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HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Sensor


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 your own disco or see which of your friends has ... Read More »

WiFi Week at Dexter Industries


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 article is all about the basics of hooking up the ... Read More »

Released: Dexter Industries WiFi Sensor

With a gestation period of a baby elephant but with the grace of a cheetah, Dexter Industries are proud to present their latest offering: the WiFi Sensor. You may remember me building a web server a while back that allowed you to fiddle with a motor over the Internet, now you can have one of your own! The DWiFi sensor ... Read More »

HiTechnic SuperPro: What product to get?

NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

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.  Check out this very useful chart HiTechnic have created: [LINK].  ... Read More »

Additional info on HiTechnic SuperPro Board

NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

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 about it on the NBC page.  You can find a ... Read More »

New from HiTechnic: NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

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 want.  This thing is packed full of awesome features: 4 ... Read More »

Mystery Sensor…

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 disabled for this post so nobody can spoil the surprise! Read More »

We’we in fow a Tweet!


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. The code for this will be available very shortly, it’s ... Read More »

First Look: Mindsensors TouchPanel Sensor

Mindsensors TouchPanel

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 at all if viewed at a slight tilt. I take ... Read More »

It’s here: Dexter Industries 6-DOF IMU

Dexter Industries IMU

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 axes.  The gyro also has a temperature sensor that is ... Read More »