A while back I told you about my favorite NXT book, Winning Design! LEGO Mindstorms NXT by James Trobaugh. I noticed today that I could purchase the eBook version (pdf) from (http://www.apress.com) for $10 since I already owned a paperback copy. I decided to buy it and I really like it! Here’s why…
First, the illustrations are in color. This makes looking at the programming blocks and robot photos much easier. It is a significant difference. The color coded blocks leap off the screen. I like it because I don’t have to look so closely to tell which block I am looking at.
And second, I opened up the book on one half of my screen and had NXT-G open on the other so I could create some of the examples from the book. It is nice to have the two side by side. (If you only have the two windows open on your computer, right click on the task bar at the bottom of the screen, and select “Show Windows Side By Side” in pop up menu. See illustration below).
So, if you are thinking of buying this book you may want to consider buying the eBook version, in place of or in addition to the paperback book. It’s a great book!
|Right click task bar to display windows side by side.|