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

NXTMIDI Audio Interface Board

A very cool LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT project from Tufts University.  A student has put together a prototype musical instrument shield.  The project uses the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT to control a custom board (shown to the right) that generates really fantastic music!   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Coming Soon for WIFI . . .

Coming Soon for WIFI . . .
A quick preview on something we’re working on with the WIFI Module for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT.  Over the past few months, we’ve shown how the sensor can be used to connect to the internet and fetch and post information.  You can connect via TCP, post a webpage, post information via Twitter, Pachube or Thingspeak. Did ...

dCompass Ideas, Giveaway 1

Guy NXT door has just announced a dCompass giveaway on his website.  Learn about it here. His latest post is a brainstorm of ideas for what the dCompass can be used for.  At the heart of the sensor is a magnetic field detector (the dCompass finds north by finding magnetic north).  And magnetic field detectors ...

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 ...

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 Sensor: dCompass 2

New Sensor: dCompass
Announcing the release of the new dCompass Sensor for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT! The sensor is a digital compass. Navigation has never been easier! You can see more about the dCompass: On the dCompass Page On the dCompass Manual Site Two interesting applications we’ll be writing more about in the coming weeks: a fully autonomous robot that that ...

New Tutorial: Segway in RobotC

New Tutorial: Segway in RobotC
Laurens Valk has updated his RobotC programming instructions for his LEGO MINDSTORMS Segway.  The new tutorial walks you through each step of programming the Segway in RobotC. This is a great tutorial for those learning about PID loops as it walks you through a short explanation of the controls and how to tune them. Did ...

Wheel Chair Control with the NXTBee, RobotC

Wheel Chair Control with the NXTBee, RobotC
Yaya Lu has entered the Robogal challenge, a really interesting science challenge.  Her project is an “Independent Wheelchair Control for a Quadriplegic”.  The video and pictures below show her invention, controlled with facial movements.  The controller, shaped almost like a mask, communicates withe the wheelchair via the NXTBee.  Very cool! Did you like this? Share ...

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