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Cool Kickstarter: Dexter Industries BrickPi

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Dexter Industries have launched a Kickstarter project for the BrickPi!  Become a backer and get one of these super cool shields for your Raspberry Pi.  I wrote about the BrickPi not that long ago and I think this a really awesome addition to the Raspberry Pi ecosphere! As of writing this article, the project is at almost 25% of total ... Read More »

Dexter Industries BrickPi

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The BrickPi is Dexter Industries latest project.  It’s an interface board, or shield, for the super popular Raspberry Pi, a cheap ($25) and small but very powerful processor board that runs Linux.  The BrickPi allows you to easily interface your NXT motors and sensors with the RasPi, without having to cut up cables or otherwise damage your precious LEGO parts. ... Read More »

News from Dexter Industries

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Some exciting things are happening with Dexter Industries.  Earlier this week they announced they’re working on a couple of mystery products.  Here they are, as they appear on the DI website. Mystery Project #1 This appears to be a Raspberry Pi with a custom shield on top of it that has NXT connectors.  It is hard to tell how many ... Read More »

New: Dexter Industries dLight

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Dexter Industries have unleashed another sensor into the wild, the dLight.  I sort of ran my mouth a little, when I released my previous version of the Driver Suite by mentioning it then.  However, it’s out now and available from the Dexter Industries website. So what exactly is the dLight?  Other than a name that springs to mind many a ... Read More »

Pull up or pass by: Dexter Industries BreadBoard Adapter

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  Hello tinkerers, look at your adapter, now back to mine, now back at your adapter, now back to mine.  Sadly, it’s not like mine, but if you headed over to Dexter Industries and bought one, it could look like this one.  Anything is possible when you can quickly disable or enable the 82K Ohm pull-ups using a DIP switch.  ... Read More »

News Flash: When two become one…sort of

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Today Generation Robots and Dexter Industries announced that they will be combining their efforts in the R&D and sales departments.  Generation Robots will now also have exclusive distribution rights for all the DI sensors in Europe and DI will distribute the HumaRobotics sensors in North America.  HumaRobotics is the R&D and sensor making division of Generation Robots. Cool stuff!  You ... Read More »

Using WebSocket on the dWifi

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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 »

Dexter Industries now available in Germany

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Good news for all my German readers.  You may not have won the Euro2012 championships, but if you’re looking to do some retail therapy, why not head on over to Amazon.de?  You can now buy a selection of Dexter Industries sensors without the hassle of dealing with customs. Ausgezeignet! You can buy the following sensors: The NXTBee WIFI for LEGO ... Read More »

Re-launch of the Dexter Industries dSwitch + Contest!

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Dexter Industries have re-launched one of their first products, the dSwitch.  The dSwitch is a device that allows you to control a main-operated device with your NXT!  Pretty freaking cool, if you ask me!  The possibilities are endless: Setup your NXT to turn on the coffee maker in the morning, wake up to the smell of a freshly brewed cup ... Read More »

WiFi Week 2 at Dexter Industries

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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 online using Patchube! Weather From Google – make your NXT ... Read More »