Advanced NXT: The Da Vinci Inventions Book (Technology in Action)
|Rating||:||4.34 (952 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||369 Pages|
Boy, you better have a LOT of Lego I was really looking forward to this book, and when I got it I enjoyed reading it. The problem is I can't build any of the projects. Each needs very many regular Lego pieces so if were not heavily into Lego as a kid you are out of luck. I priced the cost of the Lego bits ala carte for the simplest project, the revolving bridge, and it would be about $20. And not just that. Each project requires more axels and pulleys and gears that come with the NXT set. So unless you have a bunch of friends that also have NXT you are out of luck. So I am very disapointed. I wish they had put the hardware requirements on the cover and I would have . Satisfied Customer said Cheap production for the cost of the book. The pictures are horrible - even with a magnifying glass its very difficult to follow. This turns what should be a valuable learning experience into increasing frustration for the young engineer. Thumbs very down. The author deserved better schematic support!. Relating Old and New Todd Vaules Just the idea behind this book makes it worth purchasing. Taking the ideas of one of the greatest minds in history and applying it to a brilliant robotic platform is genius. Relating the robots to Da Vinci's designs is a great learning experience for old and young. My 8 year-old is becoming quite a fan of Leonardo due to the use of this book.The bots in the book are great, and the potential for extensibility is even greater. There are quite a few new NXT books out this year and this is definitely one of best especially if you are interested in tying the evolution of physics and mechanization to modern technology.I highly recommend
The book starts with a short and engaging introduction to Leonardo da Vinci and his work, including pictures of the original drawings of some of his designs. … The step-by-step instructions for building the different designs are relatively easy to follow for people who are not novices with Lego parts." (M. 49 (12), December, 2008). Gini, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. From the reviews: "This book describes how to mechanize in Lego five designs by Leonardo da Vinci. … Overall, the book is clear and well written
. His NXT-related Web site is extremely popular. He is also a frequent contributor to the well-known NXT blog, The NXT STEP. Matthias Scholz is a member of the LEGO Mindstorms Community Partners Program. He majored in mathematics at the University of Bayreuth in Germany, and has held various positions in German IT enterprises
Projects for building and programming five of Leonardo's most famous inventions are covered in detail: the tank, the helicopter, the catapult, the flying machine, and the revolving bridge.This book is written for serious NXT programmers and covers the most popular programming environments available today. The popularity of NXT and the success of The Da Vinci Code are combined in this fascinating book. The book is abundantly illustrated and includes sample code and countless best-practices strategies.