Feb 28, 2011

NXT 2.0 Lizard

Here's a video that shows one of the robots that appear in the Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide. This book is an updated version of David J. Perdue's original Inventor's Guide. For this revision, David revised the theory chapters and I've created the new project section. This includes six robot projects, with building instructions, programs and further exploration activities. All activities can be done with just one NXT 2.0 kit.

One of the robots is the Lizard, which also appears on the cover. It's a four legged animal that responds to different color signals. Blue accounts for normal behavior; Red colors will make it aggressive, and Green is food -- listen to what it says after I give a green signal, he's well raised!

5 comments:

dimastero said...

very nice! I like the way it swings its tail. looks very realistic.

Daniele Benedettelli said...

Very nice design...but not a lizard or a "lizard" at all! ;)

Laurens Valk said...

True... It was a Stegosaurus before, including moving 'wings' at its back, but the design was too complicated for this book. Then it got a different name, too.

Menno Gorter said...

Well this might be an " Anything but a... "

So Laurens; maybe you've learned how important the choice of a name can be.
What sort of Lizard did you have in mind?

Now we are talking about the name instead of your fine model.

NXT time observe it and ask yourself:
"What animal wags it's tail and is also capable of recognizing colors?"
I would have given the model a more primate-like head....

By the way: even the programming looks to be a rush job.
It could be one of mine. :-)
I'm sure especially you can and should do much better, at least if you want to sell your books to me.

Laurens Valk said...

Menno,

If you are bothered by the robot's name so much that you need to post so here and on youtube, you have missed the point really.

Laurens

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