Archive for category: Sensors

  • HiTechnic SuperPro: What product to get?

    HiTechnic SuperPro: What product to get?

    Sensors November 1, 2011 08:08 no comments

    If you’re keen to get started with the new HiTechnic SuperPro you may be a little confused as to which kit to get.  It comes in three product versions and depending on your skill or arsenal of electronic components, you can now pick the one that suits your needs best.  […]

  • Additional info on HiTechnic SuperPro Board

    Additional info on HiTechnic SuperPro Board

    Sensors October 28, 2011 17:17 4 comments

    John Hansen has written a very nice article on the new HiTechnic SuperPro board over on the Mindboards blog. He’s been very busy creating a new compiler for this board to allow you to write custom program in BrixCC to upload to this board.  There is a lot of information […]

  • New from HiTechnic: NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

    New from HiTechnic: NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

    Sensors October 27, 2011 21:28 3 comments

    HiTechnic have released their latest creation: the NXT SuperPro Prototype Board.  It’s a like the old Prototype Board (which seems to be gone from the website now) only much, much more advanced.  You can actually hook this thing up to your USB port and reprogram it to do what you […]

  • Mystery Sensor…

    Mystery Sensor…

    Sensors October 27, 2011 12:30 no comments

    I’ve been sent a new sensor by a company that is looking to enter the NXT sensor market.  I am not going to tell you what the sensor is but some of my readers already know as they’ve been sent one, too.  All will be revealed soon… Comments have been […]

  • We’we in fow a Tweet!

    We’we in fow a Tweet!

    Sensors October 25, 2011 19:06 4 comments

    Dexter Industries have used their WiFi sensor to send a Tweet straight from the NXT over WiFi! It uses the Arduino Tweet Library relaying site to send them which is really, really cool!  I am so going to rebuild TwitterTattle to do this.  No more tethering needed! This is fantastic. […]

  • First Look: Mindsensors TouchPanel Sensor

    First Look: Mindsensors TouchPanel Sensor

    Sensors October 11, 2011 21:47 4 comments

    The mailman brought me a package from Mindsensors today!  The TouchPanel sensor is here and it looks great.  I’ve taken some quick pictures so you can get an idea of what it looks like. Front view, the screen is slightly less bright when viewed straight on but doesn’t seem affected […]

  • It’s here: Dexter Industries 6-DOF IMU

    It’s here: Dexter Industries 6-DOF IMU

    Sensors October 11, 2011 12:30 6 comments

    Dexter Industries have started selling their new Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that has both a gyroscope and an accelerometer. Gyroscope The gyro has 3 ranges, 250, 500 and 2000 degrees per second with 1/128, 1/64 and 1/16 degree accuracy respectively.  It can measure the rate of turn on all three […]

  • Coming Soon: Mindsensors Touch Panel Sensor

    Coming Soon: Mindsensors Touch Panel Sensor

    Sensors October 5, 2011 21:33 8 comments

    This is what the NXT should’ve had in the first place!  Thank goodness for companies like Mindsensors.  They’ve created the first touch panel sensor for the NXT that sits on top of the standard screen and allows you to draw and press on it with a stylus. I haven’t got […]

  • Exposed: HiTechnic Barometric Sensor

    Exposed: HiTechnic Barometric Sensor

    Exposed, Sensors August 4, 2011 15:00 no comments

    What’s this?  Two Exposed posts in two days?  What is this madness? To be honest I’ve been wanting to cut HiTechnic’s new Barometric Sensor open since I got it a while back.  I held off while it wasn’t on sale yet since I couldn’t really write about it anyway.  However, […]

  • Exposed: HiTechnic Tetrix Controllers

    Exposed: HiTechnic Tetrix Controllers

    Sensors August 3, 2011 20:05 5 comments

    This Exposed episode is brought to you by Team R.A.B.B.I.  My first thought when opening the envelope from them was “Oh wow, thanks!”  My second thought was “I wonder what these look like on the inside.”  It must’ve taken a lot of restraint but I managed to not open them […]