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Heads-up: New ROBOTC Driver Suite Requirement

I’ll be releasing a new version of the driver Driver Suite soon.  I’ve changed the minimum version it will compile under to ROBOTC 3.08, the latest stable release.  I am using some very useful functionality in some of my drivers that didn’t appear in previous versions. #include "firmwareVersion.h" #if (kFirmwareVersion < 912) #error "These drivers are only supported on RobotC ... Read More »


Tutorial: Sorting your Data

I was posed a question earlier this week: given an arbitrary English text, how would you pick out the 10 most common words?  On the NXT,  having a pile of sensor readings is nice but what if you need to pick the top 10 smallest or biggest ones?  How would you go about doing that?  There are no intrinsic functions ... Read More »


GIA Tooling Team Building Event

Nothing brings people together than playing with LEGO and solving problems.  It was with that in mind that I organised a fun team building event at my current assignment at the KPN GIA Tooling Team.  I packed my car full of NXT sets and other paraphernalia and spare parts. The playing field was simple, the assignment, not so much.  We ... Read More »


Moonbots deadline has been extended to July 18

Original article here: [LINK] The registration deadline has been extended to July 18. Register here. What needs to be submitted in Phase One? Team Biography Team Photo Team Video Answer to Creative Question Answer to Outreach Question Registration Consent Forms for All Team Members and Team Captain must be received. Just make sure to read the official rules carefully. now ... Read More »


See you at the LEGO Festijn @ Hardenberg!

I’ll be at the LEGO Festijn in Hardenberg this weekend.  Martijn Boogaarts and I will be displaying our robots and answering questions about life, the universe and Mindstorms. It’ll be a blast, so be sure to drop by if you can!  More information on where, can be found here: [LINK]. Be there or be square! Read More »


Using WebSocket on the dWifi

The folks at Dexter Industries don’t seem to need any sleep, it seems.  They’ve published a new set of program samples that allow you to communicate with your robot over WiFi through WebSocket using the dWiFi sensor.  What is WebSocket, I hear you ask? According to Wiki: WebSocket is a web technology providing for bi-directional, full-duplex communications channels over a ... Read More »