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Packed with building and programming instructions for eight innovative robots, this book follows two astronauts through rigorous ground training. As the book progresses, the astronauts--and readers--learn how to build and program increasingly sophisticated robots.
Laurens Valk is a member of the MINDSTORMS Community Partners, a select group of MINDSTORMS experts who help test and develop new NXT products. He has been inventing robots with the MINDSTORMS NXT sets since their introduction and one of his robot designs appears on the NXT 2.0 packaging Valk is a co-author of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT One-Kit Wonders (No Starch Press) and a contributor to The NXT STEP blog (thenxtstep.blogspot.com). He lives in the Netherlands, where he teaches robotics.