Multcolib Northwest Picks: Legos @ the Library!
Annotation:Gives readers an up-close look at the bricks, constructions, and minifigures of the LEGO® Harry Potter universe -- from Hogwarts Castle to Hagrid's hut.
Annotation:Make amazing robots and gadgets with two of today's hottest DIY technologies. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll learn how to build devices with Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 and the Arduino prototyping platform. Mindstorms alone lets you create incredible gadgets. Bring in Arduino for some jaw-dropping functionality-and open a whole new world of possibilities. Build a drink dispenser, music synthesizer, wireless lamp, and more
Annotation:Build and program teams of Mindstorms robots that communicate and cooperate with each other wirelessly via Bluetooth Robots are taking over the world! Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth gives growing hordes of robot enthusiasts an unprecedented array of tools and techniques to build teams of robots that work together!
Annotation:More than two dozen fun and challenging projects using the next generation of LEGO® Mindstorms™ and the Java™ programming language are included in this guide. LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is an incredible updated kit for building and programming robots.
Annotation:Brick City is a model builder's festival in book form. It's a pictorial collection of world- famous buildings--and a photo gallery that also includes pictures of each building's miniaturized model. What lends special distinction to the models is the way they're constructed... entirely of LEGO bricks.
Annotation:A visual chronicle of key moments in LEGO history includes coverage of spotlight developments, main toy systems, the LEGOLAND theme parks, and LEGO's diversification into the visual arts.
Annotation:You'll be inspired by these animal-like models that walk, crawl, hop, and roll! The book introduces you to the NXT kit and reviews the parts you'll need in order to begin building. Next, you'll learn how to program with the NXT-G programming language, Finally, you'll learn how to build each robot and program it to act like its real animal cousins.
Annotation:Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor's Guide is your key to designing, building, and programming robots with the NXT 2.0 set.
Annotation:This step-by-step guide shows beginners how to use the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit and their computer to build fantastic robots, animals, vehicles, and so much more.
Annotation:If you're serious about having fun with LEGO robotics, you've come to the right place. The team behind The NXT STEP blog has packaged its considerable skills and experience in this book. Inside, you'll find some of the team's best ideas for creating cool and sophisticated models, including instructions for eight robots you can build yourself.
Annotation:Gears -- Shafts and connectors -- Gear combinations -- Gears in a turntable -- Gears in series -- Angles gears -- Worm drives -- Chains and treads -- Rubber bands -- Rack-an-pinion gears -- Moving to and fro -- Moving freely -- Going the distance -- Motors and gears -- Building in any direction -- Strong combinations -- Two simple chassis -- Doors -- Pulley systems -- Rubber band power -- More uses for gears -- Making music.
Annotation:This visual guide is the brainchild of master builder Yoshihito Isogawa of Tokyo, Japan. Each title is filled with photos of Isogawa's unique models, all of which are designed to fire the imaginations of LEGO builders young and old. Imagine. Create. Invent. Now, what will you build?
Annotation:The Technic models in Fantastic Contraptions include working catapults, crawling spiders, and bipedal walkers, as well as gadgets powered by fans, propellers, springs, magnets, and vibration. You'll even learn how to add lights, pneumatics, and solar panels to your own models.
Annotation:Features all-new LEGO® building projects, tips to supplement and enhance your LEGO creations, inspirational builds, and expert advice from LEGO Master Builders.
Annotation:This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand.
Annotation:This gorgeous, full-color book shows off both the beauty and technical brilliance of LEGO Mindstorms NXT, and helps absolute beginners quickly gain true mastery through three start-to-finish, hands-on projects.
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