By Daniele Benedettelli
Who's This e-book For? customarily, this can be a ebook that are supposed to entertain every body. If the analyzing will upload whatever to your
knowledge, loads the higher! So, this e-book is for the following:
• these from 6 to 106 years previous, wishing to construct cool LEGO robots to have a good time, without
being professional programmers.
• those that are looking to construct a Johnny five copy (more than you could think!).
• those that want notion for his or her personal new creations.
• those people who are bored with exploring the similar quarter of 1000s of machine screens
occupied via the graphical NXT-G block courses, who are looking to swap noticeably the
way to software the NXT.
• these wishing to benefit a textual C-like programming language with out getting frustrated
by complex lifeless courses for beginners, or bored by way of summary exercises.
Every software during this ebook produces seen results.
• these wishing to profit new programming techniques.
Children, remind your mom and dad that LEGO MINDSTORMS isn't really their particular toy. Ask
them for aid in case you want—you’ll have a good time! mom and dad and grandparents, you could use
this publication as an excuse to begin enjoying heavily with LEGO robots, whereas spending time with
your young children and grandkids. yet allow cross of that NXT brick—let ’em play too!
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A whole shaft rotation is equal to 360 degrees. The Touch Sensor gives your robots the sense of touch: it detects when it is pressed or released, returning a Boolean reading that can be 1 or 0. The Light Sensor can distinguish between light and dark colors, measuring the amount of light reflected by the surface illuminated by its LED; it can also measure the light intensity in the environment with the LED off. The Sound Sensor makes your robot hear, measuring the sound intensity in decibels. Its readings go from 4 in a silent room to 100, corresponding to people shouting or loud music.
Its readings go from 4 in a silent room to 100, corresponding to people shouting or loud music. The Ultrasonic Sensor enables your robot to see obstacles, measure distances, and detect movement. This digital sensor measures the distance from an object like a bat does, calculating the time needed by an ultrasonic sound wave to hit the object and return. It can measure distances from 0 to 255 centimeters, with an error of 5 3cm. Finally, the brain of your robot is the NXT brick. It is a microcomputer, programmable with a PC, that lets your LEGO robots come alive, just like JohnNXT (see Chapter 8).
Inside the circles, as shown in Figure 3-3, you can see the state names that are just numbers from 0 to 5. On the arcs, there are the labels describing the events (T, B) and the actions (R). Figure 3-3 shows that every state can have more than one transition to other states: as many outgoing arcs as the number of the events possible in that state. 49 50 CHAPTER 3 ■ FINITE STATE MACHINES Our counter can count up to five (to keep the whole thing small), but we could easily go beyond this limit. When the system starts, the FSM is in state 0 (this is the entry state).
Creating Cool MINDSTORMS NXT Robots (Technology in Action) by Daniele Benedettelli