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WiFi Week 2 at Dexter Industries


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 »

Win a dCompass on Aswin’s Blog!

Not sure where to go?  Need a compass for your NXT? Then head to Aswin’s blog and you could win one of the new Dexter Industries dCompass sensors.  Entering is easy, just follow the instructions in the article! You’d better hurry though, the give-away closes on March 15, 2012, so be quick or forever wander the planet without direction.  Maybe ... Read More »

Dexter Industries dCompass


  Dexter Industries seem to really crank ‘em out lately with all the new sensors.  This time they’ve made a really nice compass sensor based on the Honeywell HMC5883L 3-axis digital compass IC. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with this little beauty for a little while now.  A preliminary driver will be part of version 2.5 of my driver ... Read More »

Happy and Prosperous 2012

Happy New Year!

I’d like to wish all of my readers a very happy and prosperous 2012. 2011 was a big year for my blog and NXT-sensor land.  I moved from a hosted WordPress blog on wordpress.com to my own one on HostGator.com.  I’ve never been happier about a hosting company.  We had some major issues with our previous one (Hostway) which hosted ... Read More »

Fun with the AnyWays


Last Thursday Laurens Valk came over to chat and play.  We thought it would be fun to try and do something with our AnyWays, Laurens had brought his with him.  We thought it would be fun to make one follow the other. We’d use the HT IR Ball as a “beacon” on one and the HT IR Seeker on the ... Read More »

Enter and WIN a Gorilla!


Well, not really a gorilla, but a very uniquely coloured sensor from Dexter Industries which has been named after Snowflake, the albino gorilla, which you can see to your left, looking seductively at the camera. You can win a Dexter Industries dIMU, with a really cool white NXT socket, it’s a one of a kind, so make sure you enter!  ... 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 »

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 »

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 »