RoboCupJunior Rescue 2013

RoboCupJunior Rescue 2013
It’s almost time for RoboCupJunior competitions to start!  Last year some fantastic teams competed, and some very successful teams used Dexter Industries Sensors for the competition. This year we’re offering the same discounts to RoboCupJunior teams competing. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

LEGO Jet Engine 1

Pretty cool Rolls Royce Jet Engine made of LEGOs. Rolls-Royce this week unveiled the world’s first jet engine to be made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Farnborough Airshow was the selected venue for the unveiling of the model, which is made entirely from 152,455 standard LEGO bricks and parts, making it, Rolls-Royce claims, “one of ...

Quadrotor, LEGO, and Arduino 1

Quadrotor, LEGO, and Arduino
Today, we’re just working on some far out projects.  One thing we’ve wanted to work on for a long time is a quadrotor.  Naturally, we made some mistakes, and were only able to get two rotors working.  But here’s a video of the first test-flight. I consider this a success: the rig actually lifted halfway ...

New Sensor: dCompass 2

New Sensor: dCompass
Announcing the release of the new dCompass Sensor for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT! The sensor is a digital compass. Navigation has never been easier! You can see more about the dCompass: On the dCompass Page On the dCompass Manual Site Two interesting applications we’ll be writing more about in the coming weeks: a fully autonomous robot that that ...

dIMU Giveaway and dIMU Days! 6

dIMU Giveaway and dIMU Days!
To kick off dIMU Days, we’re going to host our first giveaway since the dFlex giveaway.  This one is special . . . Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Wheel Chair Control with the NXTBee, RobotC

Wheel Chair Control with the NXTBee, RobotC
Yaya Lu has entered the Robogal challenge, a really interesting science challenge.  Her project is an “Independent Wheelchair Control for a Quadriplegic”.  The video and pictures below show her invention, controlled with facial movements.  The controller, shaped almost like a mask, communicates withe the wheelchair via the NXTBee.  Very cool! Did you like this? Share ...

New Sensor: Accelerometer + Gyro = dIMU

New Sensor: Accelerometer + Gyro = dIMU
New from Dexter Industries: an Inertial Motion Unit Sensor.  We combine the Accelerometer and Gyroscope into one sensor and 6 degrees of freedom.  Both sensors read on the x, y, and z axes. Below are two fantastic videos of Lego Mindstorms NXT Segways by Matthew Richardson and Laurens Valk. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

NXT-G Blocks for the NXTBee Beta Released

NXT-G Blocks for the NXTBee Beta Released
Today we’re releasing the NXT-G blocks for the NXTBee for LEGO MINDSTORMS! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

NXTBee Segway

From our friends in Japan comes a novel way to us the NXTBee.  This is definitely a one-up of our NXTBee Remote controlled car. 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” ...