BrickPi Space Launch

BrickPi Space Launch
past week we successfully launched a BrickPi with a high altitude balloon, and even better recovered it.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be assembling the footage and pictures into a more coherent view of what happened. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Live Plotting Map Data from the dGPS

This is a fantastic program put together by Mark Crosbie.  Mark wrote a program using the dGPS and the NXTBee to plot his car’s location on a map, and send information back to his computer.  While this is a very advanced project, Mark has broken it down step-by-step in NXC. See Mark’s project on his ...

LVLM Tutorials

This is a great resource for Labview for Lego Mindstorms, starting with the basics.  Great work Rob Torok! https://sites.google.com/site/robtorok/lvlm-tutorials There’s also a section on the dGPS, which Rob has been working with for a while.  You can find it here: https://sites.google.com/site/robtorok/home Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Altimeter for Lego MINDSTORMS NXT 2

Altimeter for Lego MINDSTORMS NXT
We’ve just updated our firmware for the dGPS and it now has functions for some new, important information.  When your Lego MINDSTORMS NXT powers up and plugs in, it can now tell you: Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Dexter Industries now supports LabVIEW LEGO MINDSTORMS Software

Dexter Industries now supports LabVIEW LEGO MINDSTORMS Software
Dexter Industries now supports LVLM 2010.  We have released virtual instruments for LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS.  Download the package here. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

New Workbook: Beginning GPS for NXT Robots 1

We’ve just finished our first workbook! This book is a full introduction to the basics of GPS and with hands-on activities and tutorials on how to use all of the features of the GPS Sensor with NXT Robots. This workbook was written to bring the GPS system to life and help students understand it, explore it, ...

Lego Streetview Project

Lego Streetview Project
Mark Crosbie has started an epic project: a Lego version of Google’s Streetview Car.  Google is using bikes, trikes, cars, and more to map the entire world out digitally.  We’re hoping that Mark’s project eventually makes it’s way to Google as well. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Two New Examples for the dGPS in NXC

We just released two new examples to help get started in NXC.  They’re under our downloads section. The dGPS sensor is now fully integrated into the NXC environment.  In the latest test release, functions are built right into the NXC IDE. The two examples are easy ways to get started: ex_DIGPS.nxc – A “Hello World” ...

Avoiding Speed Traps (and Tickets) With Lego Mindstorm NXT 1

Avoiding Speed Traps (and Tickets) With Lego Mindstorm NXT
We put a dGPS and a LegoMindstorm NXT set together to alert us when we’re speeding.  Using a simple program and the dGPS sensor, we will never speed again. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Integrating Lego and Google Earth with RobotC 2

Integrating Lego and Google Earth with RobotC
Ever wanted to plot your path on a roadtrip or walk through the woods? Wanted to see where your robots went while you were asleep? We just made it super easy . . . Using RobotC, you can download this program, drag it all over the earth, and then snap! open the file in Google Earth and ...