Post Tagged with: "Dexter Industries"

  • Win a dCompass on Aswin’s Blog!

    Win a dCompass on Aswin’s Blog!

    Ramblings March 5, 2012 08:19 1 comment

    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 […]

  • Dexter Industries dCompass

    Dexter Industries dCompass

    Sensors February 20, 2012 17:14 3 comments

      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 […]

  • Happy and Prosperous 2012

    Happy and Prosperous 2012

    Ramblings January 1, 2012 10:27 1 comment

    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 to my own one on  I’ve never been happier about a hosting company.  We had […]

  • Fun with the AnyWays

    Fun with the AnyWays

    Experiments December 3, 2011 10:06 5 comments

    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 […]

  • Enter and WIN a Gorilla!

    Enter and WIN a Gorilla!

    Ramblings November 21, 2011 14:46 no comments

    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 […]

  • WiFi Week at Dexter Industries

    WiFi Week at Dexter Industries

    Sensors November 11, 2011 18:09 2 comments

    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 […]

  • Released: Dexter Industries WiFi Sensor

    Released: Dexter Industries WiFi Sensor

    Sensors November 4, 2011 17:56 3 comments

    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 […]

  • We’we in fow a Tweet!

    We’we in fow a Tweet!

    Sensors October 25, 2011 19:06 4 comments

    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. […]

  • It’s here: Dexter Industries 6-DOF IMU

    It’s here: Dexter Industries 6-DOF IMU

    Sensors October 11, 2011 12:30 6 comments

    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 […]

  • Night Time is the Right Time

    Night Time is the Right Time

    Ramblings August 14, 2011 19:17 no comments

    Cool picture of my NXT illuminated by the Dexter Industries’ upcoming 6-DOF IMU’s U-R-Blind LED™. The red light is the power strip’s main switch and the green in the foreground is the light on the HiTechnic Super Sniffer, an I2C protocol analyzer.