RoboCupJunior Rescue 2013

RoboCupJunior Rescue 2013
It’s almost time for RoboCupJunior competitions to start!  Last year some fantastic teams competed, and some very successful teams used Dexter Industries Sensors for the competition. This year we’re offering the same discounts to RoboCupJunior teams competing. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Raspberry Pi and the LEGO MINDSTORMS Touch Sensor

Raspberry Pi and the LEGO MINDSTORMS Touch Sensor
Continuing our Raspberry Pi Hacking Spree . . .  this week we put together a quick HowTo on getting the Raspberry Pi to read a LEGO MINDSTORMS Touch Sensor. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Obstacle Avoidance Using the NXTBee (Video) 1

Obstacle Avoidance Using the NXTBee (Video)
We were alerted to this awesome video of the NXTBee: obstacle avoidance.  The NXTBee is used to send data back to a computer where it is processed and gives commands on how to proceed.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

NXTBee USB Giveaway 2

NXTBee USB Giveaway
A few weeks back we announced a new product, the NXTBee USB adapter.  The adapter connects your NXT NXTBee’s to a computer. Now, we’re going to give one away . . . Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

World’s First LEGO Wheelchair

Simon Burfield has made the world’s first working LEGO Wheelchair.  A fully life-sized wheelchair able to carry a 90 kg human, the chair uses 7 MINDSTORMS bricks and a ton of NXT motors and Omniwheels. Simon has some great pictures of construction and a few videos of himself Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Control your LEGO MINDSTORMS with an iPhone or iPad

Control your LEGO MINDSTORMS with an iPhone or iPad
Have you ever wanted to control your robot with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook? Now you can!  The new websocket example software allows a user to dynamically control the robot from a webpage from a browser on a laptop, computer, smart-phone (Android and iPhone), or tablet device (Android and iPad). Did you like this? Share ...

Introducing Websockets for WIFI 2

Introducing Websockets for WIFI
Imagine . . . controlling your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot from everywhere in the world from any web-enabled device: PC, Macbook, laptop, Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPad. Finally . . . you can! Websockets are a way to communicate with webpages that allow you to send data back and forth to a server or another web-enabled ...

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 ...

NXTBee and Labview for LEGO MINDSTORMS (LVLM)

NXTBee and Labview for LEGO MINDSTORMS (LVLM)
A few months back, Andrew Milluzi released Laview VI’s for the NXTBee.  This week we tested the NXTBee with LVLM, the LabView for LEGO MINDSTORMS (LVLM).  We also are posting a few examples of LEGO MINDSTORMS programming to show how to use the NXTBee and LVLM. The examples are posted under our Downloads section, and the ...

Winner: dSwitch For LEGO MINDSTORMS Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest last week!  We had some fabulous ideas for how to use the dSwitch that included: Did you like this? Share it:Tweet