dIMU Winner! 1

dIMU Winner!
Thanks to everyone who joined in our dIMU Days this past week a few weeks ago! We are happy to announce Hubert is our winner of the Snowflake dIMU!  We will be shipping the sensor to him shortly.  We had a little trouble contacting Hubert and apologize for the delay in announcing the winner. As ...

Segway Roundup with the dIMU

Segway Roundup with the dIMU
To finish off our week of dIMU posts, we thought we’d share some videos.  One of the most amazing things you can make with the dIMU is a balancing robot, similar to a Segway.  We’ve all seen this before, but here is a roundup of different Segways that you can build, some bloopers from when ...

dIMU Days: Lejos!

Check out his awesome video of a 3-D drawing moving around on the NXT screen with the dIMU! And be sure to visit his site with your fantastic dIMU idea and enter to win a dIMU! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

AnyWay + NXTBee = Remote Controlled Segway

AnyWay + NXTBee = Remote Controlled Segway
Building on the AnyWay Segway project, we’ve added a few things to make it remote controlled.  We use the NXTBee, along with an XBee computer adapter, to control the direction the AnyWay goes with a computer.  It’s like a remote controlled car, but it’s a Segway.  Made of LEGOs. Building instructions, computer code, pictures, and ...

A second way to win a dIMU this week . . . 2

A second way to win a dIMU this week . . .
Another way to win a dIMU this week!  Visit Guy NXT Door’s website to enter!  Aswin wants ideas, and if you submit the best one, he’ll send you a free dIMU. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

AnyWay Building Instructions and Program

Today we look at Laurens Valk’s AnyWay Segway, with the dIMU as the stabilizing sensor.  This project uses the dIMU to stabilize itself and remain upright.   The project takes less than 30 minutes to build and is one of the coolest things you can make with your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. Did you like this? ...

dIMU: Deep Technical Dive and Review

This post comes from the work done by Aswin, a self-proclaimed “Dutch Guy“.  Aswin is an expert in Inertial Motion Units, having developed one from parts he bought on sparkfun.  Because of this, we reached out to Aswin when we were developing the dIMU.  He’s done a lot of posts on Inertial Motion Units for ...

Labview for the dIMU

It’s here! We’ve just uploaded a LVLM (Labview for Lego Mindstorms) set of VI’s for the dIMU. A zip file of the vi’s can be found on our downloads page here. A special thanks to Tuft’s CEEO for their help in getting these together! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

dIMU Days: Free Giveaway Next Week

dIMU Days: Free Giveaway Next Week
Next week, Dexter Industries will be celebrating Thanksgiving and the dIMU.  One of these will be with Turkey, and one will be with a free giveaway.  Come back on Monday and we’ll share the details on how to enter to win a free . . . . something.  Stay tuned! Did you like this? Share ...