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

NXTBee’s and RobotC 3.5

NXTBee's and RobotC 3.5
A quick update on using High Speed Serial commands in RobotC.  Many users have pointed out they can’t use some of the NXTBee functions with the latest version of RobotC.  There were some changes made to RobotC Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Robot Control Over WIFI for LEGO MINDSTORMS (Video)

Robot Control Over WIFI for LEGO MINDSTORMS (Video)
Ever wanted to control a robot with your web browser?  Dexter Industries has written an example and library to help you do that.  Now you can communicate very quickly, with a webpage, from anywhere in the world.  The new example software allows a user to dynamically control the robot from a webpage from a browser ...

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 ...

Amazon.com in Germany 1

Amazon.com in Germany
Hallo Deutschland! We are trying to get a little more international exposure and have expanded into Amazon.de.    We are experimenting with the service and will see how it goes.  For now, only a few of our products are available, but if we prove to be popular in Germany, we will expand the list.  Right ...

Storming Robots Win Robocup Jr. With the Thermal Infrared Sensor

Storming Robots Win Robocup Jr. With the Thermal Infrared Sensor
Congratulations to the Storming Robots Team SR-chitect from Branchburg New Jersery, who alerted us that they have won the RoboCup Junior US Rescue B competition and will be travelling to the World Event in June. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Announcing 2012 MoonBots A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge!

Announcing 2012 MoonBots A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge!
This year Dexter Industries will be partnering with Google X-Prize and LEGO MINDSTORMS to bring you the 3rd Annual MoonBots Challenge! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

leJOS Class for NXTBee

leJOS Class for NXTBee
Mark at Mastincrosbie.com has just released a leJOS class for the NXTBee.  The new class makes it easy to integrate wireless communications with the NXTBee into your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT project. The new software can be found on Marks website here: http://mastincrosbie.com/Marks_LEGO_projects/leJOS_driver_for_NXTBee.html Mark has done some incredible projects with the NXTBee, including his LEGO Streetview ...

NXTBee Direct Communication (Beta)

We’ve recently been working on an example to communicate directly to individual XBee radios.  The NXTBee allows for mesh-networking and a whole lot of other really awesome capabilities of the XBee radio system.  One of those capabilities is to be able to send messages directly on a single radio, and only that radio. Did you ...

New NXTBee Library

Mark Crosbie recently developed an advanced, yet easy to use library for the NXTBee.  The library surpasses anything we’ve developed for the NXTBee in terms of ability to send data: both for ease of use and for advanced user capabilities.  The library also comes with a Java class for developing programs to communicate with your ...