Books

This a first of (I co-authored in 2013) what I hope to be many books in the near future. I’ve been a robot hobbysist for the past twenty years and was fortunate to work with colleagues on this first book. I am currently working on two book projects now. One is a solo follow up to this book and the other is a book about STEM librarianship.I hope to to have them published within the next year. Stay tuned!

Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Bluetooth

Book Description:

PLAN, DESIGN, ASSEMBLE, AND PROGRAM ROBOT SQUADS THAT COMMUNICATE and cooperate with each other to accomplish together what they can’t do individually. Build Your Own Teams of Robots with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and Bluetooth shows you how to construct a team capability matrix (TCM) and use the Bluetooth Robotic-Oriented Network (BRON) so your robot teams can share sensors, actuators, end effectors, motor power, and programs.

Find out how the Bluetooth communications protocol works and how to program Bluetooth in NXT-G, NXC, LabVIEW, and Java. Learn how to send and receive Bluetooth messages, data, and commands among robots, between a robot and a computer, and between an Android smart phone and a robot. Through teamwork, your robots will be able to accomplish amazing feats!Watch video demonstrations of the projects and download code and examples in multiple languages (NXT-G, Java, LabVIEW, and NXC) from the book’s companion website at www.robotteams.org.

Authors: Cameron Hughes, Tracey Hughes, Trevor Watkins, Bob Kramer