LEGO® Mindstorms NXT 2.0 The King's Treasure provides an engaging way to learn about robotic design and troubleshooting using one Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit form LEGO.
Built around the story of Evan, a budding young robotics expert, and his archeologist uncle, the book presents plans for five exciting new robots in the context of a storyline about the search for the long lost treasure of an ancient, Mayan king.
While the kit itself comes with instructions for building and programming four robots, kit owners are often left asking "What do I do next?" Building robots can often be a little intimidating, with the builder unsure of where to begin or how to start designing his or her own unique robots. That's where The King's Treasure comes in: Not only does this book provide five new robots for you to build, it also provides a design worksheet and a thought process to use in developing even more new designs of your own.
LEGO® Mindstorms NXT 2.0: The King:'s Treasure is a mini-course in robot design. You'll learn about the motors an sensors in your NXT 2.0 kit. You'll learn to constructively brainstorm solutions to problems. And you'll follow clear, photo-illustrated instructions that help you build, test, and operated a series of five robots corresponding to the five challenges Evan and his uncle must overcome in their search lost treasure.
Pulling together the robot design training, building instructions, and programming instructions is the story of Evan and his uncle's quest to find and unlock the secrets of the legendary Mayan king's treasure. Evan and the archaeology team once again find themselves facing unique challenges and traps-and you, the reader, will face those same trails as your robot building and programming skills are put to the test.
- Author: Kelly, James Floyd
- 321 pages; Paperback
- Recommended reading level: General Teen