Raspberry Pi and LEGO MINDSTORMS Sensors

Raspberry Pi and LEGO MINDSTORMS Sensors
This week we’ve posted a quick tutorial to show how we connected an amazing little computer called the Raspberry Pi and some amazing LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT sensors. For those that haven’t heard, the Raspberry Pi is a small, $25 Linux computer, about the size of a (large) credit card. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Segway with Robot Driver

Check out Laurens new Segway with Robot Driver, using the dIMU for balance. This project is based on my universal balancing robot code. These small balancing robots are fun, but I wanted to make something that more closely resembles a real Segway. Alpha Rex gives sends ‘high-level’ commands like steering and speed to the Segway via ...

dIMU Physics Experiment

dIMU Physics Experiment
Thanks to Marcelino Andrade who sent us a video and explanation of some physics demonstrations he’s doing for his students with the dIMU for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. Marcelino, of Universidade de Brasilia sent us a video of his project below. Marcelino writes: I’ve bought sensors to teach my students and introduce some concepts about IMU. ...

Unicycle Balancing Robot

From Robot Square – A new type of Segway . . . but it’s missing a wheel!  A self-balancing LEGO MINDSTORMS unicycle! You’d think I’d be bored with self balancing robots by now but I’m not! The Technic Unimog has huge wheels and I thought I might as well put them on Anyway. Then I thought ...

Fast Gyroscope NXT-G Blocks

For many programs, you may need to read the gyroscope faster than usual. Projects, such as the NXTWay, require a faster reading of the gyroscope than the original dIMU NXT-G blocks provide. We have provided a more advanced NXT-G block that reads very quickly, in less than 20 milliseconds. When you absolutely, positively, have to ...

New Tutorial: Segway in RobotC

New Tutorial: Segway in RobotC
Laurens Valk has updated his RobotC programming instructions for his LEGO MINDSTORMS Segway.  The new tutorial walks you through each step of programming the Segway in RobotC. This is a great tutorial for those learning about PID loops as it walks you through a short explanation of the controls and how to tune them. Did ...

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 ...