Connecting the Arduino and the LEGO MINDSTORMS: HowTo

Connecting the Arduino and the LEGO MINDSTORMS: HowTo
This week we got back to our hacking spree: we made an Arduino and LEGO MINDSTORMS talk.  This weeks example gets the Arduino and the NXT Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Labview for NXTBee and RS485

Labview for NXTBee and RS485
Andrew Milluzi just posted an in-depth article on using the NXTBee radios with Labview for LEGO MINDSTORMS (LVLM).  He gives some great background information on data Throughput, Latency, and Speed. Check out his blog post here: http://08milluz.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/throughput-latency-and-bus-speed/ You can also find some software on his website for using the NXTBee’s and LVLM.  While RS485 communications are ...

NXTBee and The Flying Fortress LEGO Blimp 3

NXTBee and The Flying Fortress LEGO Blimp
We recently discovered this fantastic video of a LEGO MINDSTORMS creation: The Flying Fortress LEGO Blimp.  The project is a fantastic two-ballooned flying blimp made of LEGOs and controlled with a pair of NXTBees. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

NXTBee’s and RobotC 3.5

NXTBee's and RobotC 3.5
A quick update on using High Speed Serial commands in RobotC.  Many users have pointed out they can’t use some of the NXTBee functions with the latest version of RobotC.  There were some changes made to RobotC Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Support Botbench! 1

Support Botbench!
Xander does some really fantastic work.  We have him to thank for the fantastic integration that Dexter Industries sensors enjoy in the RobotC environment.  He’s also been a fantastic mentor for the past few years, Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Raspberry Pi and the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 1

We recently came across a really awesome project using the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and the Raspberry Pi: The PiBot Raspberry Pi NXT Robot. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Using Debugger Stream in RobotC

One of the most powerful aspects of RobotC is the debugger stream.  You can easily debug complex programs with this function while programming.  We’ve used this a lot in our WIFI programming, because it sends strings, rather than just characters. We wrote a quick tutorial on how to use the debugger stream in RobotC here. ...

Control your LEGO MINDSTORMS with an iPhone or iPad

Control your LEGO MINDSTORMS with an iPhone or iPad
Have you ever wanted to control your robot with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook? Now you can!  The new websocket example software allows a user to dynamically control the robot from a webpage from a browser on a laptop, computer, smart-phone (Android and iPhone), or tablet device (Android and iPad). Did you like this? Share ...

Robot Control Over WIFI for LEGO MINDSTORMS (Video)

Robot Control Over WIFI for LEGO MINDSTORMS (Video)
Ever wanted to control a robot with your web browser?  Dexter Industries has written an example and library to help you do that.  Now you can communicate very quickly, with a webpage, from anywhere in the world.  The new example software allows a user to dynamically control the robot from a webpage from a browser ...

Introducing Websockets for WIFI 2

Introducing Websockets for WIFI
Imagine . . . controlling your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot from everywhere in the world from any web-enabled device: PC, Macbook, laptop, Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPad. Finally . . . you can! Websockets are a way to communicate with webpages that allow you to send data back and forth to a server or another web-enabled ...