Live Plotting Map Data from the dGPS

This is a fantastic program put together by Mark Crosbie.  Mark wrote a program using the dGPS and the NXTBee to plot his car’s location on a map, and send information back to his computer.  While this is a very advanced project, Mark has broken it down step-by-step in NXC. See Mark’s project on his ...

Lego Street View Car: Part 2

Sequels are rarely better than the original.  But Mark Crosbie has done a fantastic job making the first LEGO Street View Car into an even better LEGO Street View Car.  This is NOT the sequel that bombed. Some may remember that a few months ago, Mark assembled a technological monument in taking the Google Streetview ...

Altimeter for Lego MINDSTORMS NXT 2

Altimeter for Lego MINDSTORMS NXT
We’ve just updated our firmware for the dGPS and it now has functions for some new, important information.  When your Lego MINDSTORMS NXT powers up and plugs in, it can now tell you: Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Dexter Industries now supports LabVIEW LEGO MINDSTORMS Software

Dexter Industries now supports LabVIEW LEGO MINDSTORMS Software
Dexter Industries now supports LVLM 2010.  We have released virtual instruments for LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS.  Download the package here. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Updated Sensor Pictures

Updated Sensor Pictures
We recently updated our website with a few updated sensor pictures.  We’re constantly working to improve our designs; either make them more functional or, dare we say, more beautiful. We had some good fortune when a good friend of ours, Henry, recently offered to take some pictures of some of our latest designs.  Henry is ...

New Workbook: Beginning GPS for NXT Robots 1

We’ve just finished our first workbook! This book is a full introduction to the basics of GPS and with hands-on activities and tutorials on how to use all of the features of the GPS Sensor with NXT Robots. This workbook was written to bring the GPS system to life and help students understand it, explore it, ...

Avoiding Speed Traps (and Tickets) With Lego Mindstorm NXT 1

Avoiding Speed Traps (and Tickets) With Lego Mindstorm NXT
We put a dGPS and a LegoMindstorm NXT set together to alert us when we’re speeding.  Using a simple program and the dGPS sensor, we will never speed again. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Integrating Lego and Google Earth with RobotC 2

Integrating Lego and Google Earth with RobotC
Ever wanted to plot your path on a roadtrip or walk through the woods? Wanted to see where your robots went while you were asleep? We just made it super easy . . . Using RobotC, you can download this program, drag it all over the earth, and then snap! open the file in Google Earth and ...

NXC Drivers for dGPS 1

Mightor just released NXC drivers for the dGPS.  Thanks Xander! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Finding Einstein: Geocaching with dGPS 2

Finding Einstein: Geocaching with dGPS
We set out to find Einstein the other day.  We know he’s dead, but he has a beautiful monument down on the National Mall.  And we wanted to try out geocaching with the new Dexter Industries dGPS sensor. What is geocaching?  Jojoguy gave us the idea after helping us develop the dGPS sensor.  Geocaching.com describes ...