RoboCup Jr. Rescue with the Thermal Infrared Sensor 1

RoboCup Jr. Rescue with the Thermal Infrared Sensor
Ditemar writes to us about his teams recent victory in the Austrain RoboCup Junior Rescue Competition.  His team, “Austrian RoboCup Team Petersgasse” came in second and third in the Rescue B competition, using the DI Thermal Infrared Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT.  He’s been kind enough to share some pictures and videos of the competition ...

Engineering is Not Boring

Engineering is Not Boring
We saw this article in Popular Science and had to share.  Many who follow this blog are interested in engineering; either you teach, you study, or you practice.  The common perception remains:  studying engineering is boring.  However, in Sept. 2011′s issue, Popular Science ranks 25 awesome places to study science and engineering. Did you like ...

New, Improved NXTBee Picture . . .

New, Improved NXTBee Picture . . .
Blinding blue lights, blinding high speed . . .  we’ve updated the NXTBee quite a bit since the first time we released it.  Below is a picture of the latest (we just updated it on our website) and below that is the first iteration. Some of the changes were from feedback we got from our ...

Controlling an NXT from Half Way Around the World 1

Controlling an NXT from Half Way Around the World
Today the I’d Rather Be Building Robots Blog took the Mindstorms NXT robotic system on a very, very awesome leap forward. This project uses the Dexter Industries Wifi Sensor to control the NXT . . . from anywhere in the world. That’s right.  Anywhere in the world. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet