Archive for category: Sensors

  • Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor MUX

    Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor MUX

    Sensors October 25, 2014 07:19 no comments

    Deepak 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 […]

     
  • New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

    New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

    Sensors July 9, 2014 17:29 no comments

    Mindsensors have released a new sensor, or rather, a new edition of one of my most favourite ones: the LineLeader v2.  The v2 has a new, better, processor inside and has been optimised to work better with the rather, ehm, tempestuous I2C implementation on the EV3.  That means that you […]

     
  • Tris10: FindBall NXT and EmitIR

    Tris10: FindBall NXT and EmitIR

    Sensors February 2, 2014 18:25 2 comments

    Tristan from Tris10.com (yeah, very clever domain name!) sent me a FindBall NXT and EmitIR to play with and write a ROBOTC driver for. The FindBall NXT The FindBall NXT is a sensor specifically made to locate a 40KHz modulated IR signal, as used by the RoboCup Junior balls.  Tris10 […]

     
  • Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor adapter for NXT or Arduino

    Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor adapter for NXT or Arduino

    Sensors August 17, 2013 08:19 no comments

    You read it right. Not even 3 weeks after the EV3 has started shipping, Mindsensors are working on getting ready to release another cool gadget for it.  This time it’s an EV3 Sensor adapter for NXT or Arduino.  It seems to allow you to connect the new EV3 sensors to […]

     
  • New: Dexter Industries dLight

    New: Dexter Industries dLight

    Sensors March 23, 2013 15:39 1 comment

    Dexter Industries have unleashed another sensor into the wild, the dLight.  I sort of ran my mouth a little, when I released my previous version of the Driver Suite by mentioning it then.  However, it’s out now and available from the Dexter Industries website. So what exactly is the dLight?  […]

     
  • Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes

    Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes

    Sensors March 15, 2013 07:25 7 comments

    Now that both HiTechnic and Mindsensors have a SensorMUX, it may be a good opportunity to highlight some of the differences between the two. The HiTechnic SensorMUX This one has been around for a few years now and is well liked with FTC teams everywhere.  It allows you hook up […]

     
  • Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

    Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

    Sensors February 27, 2013 21:33 4 comments

    Mindsensors are about to release a Sensor MUX of their own!  This one works very differently in that instead of doing the polling of the attached sensors for you, it allows itself to become a channel to said sensor.  So, in essence, you send it a command, like “give me […]

     
  • Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS, Worth its Weight in Salt

    Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS, Worth its Weight in Salt

    Sensors November 10, 2012 13:25 2 comments

    I wanted to come up with a fun project for the new Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS Angle Sensor.  I wracked my brain as to what I could make that would be fun and not something obvious.  Maybe it was my man-flu/Ebola induced fever, but I came up with an idea: a weighing […]

     
  • Pull up or pass by: Dexter Industries BreadBoard Adapter

    Pull up or pass by: Dexter Industries BreadBoard Adapter

    Sensors November 6, 2012 20:43 1 comment

      Hello tinkerers, look at your adapter, now back to mine, now back at your adapter, now back to mine.  Sadly, it’s not like mine, but if you headed over to Dexter Industries and bought one, it could look like this one.  Anything is possible when you can quickly disable […]

     
  • New from Dexter Industries: NXTChuck

    New from Dexter Industries: NXTChuck

    Sensors October 16, 2012 18:57 no comments

    I am sure you’ve seen the pictures of the Wii Nunchucks attached to the NXT before on the Internet.  However, they either required a very specific Nunchuck to be used or some modifications on the device itself.  Dexter Industries, together with Matthew Richardson have come up with a great new […]