A new Dexter project and teammate 1

A new Dexter project and teammate
Hi everyone, my name is Adam and I’m an engineer at Dexter Industries.  I hacked a dSolar adapter for the 9v power coupling on our NXTBee Pro and Wifi units.  I thought it would be fun to power some of our radio communication devices with the sun.  It’s very simple to make, and John thought ...

Solar Powered LEGO Robot Workshops Are a Hit with Students and Teachers

Recently Dexter Industries teamed up with the University of Arizona to bring solar powered robots to engineering teaching.  Students are getting hands-on learning experience in solar engineering using the dSolar to power their LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. A teaching concept that lets students power up Lego robots by retrofitting them with mini solar panels is making ...

Announcing 2012 MoonBots A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge!

Announcing 2012 MoonBots A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge!
This year Dexter Industries will be partnering with Google X-Prize and LEGO MINDSTORMS to bring you the 3rd Annual MoonBots Challenge! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Moonbots 2012 Begins: A Video Kickoff

Moonbots 2012 Begins: A Video Kickoff
Here is a short video about the Moonbots 2012 competition. Dexter Industries is partnering in the Moonbots competition by providing dSolar 4W panels for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT for the competition.  Our goal is to have real, working, solar-powered robots for this competition.   The competition is all free!  Find out how to register for the ...

New Lab: NXT Solar Powered Car

A new lab from K12Lab.com!  This project explores solar energy with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and the dSolar 4W. Solar power is becoming increasingly important to scientists and engineers. Solar energy comes from the sun and photovoltaic (PV) cells (among other ways) can turn sunlight into usable electricity. Solar power is growing in size and importance. ...

The dSolar in Wired Magazine

The dSolar was covered in Wired Magazine this month.  The dSolar is one of their “object(s) of desire.”  Thanks Wired! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

dSolar Mindstorms NXT Circles Monument 1

Our latest dSolar Mindstorm NXT robot circles Washington Circle.  The robot feels its way around the circle using a dFlex sensor.  Check out the video below, and then check out the dSolar here. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

dSolar Goes to Washington 1

dSolar Goes to Washington
Our latest dSolar creation goes to Washington.  We built this solar powered robot with two dSolar panels, a dSolar CapBank, and a dSolar Parallel to link it all together.  We got a few curious looks and a lot of interest as the robot ran around the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial.  Towards the end ...

dSolar – Tandem Solar Panels

dSolar – Tandem Solar Panels
Because it’s just so much more fun to work with them than to work on them . . . Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

New Pictures of dSolar 1

New Pictures of dSolar
A few new pictures of the dSolar package. This is the dSolar with the new PCB, mounted properly and ready to get out and catch some sunlight. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet