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 ...

Dexter Industries now supports LabVIEW LEGO MINDSTORMS Software

Dexter Industries now supports LabVIEW LEGO MINDSTORMS Software
Dexter Industries now supports LVLM 2010.  We have released virtual instruments for LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS.  Download the package here. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Datalogging for Dexter Industries Sensors

Datalogging for Dexter Industries Sensors
We’ve added new NXT-G Blocks so you can start Data Logging with our educational sensors. 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 ...

Spreekt u Nederlands?

Dexter Industries arrives in the Nederlands!  Thanks Xander! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Measuring Body Heat with Dexter Industries Thermal Sensors

Brian Davis just wrote a great blog post on The NXT Step about testing the DI digital thermometers by measuring his body heat while mowing the lawn.  The whole blog post can be found here. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Thermometer Trials

We set out to put the new Dexter Industries Thermometers  through trials.  How accurate is it?  How quickly does it respond to temperature changes?  What kind of resolution do we get with it?  Just how good is the thermometer? First, Brian Davis wrote a great blog entry about the Lego thermometers and a really nice ...

Temperature Control For Brewing Beer

Humans have been brewing beer for thousands of years.  Crucial to quality brewing is temperature control.  Two typical steps in the process are steeping grains and the boil.  Both steps require strict temperature control; getting it wrong can make a mess, and even more tragic, destroy the beer  Learn more about how to avoid tragedy ...