Here's the draft version of my NXT book's cover, along with details on the contents. The book is scheduled to hit the bookshelves on Dec 13, 2006. I'll probably post some more details about the book, as well as some information on the writing process and how I put the book together, at a later time.
If you're having trouble reading the text on the back cover, this is what it says:
LEGO Mindstorms NXT has hit the world by storm, giving you the ability to build your own robots and program them to perform all types of actions. What kinds of robots? How about 5 exploratory robots, used to explore the newly discovered tomb of an ancient Mayan king!
You are along for the ride with Evan and his archaeologist uncle as they explore a Mayan pyramid complete with traps and treasures. Using a variety of NXT robots, the archaeology team is able to move deeper into the tomb towards the secrets of King Ixtua. But beware of the traps! The pyramid has successfully avoided unwanted visitors through the centuries, and your team will need to be careful and alert.
You will learn and use a design methodology that will teach you about the new motors and sensors that your robots can use. Complete building and programming instructions are provided for each robot, allowing you to follow along and learn as you build.
Can you help Evan and the team of explorers navigate through the old pyramid and discover King Ixtua’s tomb? Read the stories, examine the environments, and build and program the robots that will allow the team to move closer to the secrets of The Mayan Adventure.