With a gestation period of a baby elephant but with the grace of a cheetah, Dexter Industries are proud to present their latest offering: the WiFi Sensor.
You may remember me building a web server a while back that allowed you to fiddle with a motor over the Internet, now you can have one of your own!
The DWiFi sensor is different from regular NXT sensors in that it leverages the uber-speedy RS485 port (S4) on your brick, allowing it to go at a mind-numbingly 900Kbit/s. Considering the normal I2C speed is about 10Kbit/s, that’s quite an improvement.
The drivers and any and all documentation for it can be downloaded right here: [LINK]. Over the coming week, DI will release the source code for programs that will allow you to:
- Communicate directly with your computer (or any other computer) via TCP protocol.
- Enable the power saving features, pinging and DNS lookups
- Setup a webserver and log into our NXT to get the local temperature.
- Make your NXT send a tweet.
More details on the days this will happen can be found in the original press release right here: [LINK]. Go check it out!