Make amazing robots and gadgets by combining two of the hottest DIY technologies: the venerable LEGO and the upstart Arduino. With this book, you'll learn how to take LEGO Mindstorms components - motors, sensors, and more - and interface them with the Arduino microcontroller, opening many exciting new options. You'll focus on six projects, each more challenging and informative than the next. In each project, you'll explore different ways that Arduino adds functionality to LEGO Mindstorms. In addition, the authors have created affordable companion kits designed specifically for the projects in this book. Perfect for students, teachers, hobbyists, makers, hackers, and kids. Build projects such as the Cuckoo Clock, Chocolate Milk Maker, DrawBot, Robot Arm, and more Learn the basics of Arduino and LEGO Mindstorms Gain an excellent resource for teaching technology to kids of all ages
John Baichtal is a contributor to MAKE magazine and Wired's GeekDad blog. He is the co-author of The Cult of Lego and author of Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement. A May 2008 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Matthew is now a graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. In February 2010, he, along with Adam Wolf co-founded Wayne and Layne, a company that makes open source electronics. A cube worker by day, a hacker and maker at night, Adam Wolf relentlessly strives to bring this world closer to his cyber wearable Web 3.0 augmented-reality adhocratic hive-minded vision. In February 2010, he, along with Matthew Beckler co-founded Wayne and Layne, a company that makes open source electronics.