RoboCupJunior Rescue Discount

RoboCupJunior Rescue Discount
RoboCupJunior teams are gearing up for competitions this year. Dexter Industries wants to support you! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Astronauts Build ISS out of LEGO

It took more than 200 astronauts from 12 countries more than a dozen years to build the International Space Station (ISS). Satoshi Furukawa, an astronaut from Japan, matched that feat in just about two hours — and he did it all while aboard the orbiting outpost itself. It helped that his space station was made ...

dCompass and Java

Aswin has done a really thorough job of developing some java drivers for the dCompass. We’ve posted them on our website, under downloads. Thank you Aswin! Aswin has done some other really impressive programming with the dIMU and the dCompass. You can see his website for how he combined the dCompass and the dIMU into ...

dIMU Days: Lejos!

Check out his awesome video of a 3-D drawing moving around on the NXT screen with the dIMU! And be sure to visit his site with your fantastic dIMU idea and enter to win a dIMU! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Project: Thermal Infrared Turret Bot

Project:  Thermal Infrared Turret Bot
A very cool project from a student at Tufts using the TIR sensor and the dFlex sensor.  Geovid writes: The Turret project will use a heat sensor and motors to find a person in a room and then shoot them with a rubber band.  V1 will be a standstill turret that rotates and shoots – hopefully done ...

Multi-Robot Communication Using the NXTBee

Multi-Robot Communication Using the NXTBee
Last week Steve Comer from RobotC wrote a great article on using the NXTBee’s with the Lego Mindstorms NXT to create a swarm of robots.  In fact, in this project, they used 7 (SEVEN!) robots. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Release of the Thermal Infrared!

Release of the Thermal Infrared!
The Thermal Infrared Sensor is now for sale! The sensor reads surface temperatures of objects up to 700°F (+380°C).  The sensor has a high accuracy of 0.5°C. If you have ever wanted to measure object temperatures, find a warm body in a room, make night-time videos of  your cat for youtube, or make beautiful pictures ...

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, ...

Lego Streetview Project

Lego Streetview Project
Mark Crosbie has started an epic project: a Lego version of Google’s Streetview Car.  Google is using bikes, trikes, cars, and more to map the entire world out digitally.  We’re hoping that Mark’s project eventually makes it’s way to Google as well. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Video on How To Install 3rd Party NXT-G Blocks

Video on How To Install 3rd Party NXT-G Blocks
We posted a quick “How To” video for installing 3rd Party NXT-G blocks. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet