Programming Lego Mindstorms with Java (With CD-ROM)

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9781928994558: Programming Lego Mindstorms with Java (With CD-ROM)

Lego robots! The first book that teaches you to program Lego Mindstorms using Java Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture of Mindstorm enthusiasts around the world. The kits are now a staple part of engineering and computer science classes at many high profile Universities.

Up until very recently, the only languages available to program Lego Mindstorms were NQC, pbForth, and legOS. This is the first book detailing how to program Lego Mindstorms using the newly released Java Virtual Machine for Lego Mindstorm programming. Programming Lego Mindstorms provides readers with all of the information they need to construct and program Lego Mindstorm Robots.

  • The first book available on how to program Lego Mindstorms with Java
  • The perfect gift for parents and kids alike!

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Søren Hilmer (SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD) is Research and Development Manager at IT+, a company in the TietoEnator group. Søren has been giving talks on programming the RCX with Java, most notably at the JAOO conference in 2000. Giulio Ferrari works as a Software Developer at EDIS, a leader in publishing and finishing solution and promotional packaging. Giulio co-authored the best-selling Building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 1-928994-67-9), a book that has quickly become a fundamental reference and source of ideas for many LEGO robotics fans. From that moment on, he held an important place in the creation of the Italian LEGO community, ItLUG, now one of the largest and most important LEGO users group worldwide. Jamie Waldinger (SCJP) is a developer at Viant Corporation in Boston, where he develops Web-enabled systems for a global client base. He has coded in Java for three years, and holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Massachusetts. Jürgen Stuber is one of the administrators of the leJOS project and one of the few people who have worked on the internals of leJOS. Jürgen has made important contributions to the leJOS virtual machine, in particular fixes that made rotation sensors usable and that improved the speed of the main instruction loop. Mick Porter (SSJCP, MCP) is a Senior Technical Architect for Logica, a global systems integrator. Mick specializes in the design and implementation of wireless and mobile commerce systems. Andy Gombos is a sophomore at John Hardin High School. He has been programming in Java for four years, and started programming the RCX with TinyVM almost two years ago. He is the author of the leJOS Visual Interface and Simlink, two tools for leJOS. Dario Laverde is a freelance Java Software Architect. As the Vice President of System Architecture at PlayLink, Inc., a Java online games development company, he created the initial framework of the client/server architecture and graphical user interfaces. Ron Gonzalez is a Software Developer for Oracle Corporation, where he works on the Oracle Warehouse Builder product. His work has nothing to do with LEGO Mindstorms, but is an avid LEGO Mindstorms fan and is a member of the Lejos development group.

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