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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 15. The Lizard: A Color-Sensitive Reptile

With a popularity rivaling that of vehicle projects, animal projects are especially fun because of the variety inherent in the animal kingdom. Dogs, mice, giraffes, birds, dinosaurs—all of these animals, and many more, can provide sources of inspiration for fascinating robots.

Building animals, however, can prove more challenging than building vehicles because animals don’t use wheels for mobility. Programming can be simple or complex, but animal projects provide the perfect opportunity to create programs that demonstrate behaviors similar to the ones displayed by real animals. In this chapter, you’ll build and program the Lizard shown in Figure 15-1. Along the way, you’ll ideally gain a new appreciation ...

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