Archive for category: Sensors

  • 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 […]

     
  • Kinect SDK Beta Refresh

    Kinect SDK Beta Refresh

    C#, Programming, Sensors August 2, 2011 19:52 3 comments

    Microsoft has released a new refresh of the Kinect SDK. The new beta has a few driver updates and some run time enhancements.  They also worked on improving the documentation. More information about the latest Kinect SDK update can be found on the official website: [LINK] You can download the […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Kinect SDK is Finally Here!

    Kinect SDK is Finally Here!

    C#, Programming, Sensors June 16, 2011 21:00 1 comment

    The Kinect SDK is here and the tutorial series of basic fundamentals on it also arrived: The Kinect SDK Beta download: [LINK] Installing and using the Kinect sensor: [LINK] Camera fundamentals: [LINK] Skeletal Tracking fundamentals: [LINK] Audio fundamentals: [LINK] Depth data directives: [LINK] Via [Kinect Hacks] Now I can finally […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Bring on the Heat: Thermal Imaging with the NXT

    Bring on the Heat: Thermal Imaging with the NXT

    ROBOTC, Sensors June 12, 2011 22:10 11 comments

    Having spent most of yesterday hacking and optimizing the firmware for the new Dexter Industries Thermal IR Sensor, I thought I would go ahead and make something fun with it today. I built a pan and tilt rig for the sensor with a great deal of gearing down to allow […]

     
  • Lookin’ Hot: Thermal Infrared Sensor

    Lookin’ Hot: Thermal Infrared Sensor

    Sensors June 9, 2011 21:08 2 comments

    Hey baby, you’re on fire!  No really, you are, I can tell with my new Thermal Infrared Sensor from Dexter Industries. This sensor came in the mail today, it’s Dexter Industries’ latest sensor, the Thermal Infrared Sensor. I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet but I have […]