Lego Mindstorms Interfacing

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(Tab Books) Provides everything you need to be off and interfacing: 12 heavily illustrated applications and construction plans, each complete with: project description, screen shots, color art, photographs, and clearly written, descriptive text. Softcover. CD-ROM included. … More >>

Lego Mindstorms Interfacing

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5 Comments

  1. This book is great because it gives step-by-step
    explanations on various ways in programming RCX brain
    and how to interface with various sensors.
    A wonderful motivator for Mechatronics.
    Dr. Chung, Lawrence Tech University
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Oh, what a wonderful book. Easy to read and follow, lots of easy to use techniques and illustrations. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the field. This could very well be a great teaching tool for many colleges and high schools. I’m very much impressed with the lab projects. A great book to have for reference resources.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I found the book easy for me to understand. Although I am relatively new to Mindstorms, I needed to be able to move beyond the basics. The programs provided on the cd gave me some more ideas of where I can go as I develop myself. It’s light-hearted and full of illustrations that gave me a thorough understanding of the concepts that he discussed. This book is an asset to any collection.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. The book is exactly what it says in the preface: “(This) book presents a system-engineering methodology for the design, construction, and testing of robotic hardware, software, and mechanical interfacing”.

    The book is not for LEGO beginners but for advanced (electronics) users. There are some LEGO robot tips as well, and once you get used to engineering language (POC – proof of concept, BOM – Bill of Materials etc.) it is a nice book.

    The book is more about circuit interfaces and related techniques so the experimentalist (you) needs much more than one LEGO set: for example “one salvaged RC transmitter-receiver pair” and scout, LEGO speed computer, Radio Shack Electronics Learning Lab etc.

    I really didn’t like the cartoon type drawings of RCX brick, sensors and … electrons.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. In this book Don Wilcher provides step by step instructions and lab projects to use the LEGO Mindstorms RCX and Scout as a basis for many types of robotic inventions. Learn new types of software interfaces, data aquisition methods, diagnostic tools, and more. The CD included with the book provides computer programs and circuit simulations. I would recommend this book for anyone that has the desire to learn and experiment with electronic controls and software for robots.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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