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 ...

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

WIFI: Updated NXC Library

WIFI: Updated NXC Library
For those of you holding your breath for NXT-G blocks for the wifi . . .  keep holding.  Sorry!  We’re still working on them and with Andrew Milluzi’s fine work and design, we will hopefully be able to share them soon. Matt Allen has done some awesome work though on WIFI and NXC.  We’ve posted ...

New Book: Creating LEGO NXT Robots with JAVA

New Book: Creating LEGO NXT Robots with JAVA
We just received a new book from Brian Bagnall: Intelligence Unleashed.  I, John, personally, have been eagerly awaiting the book because I’ve been wanting an excuse to learn the JAVA programming language for a long time. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Wifi Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS Release 1

Wifi Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS Release
The Dexter Industries Wifi sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT is released! We’ve been working on this sensor for months now! We wanted to get it just right before releasing it and we’re pretty close. You may remember BotBench’s experiment a few months back, where Xander hooked his NXT up to the internet with the allowed ...

New Sensor: Accelerometer + Gyro = dIMU

New Sensor: Accelerometer + Gyro = dIMU
New from Dexter Industries: an Inertial Motion Unit Sensor.  We combine the Accelerometer and Gyroscope into one sensor and 6 degrees of freedom.  Both sensors read on the x, y, and z axes. Below are two fantastic videos of Lego Mindstorms NXT Segways by Matthew Richardson and Laurens Valk. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

New, Improved NXTBee Picture . . .

New, Improved NXTBee Picture . . .
Blinding blue lights, blinding high speed . . .  we’ve updated the NXTBee quite a bit since the first time we released it.  Below is a picture of the latest (we just updated it on our website) and below that is the first iteration. Some of the changes were from feedback we got from our ...

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 ...

Altimeter for Lego MINDSTORMS NXT 2

Altimeter for Lego MINDSTORMS NXT
We’ve just updated our firmware for the dGPS and it now has functions for some new, important information.  When your Lego MINDSTORMS NXT powers up and plugs in, it can now tell you: Did you like this? Share it:Tweet