Archive for category: Sensors

  • Mindsensors GlideWheel-M

    Mindsensors GlideWheel-M

    Sensors May 22, 2012 20:30 12 comments

    The mailman brought me a cool new toy to play with this afternoon!  It’s the Mindsensors GlideWheel-M!  These are so cool, you can now use the Large XL Power Functions motor with the same degree of accuracy as an NXT motor.  The GlideWheel-M is just a single unit thick and […]

     
  • Coming soon: Mindsensors AbsoluteIMU

    Coming soon: Mindsensors AbsoluteIMU

    Sensors May 22, 2012 20:08 4 comments

    Mindsensors have been working on an IMU of their own.  It has a compass, and accelerometer, as well as a 3-axis gyro.  It can be used is available in two configurations: Accelerometer and Compass or Gyro Accelerometer and Compass and Gyro. Seems a bit strange to have to chose between these […]

     
  • Help fund the production of a new sensor: NXT2WIFI

    Help fund the production of a new sensor: NXT2WIFI

    Sensors March 28, 2012 06:00 1 comment

    Daniele Benedettelli is looking for help, your help!  He has developed a new WiFi sensor for the NXT called the NXT2WIFI. So what is the NXT2WIFI?  Obviously it’s a WiFi sensor for the NXT it’s a bit more than that.  It also has a web server built into it that […]

     
  • HumaRobotics WiFiBlock

    HumaRobotics WiFiBlock

    Sensors March 27, 2012 17:16 4 comments

    New Kid on the WiFiBlock A new player has entered the arena of WiFi sensors.  A French company by the name of HumaRobotics has developed a new WiFI sensor for the NXT, the WiFiBlock.  This sensor is a bit different from existing sensors in that it uses I2C, not RS485 […]

     
  • WiFi Week 2 at Dexter Industries

    WiFi Week 2 at Dexter Industries

    Sensors March 22, 2012 17:00 no comments

    Dexter Industries has started another WiFi Week!  Exciting projects will be unveiled each day, just like the last WiFi week a little while back. Cool projects that have been published so far as part of WiFi Week 2: Pachube with LEGO™ MINDSTORMS™ NXT – Connect and display your sensor data […]

     
  • Coming Soon from Mindsensors: GlideWheel

    Coming Soon from Mindsensors: GlideWheel

    Sensors March 22, 2012 09:04 3 comments

    Do you like Power Function motors but hate the way you can’t use them with any degree of accuracy?  You love how compact they are but are not impressed with how many extension cables and converters you need to use them? Well, soon, most, if not all, your reasons to […]

     
  • Dexter Industries dCompass

    Dexter Industries dCompass

    Sensors February 20, 2012 17:14 3 comments

      Dexter Industries seem to really crank ‘em out lately with all the new sensors.  This time they’ve made a really nice compass sensor based on the Honeywell HMC5883L 3-axis digital compass IC. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with this little beauty for a little while now.  A preliminary […]

     
  • Mindsensors Digital Pneumatic Pressure Sensor (PPS58-Nx)

    Mindsensors Digital Pneumatic Pressure Sensor (PPS58-Nx)

    Sensors January 27, 2012 18:48 5 comments

    Mindsensors have made a new pressure sensor and it’s really sweet.  It uses their new compact sensor housing and it’s very slick and robust looking.  Rather than calling it the PPS v3, they gave it the uebercatchy name PPS58-Nx. So what can it do?  It can measure pressure from 0 […]

     
  • HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Sensor

    HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Sensor

    Sensors December 13, 2011 09:53 6 comments

    I received my HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Sensor in the post yesterday and it’s epic.  It’s epic for a number of reasons: It has more inputs and outputs than you can shake a stick at, both analogue and digital. It can 6 digital strobe outputs (great if you want to start […]

     
  • WiFi Week at Dexter Industries

    WiFi Week at Dexter Industries

    Sensors November 11, 2011 18:09 2 comments

    It’s been a super exciting and busy week over at Dexter Industries! To celebrate the official release of their WiFi sensor, they published an article each day on some of the cool things you can do with this new sensor. Friday: Connecting The Wifi Sensor to a Network The first […]