Reviews of The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor's Guide

"Overall this [book] makes for a good read for those wanting to really get to know their way around Lego Mindstorms NXT. If you're looking for that guidebook, look no further."
—TechBookReport (Read More)

"I recommend this book highly for its in-depth tutorials, the visual schematics and the quality of the reading that makes the information well understood. No one said building robots was easy but with this book, you will learn and go further than you thought you could achieve."
—MacCompanion Magazine (Read More)

"This book is an excellent introduction to LEGO robotics and, frankly, is what should have come in the box with the NXT kit. If you want to learn about NXT robots, you need to get this book."
—Computing Unplugged (Read More)

"With very solid how-tos, an awesome programming section as well as cool robots, the Inventor's Guide has a lot to offer both brand-new users as well as experienced builders. Best of all, the models described in the book use parts from a single LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT starter set, so you don't have to be a power user get started building."
—GeekDad, (Read More)

"...Legos, for me, have never been something to write about or something that could easily be discussed - they were about showing. With the evolution of Legos, the task of showing has become more difficult - but Mr. Perdue stood up to the task and performed so admirably that this book must not be left dormant on a shelf. That would be a sin ... The only thing that I think could have made it better would have been it coming with the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit itself."
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"I was very pleased with the approach taken by this book, the diagrams/illustrations, and the overall tone taken. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to take their Mindstorms experience further. 5/5 stars"
—Arian Kulp, independent software developer (Read More)

"By making it easy and fun to learn robotics, Perdue's book should be a useful addition to getting the most out of your Mindstorms NXT kit. And even for those who don't own the $250 kit, reading this book (for an affordable $30) should provide a comprehensive introduction to the product. If you then decide to purchase the kit, you'll already have a great reference tool."
—Inventor Spot (Read More)

"This book is excellent both for beginners and for more experienced Lego enthusiasts. Most of the book is written in step by step instructions that are beautifully illustrated with informative graphics...The coverage is in-depth but provides a reasonable learning curve. I highly recommend this book."
—Jack Herrington, engineer and author (Read More)

"Perdue leverages the quality illustrations used in his book to provide a quality introduction to the [NXT set] itself. His guide provides a solid foundation for understanding the purpose and naming conventions for each LEGO piece found in the NXT set. For those without a LEGO background, this is a critical step to understanding the LEGO building process."
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"The really neat thing about David J. Perdue's enthusiastic and systematic starter guide for Lego robot fans - The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Inventor's Guide - is that it incorporates a number of practical, essential things you need to know. But it does this without making the task of building robots feel intimidating. In other words, its a book that makes you want to get off your chair and start building Lego inventions."
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"Perdue takes you step by step into the Mindstorms NXT's rich, fascinating little world of pegs, gears, and electronic parts."
—The Boston Globe Online (Read More)