New Lab: Measure Heat from a Computer With a Thermal Infrared Sensor

A great new lab and resource for teachers from K12Lab.com.  The lab uses the Thermal Infrared Sensor to read the heat coming from a computer: Explore the thermodynamics of modern devices and measure the heat generated by your computer as you run different programs using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and the Dexter Industries Thermal Infrared (TIR) ...

GENIUS Team Project for FLL

The GENIUS FLL team from Atlanta Georgia have written and shared their competition project for the Body Forward 2010-2011 Project: a smart cooler!  These ladies have done an incredible job of putting together a smart fridge the call the “Cool Factor” .  The Cool Factor uses two Dexter Industries temperature sensors to monitor the temperature of ...

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

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

Does Cable Length Make a Difference?

Burning on the back of our minds one morning was just how our thermometers would perform with different lengths of sensor chord.  The new Lego thermometer is limited, we’re told, by its IIC chords.  But because our thermometer line is analog, the sensor should be able to reach much further.  To test this, we took ...

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 ...