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Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor MUX

ev3sensormuxw300Deepak from Mindsensors told me they have a new device coming out soon: a Sensor MUX for the NXT and EV3.

What makes this one different from the MUXes out there?  Well for one, it’s very compact, only 42 mm x 48 mm, with mounting holes in a 4 x 5 studs square.  Other features include:

  • Support for all EV3 sensors (UART + Touch sensor), so this is not made for MUXing NXT I2C sensors
  • No need for an external power supply
  • 3 channels to access the data from the sensors
  • An I2C interface, so that will allow you to use EV3 sensors on the NXT
  • Automatically detect which sensor is connected, and begin polling, using the block user can then read the data in the program

That’s pretty cool and if all goes according to plan, I should have one by the end of November for beta testing.  There is currently no other technical information available but I’ll keep you posted if I find out more!

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.