Definitive Guide to LEGO MINDSTORMS, Second Edition

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The LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System kit enables anyone to build programmable robots with an assortment of LEGO pieces that snap, slide, and click into place. In this exciting second edition from MINDSTORMS expert Dave Baum, you’ll be able to take your robotics experiments to a new level. Baum takes you step-by-step through the entire process of building and programming MINDSTORMS robots using both LEGO’s RCX code and the author’s own, more powerful prog… More >>

Definitive Guide to LEGO MINDSTORMS, Second Edition


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  1. I thought Mindstorms was supposed to be fun. I found this book to be incredibly dry and boring. Sure, the author’s a great programmer, but I just want to have some fun with Mindstorms. At least the O’Reilly book made for some interesting bedtime reading.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. A terse review since we all seem in agreement: the book details a bunch of robots that do a variety of tasks, showing both how to build and program them.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I bought this book and didn’t find it very helpful for my purposes. There are about 14 robots to build, but they are not very complex in what they do. In all fairness I’m 28 years old so it could appeal to younger kids.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. If your the kid that never grew up, have a bent for engineering, and want to take your Lego Mindstorms RIS beyond the limitations of Lego’s RIS 1.5 graphical programming interface; this books is a must. Dave leads you through good construction tips and programming of several robot projects using both the RIS programming environment and his own NQC (Not Quite C) compiler. When RIS can’t handle the job because of the complexity of the programming, NQC programs take over and it rocks!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Very complete book. From Lego Math to multitasking programming.
    Plenty of examples an very well explained.

    Worthful for newbies and intermediate builders.

    It well worth the money
    Rating: 5 / 5

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