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The LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Discovery Book
The LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Discovery Book
by Laurens Valk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Discovery Book - Quite a discovery!, 7 Jun. 2010
The building and programming instructions that come with the original LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 set are nice, but contain only 4 models and basic programming instructions for those. After finishing those models I wanted more and this book is just the thing.

It contains very clear printed instructions for the models it explains (I personally prefer that to having to sit in front of my PC while building) it provides explanations of how the programming blocks work in a much easier to understand format than the NXT-G help files (it feels like someone takes you by the hand to personally show you around instead of having to dig your way through the documentation) and goes way beyond what you learn in the instructions that come with the NXT set by explaining how to use wires to pass data between blocks.

Rather than just telling you how to put the programming blocks together the book teaches you how the program works using easy to understand diagrams.

Last but not least, the book contains a considerable number of interesting robots that are fun to build and additional challenges to expand on them. To make this even easier, there is a companion website where you can ask questions and propose solutions.

I really like the first and last pages on the book (inside cover and inside back cover) which provide you with a reference chart to easily identify parts of different lengths and a complete inventory of the NXT 2.0 set.

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