The Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System was introduced in 1998, and quickly became Lego's best-selling kit. From its surveys, Lego found that the median purchasing age for the Mindstorms kit is 23. The Mindstorms Programmable Brick, called the RCX, contains a microcomputer that enables those who build the robots to then program their movement. Sensors and motors can be attached to the RCX and an ordinary Lego model can move, sense and respond to its environment. The Mindstorms kit does include basic instructions and sample robots, but these are not comprehensive. This book includes a variety of new robots, explanations for readers, and theory behind the practice of building robots.
ASP Programming for the Absolute Beginner Welcome to ASP Programming for the Absolute Beginner. By developing an
interest in Active Server Pages (ASP), you stand at the threshold of a very
exciting programming adventure. When first introduced, ASP offered the
promise of an easy, powerful method of breaking through the functional
shackles of the Common Gateway Interface...
JavaTech, an Introduction to Scientific and Technical Computing with Java Java is a serious language suitable for demanding applications in science and
engineering. Really, we promise! Java offers a lot more than just those little
applets in your Web browser.
In JavaTech we focus on how Java can perform useful tasks in technical computing.
These tasks might involve an animated simulation to...
SAS/STAT 9.2 User's Guide: Statistical Graphics Using ODS (Book Excerpt)
Effective graphics are indispensable for modern statistical analysis. They reveal patterns, differences,
and uncertainty that are not readily apparent in tabular output. Graphics provoke questions
that stimulate deeper investigation, and they add visual clarity and rich content to reports and presentations.
SilverStripe: The Complete Guide to CMS Development (Wiley)
Co-author of this book, and early member of the SilverStripe open source community.
It wasn’t too long ago when a fellow developer at work asked me to look at his screen. He had stumbled across some new technology, and asked: ‘Hey, have you heard about this?’ All too often such questions are answered with a...