The Unofficial Lego Mindstorms Nxt 2.0 Inventor's Guide

The Unofficial Lego Mindstorms Nxt 2.0 Inventor's Guide


The LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) NXT 2.0 set offers hundreds of building elements, programming software, and powerful electronics that you can use to create amazing robots. But where do you begin?

This eagerly awaited second edition of the bestselling Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor's Guide is your key to designing, building, and programming robots with the NXT 2.0 set.

You'll learn practical building techniques, like how to build sturdy structures and use gears, and gain a solid understanding of the set's NXT-G programming language. A series of projects new to this edition offers step-by-step instructions for building and programming six robots, each of which can be built with just one NXT 2.0 set, including:

Inventor-Bot, a fast, simple, modular vehicle with treadsSentry-Bot, a robot guard that shoots balls at intrudersTable-Bot, a vehicle that uses its antennae to avoid falling off a tabletopThe Jeep, a four-wheeled vehicle that avoids obstacles and follows linesThe Lizard, a large walking robot that uses the color sensor to detect and respond to different colored ballsThe Printer, a stationary robot that uses a pen or marker to draw letters, words, and shapes on paper

Additional resources include the Piece Library, which contains basic information on the more than 80 types of LEGO pieces in the NXT 2.0 set, and the Quick Reference, which lists the 34 types of standard programming blocks. So go ahead. Grab your NXT 2.0 set, fire up your imagination, and see what you can invent with The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide.

Download The Unofficial Lego Mindstorms Nxt 2.0 Inventor's Guide (9781593272159).pdf, available at for free.


David J. Perdue
Paperback | 336 pages
205 x 254 x 25.4mm | 884.51g
Publication date
04 Jan 2011
No Starch Press,US
Publication City/Country
San Francisco, United States
Edition Statement
2nd ed.
Illustrations note
colour illustrations, black & white tables, figures
Bestsellers rank