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

NXTBee and The Flying Fortress LEGO Blimp 3

NXTBee and The Flying Fortress LEGO Blimp
We recently discovered this fantastic video of a LEGO MINDSTORMS creation: The Flying Fortress LEGO Blimp.  The project is a fantastic two-ballooned flying blimp made of LEGOs and controlled with a pair of NXTBees. 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

Support Botbench! 1

Support Botbench!
Xander does some really fantastic work.  We have him to thank for the fantastic integration that Dexter Industries sensors enjoy in the RobotC environment.  He’s also been a fantastic mentor for the past few years, Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Control your LEGO MINDSTORMS with an iPhone or iPad

Control your LEGO MINDSTORMS with an iPhone or iPad
Have you ever wanted to control your robot with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook? Now you can!  The new websocket example software allows a user to dynamically control the robot from a webpage from a browser on a laptop, computer, smart-phone (Android and iPhone), or tablet device (Android and iPad). Did you like this? Share ...

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 ...

Introducing Websockets for WIFI 2

Introducing Websockets for WIFI
Imagine . . . controlling your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot from everywhere in the world from any web-enabled device: PC, Macbook, laptop, Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPad. Finally . . . you can! Websockets are a way to communicate with webpages that allow you to send data back and forth to a server or another web-enabled ...

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

RobotC for Arduino

RobotC for Arduino
We’ve been looking forward to this for a a long time.  Now one of our favorite software systems, RobotC, is combined with one of our favorite hardware systems, Arduino. RobotC has just come out with support for the Arduino platform; now you can program your Arduino in the RobotC platform. All of the ROBOTC features ...

DIWIFI Weather: Improved

MattAllen37 has just released an updated version of Google Weather.  This was part of our WIFI Week 2, which were a series of posts on projects for the WIFI Sensor. The original project read weather forecasts from Google Weather, and displayed them on the NXT.  The new project uses the  DIWIFI sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS ...