SimpleBot for the BrickPi: Dead Simple

SimpleBot for the BrickPi:  Dead Simple
Announcing SimpleBot: the simplest BrickPi model.  Weighing in at a total of 46 parts(most of them are connectors) and two motors, this minimalist design uses as few parts as possible. We have building instructions and sample code all up on the SimpleBot page.  SimpleBot is a great place to start for a first robot with the BrickPi! ...

BrickPi and BlockyTalky

BrickPi and BlockyTalky
The folks at Tufts CEEO have been working with a BrickPi over the past few weeks.  They have been working to bring the graphical programming language BlockyTalky to the BrickPi and Raspberry Pi. Wait, what’s the BrickPi?  The BrickPi is a device that brings the Raspberry Pi to LEGO Mindstorms. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Kickstarter Project: BrickPi for the Raspberry Pi! 22

Kickstarter Project: BrickPi for the Raspberry Pi!
Update 8/2013: Our kickstarter has been funded and the BrickPi is now for sale here. We’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the BrickPi!  We’ve had a phenomenal response, surpassing our funding goal by over 800% in just a few days. The BrickPi is a culmination of some of the blog posts and projects we’ve done ...

Dexter Industries Mysteries Revealed

Dexter Industries Mysteries Revealed
Last week we held a small contest to see who could guess what our mystery projects were. This week, we reveal the answers, as well as the winner. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Mysteries from Dexter Industries Labs 10

Mysteries from Dexter Industries Labs
We’ve been working overtime on a few new projects.  These prototypes are all in the experimental stage. Can you guess what they are? Guess what these things are below in the comments and next week, we’ll send you one of the comment makers, chosen at random, a free dCompass.  Bonus points if you enter a ...

Free dLights

Free dLights
Aswin’s NXT time blog is giving away a free dLight set.  All you have to do is respond on his blog by April 1st.  We’re pretty sure this isn’t an April 1st prank; Aswin was the father of the dLight and helped us bring the dLight to fruition. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

New Product: dLights for your Robot!

New Product: dLights for your Robot!
Let there be light! Introducing the dLight, Dexter Industries latest accessory for the  LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT!  The dLight is an LED lighting system for LEGO robots.  The multi-colored LED’s are programmable for color, power, and blink rate.  Give your LEGO robot a bright future with the dLight! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

MINDSTORMS Robot, Raspberry Pi Brains

MINDSTORMS Robot, Raspberry Pi Brains
Since we first got the Raspberry Pi, we have wanted to make a robot out of it.  There aren’t many kits out there yet that let you do that (yet).  This HowTo shows you how we hacked together a motor controller from the Raspberry Pi and used it to control LEGO MINDSTORMS Motors. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Connecting the Arduino and the LEGO MINDSTORMS: HowTo

Connecting the Arduino and the LEGO MINDSTORMS: HowTo
This week we got back to our hacking spree: we made an Arduino and LEGO MINDSTORMS talk.  This weeks example gets the Arduino and the NXT Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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