGO Mindstorms NXT: The Mayan Adventure (Apress, December 2006).
He was accepted as a member of the beta team for testing of the new Mindstorms NXT. He created the 1 Mindstorms NXT blog in January 2006 and it continues to draw an estimated 30,000+ readers monthly for news, updates, and information on the NXT. Readers and fans of NXT know his name and that he is actively involved in promoting the NXT as well as teaching kids and adults how to design, build, and program robots using the new kit.