BrickPi at CERN in Geneva

BrickPi at CERN in Geneva
The BrickPi recently debuted at CERN in Geneva at their Raspberry Pi day.  The BrickPi was front and center with some LEGO robotics, Raspberry Pi, and Scratch creating. For a full run-down of the day, head over to the Framboise314.fr blog to see more about it, watch some video, and find out when the next ...

Measuring EV3 Current Consumption

Measuring EV3 Current Consumption
This week we want to share some data we gathered while running some tests on the new EV3 system. Using a DC Bench-top power supply, measuring down to the milliamp, we roughly measured the EV3 current consumption in different situations.  The tabulated data provides an interesting place to start when estimating the battery lifetime of ...

BrickPi Projects From the Forums

BrickPi Projects From the Forums
This week we wanted to share a few projects that have already started coming out, using the BrickPi.  These three projects were shared on our forums. Did we miss yours?  Let us know about your project in the forums and we’ll add it in! Alpha “pi” Rex - The first humanoid project we’ve seen! Shellby ...

dLight Projects

dLight Projects
This week we learned about two amazing projects with the dLight LED system for the LEGO Mindstorms NXT.  One is a high-tech indoor GPS system, the other is high art created 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

Labview for NXTBee and RS485

Labview for NXTBee and RS485
Andrew Milluzi just posted an in-depth article on using the NXTBee radios with Labview for LEGO MINDSTORMS (LVLM).  He gives some great background information on data Throughput, Latency, and Speed. Check out his blog post here: http://08milluz.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/throughput-latency-and-bus-speed/ You can also find some software on his website for using the NXTBee’s and LVLM.  While RS485 communications are ...

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

20 Days of Free Shipping on Amazon

20 Days of Free Shipping on Amazon
Dexter Industries is offering free shipping from our Amazon store for the next 20 days!  Everything in our Amazon store will be shipped free until December 20th. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

iPhone Controlled LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT

Using the Dexter Industries WIFI Sensor, Simon has controlled a MINDSTORMS robot with his iPhone.  A really cool video, details are to emerge soon! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet