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The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide, 2nd Edition by Laurens Valk, David J. Perdue

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Chapter 3. Understanding the Electronic Pieces

Although the MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 set contains over 600 LEGO pieces, the handful of electronic pieces among these serve as the primary components, giving NXT creations their functionality and intelligence. What makes the electronic pieces even more significant is that their capabilities surpass those of all the other electronic LEGO elements that have appeared over the years. In order to effectively use these vital, powerful pieces in your creations, you must be familiar with their purposes and potential.

In this chapter, we’ll examine the electronic NXT pieces, beginning with the most important one: the NXT. We’ll go on to discuss the servo motors, the sensors, and finally the electrical cables that ...

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