Archive for category: NXT

  • Sometimes you win…sometimes you get omni-humped.

    Sometimes you win…sometimes you get omni-humped.

    NXT November 7, 2011 22:55 4 comments

    I was working on an omniwheeled robot last night, trying some code that would ensure the vehicle would go straight even if the motors were not perfectly in sync.  Unfortunately, there seemed to be a bit of a bug in the code which lead to some pretty erratic behaviour. So […]

     
  • Mindsqualls is Back from the Dead!

    Mindsqualls is Back from the Dead!

    C#, NXT, Programming, Ramblings July 26, 2011 07:48 no comments

    After a prolonged hibernation period, the Mindsqualls project is back from the dead and version 2.0 has been released. I was using an older version in my super secret Kinect project, so it is nice to see that is being maintained again. Mindsqualls is one of the easiest to use […]

     
  • NXTLOG Explorer Bot Challenge

    NXTLOG Explorer Bot Challenge

    NXT, Ramblings, Robots July 26, 2011 07:35 1 comment

    The NXTLog website has a very cool challenge up! I blatantly stole the article below from the NXT Step. Original article: [LINK] There are robot explorers all over the world and even on Mars! We are challenging you this summer to invent the NXT great generation of explorer robots with […]

     
  • Coming soon: Dexter Industries 6-DOF IMU

    Coming soon: Dexter Industries 6-DOF IMU

    NXT, Sensors July 19, 2011 16:00 15 comments

    Dexter Industries are currently developing a great new sensor, a proper 6 Degree of Freedom (DOF) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for the NXT. It consists of two sensors on a single board; a 3-D gyroscope and a 3-D accelerometer. Both sensors can measure their respective values on the X, Y […]

     
  • New from HiTechnic: a Barometric Sensor

    New from HiTechnic: a Barometric Sensor

    NXT, Sensors July 16, 2011 20:22 no comments

    HiTechnic have released a new sensor: a barometric sensor that can also measure temperature! If you ever wanted to make your own weather station, then this is perfect for the job! It measures the pressure in 1/1000th of an inch of Mercury, which can easily be converted other units like […]

     
  • Coming soon from Mindsensors

    Coming soon from Mindsensors

    NXT, Ramblings, Sensors June 30, 2011 16:05 15 comments

    NXShield for Arduino This shield is designed to fit on an Arduino. It will have 4 NXT motor ports, 4 NXT sensor ports and several RC servo motor ports. It allows you to use the I2C port on the Arduino. However it will have only a single I2C bus.  That […]

     
  • Improved Thermal Imaging

    Improved Thermal Imaging

    Experiments, NXT, ROBOTC, Sensors June 16, 2011 16:53 15 comments

    After the initial post about my thermal imaging system using the Dexter Industries Thermal Infrared Sensor, I made some improvements with both the speed and accuracy of the whole thing. I made the sensor sampling interval time based, rather than encoder value based.  This proved to be a lot better […]

     
  • Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Kits on Sale

    Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Kits on Sale

    NXT, Ramblings, Robots May 19, 2011 20:59 no comments

    Over at Amazon.co.uk they have the Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit on sale. You can get it for just £176.79, down from £234.99. For those in the Euro zone, that’s down from €266 to €200. My North American readers can get a discounted one at the Amazon.com website where it’s priced […]

     
  • New Rotacaster Wheels

    New Rotacaster Wheels

    NXT, Robots April 13, 2011 12:13 8 comments

    These are the new Rotacaster wheels that arrived Monday morning. The one with the orange hub has dark grey, soft, very grippy rollers; the wheel with the dark grey hub  has slightly harder, orange rollers. These are the latest prototypes and they have undergone some great improvements; the rollers roll […]

     
  • Controlling your NXT with the Kinect

    C#, Experiments, NXT, Programming, Robots, Sensors April 10, 2011 07:34 24 comments

    After seeing the video posted on Mauro Brunato’s website, I got all sorts of ideas in my head for other cool things to do with it. With a little help from my friend SC, I managed to get my hands on one of these Kinect sensors as well. It wasn’t […]