Self-Published Books

There are a number of self-published NXT books also available, which I list here. These books are listed alphabetically by title as I do not have a publication year listed. Also, I have not listed the compatible version of NXT set for these books.


Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXTClassroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXT by Damien Kee is a spiral-bound book that outlines a 10 week set of lesson plans for teachers wishing to implement robotics in their classroom. A set of robotics challenges are presented, centered around the NXT system. The workbook includes 10 robotic challenges as well as 3 additional modules with assessment activities covering Robots in Society, Flowcharting, and Multimedia Presentations.


Compass Sensor ExperimentsCompass Sensor Experiments by James Floyd Kelly is a workbook for the NXT set. This spiral-bound workbook has three hands-on experiments and 5 program samples for the HiTechnic Compass Sensor. It covers Relative and Absolute Heading topics and provides a simple Data Logging walk through using a robot and a spreadsheet application.


Datalogging Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXTDatalogging Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXT by Damien Kee provides over 25 different datalogging activities that can be easily implemented in class. It uses the new NXT-G 2.0 software to quickly and easily configure experiments, and display the results. Each experiment comes with teacher notes, sample graphs and student worksheets.


Educate NXTEducate NXT by Chris Bracken is the ultimate NXT robotics resource for teachers and students. Graded Student worksheets are accompanied by extensive Teacher sections covering topics including Navigation, Line follow, and Sumo. This is further supported by animated PowerPoint presentations, ideal for teachers new to robotics, or teachers with experience wishing to extend their students. Teachers will find out how to successfully and confidently manage a robotics program within their school.


LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robots Alive!LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robots Alive! Endangered Species by Fay Rhodes offers color building instructions for five endangered animals: a sloth, gorilla, Komodo dragon, polar bear, and a frog. You can build the robots with the Education NXT and Resource sets, and it’s also possible to modify the robots so that they work with the NXT 1.0 and 2.0 retail sets. Click here to purchase as an ebook.


Mystery Warehouse Part IMystery Warehouse Part 1 by James Floyd Kelly is an “NXT Robotics Kit Module” with a story. Mulligan’s uncle has disappeared, and the only clue is a mysterious note. Tagging along on the adventure is Veronica, his friend from school. Inside a dark and eerie warehouse, the race is on to complete some very strange challenges and find Mulligan’s missing uncle. Building and Programming Instructions for a robot to complete the mission. Includes 2 Pre-Challenge robot activities and 1 Main Challenge. Worksheets provided.


Mystery Warehouse Part 2Mystery Warehouse Part 2 by James Floyd Kelly continues the story from Mystery Warehouse Part 1. Mulligan and Veronica are discovering more information about the disappearance of Uncle Dewey. Their robot-building and robot-programming skills continue to be put to the test as they move deeper into the strange warehouse. 2 Pre-Challenge and 1 Main Challenge activity. Building and programming instructions for 1 unique robot. Worksheets provided.


Mystery Warehouse Part 3Mystery Warehouse Part 3 by James Floyd Kelly Concludes the story from Mystery Warehouse Part 1 and Part 2. Mulligan and Veronica are about to discover the secret to Uncle Dewey’s disappearance. One final challenge awaits them as they race to solve the mystery of the warehouse. 2 Pre-Challenge and 1 Main Challenge activity. Building and programming instructions for 1 unique robot. Worksheets provided.


NXT Robotics Competition WorkbookNXT Robotics Competition Workbook: Tips & Advice for Teams by Jonathan Daudelin and James Floyd Kelly is a spiral-bound workbook that’s a great resource for new and experienced teams (FLL and/or RoboCup Jr.). It covers a variety of topics for getting a team active and also provides 10 worksheets for tracking various activities.

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