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  • Want to support this site?

    Want to support this site?

    Ramblings October 4, 2012 19:01 9 comments

    Do you like what I do on this site? Are you an avid user of my Driver Suite? Is your ROBOTC license about to expire? Do you have more money than sense? If any, or all of the above, apply to you then here’s your chance to gain some righteous […]

     
  • Tutorial: Sorting your Data

    Tutorial: Sorting your Data

    Tutorials July 21, 2012 17:58 9 comments

    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 […]

     
  • Little Big Data: Splunk meets NXT

    Little Big Data: Splunk meets NXT

    Experiments June 11, 2012 19:59 8 comments

    Splunk is an enterprise-class machine data gathering and analysis tool, capable of consuming 100s of gigabytes of machine generated data and turning it into arbitrarily searchable data and presenting it with fancy reports and graphs.  I’ve used Splunk in the past for a project and another time to do post-mortem […]

     
  • SNMP on an NXT

    SNMP on an NXT

    Sensors May 28, 2012 11:31 9 comments

    What is SNMP? When I got my NXT2WIFI sensor from Daniele I was quite sure what I wanted to make with it:  an SNMP agent.  What is an SNMP agent, you say?  SNMP, short for Simple Network Management Protocol, is a protocol that, as you may have guessed by now, […]

     
  • Mindsensors GlideWheel-M

    Mindsensors GlideWheel-M

    Sensors May 22, 2012 20:30 12 comments

    The mailman brought me a cool new toy to play with this afternoon!  It’s the Mindsensors GlideWheel-M!  These are so cool, you can now use the Large XL Power Functions motor with the same degree of accuracy as an NXT motor.  The GlideWheel-M is just a single unit thick and […]

     
  • ROBOTC Driver Suite Tutorial

    ROBOTC Driver Suite Tutorial

    ROBOTC Driver Suite, Tutorials April 11, 2012 20:29 no comments

    Finally, after months and months of stalling, I have started and completed a tutorial for my Driver Suite. It actually took me a lot less effort than I originally thought it would, but I am happy with the result, as I am sure you will be. The tutorial will help […]

     
  • ROBOTC Drivers: Winding road

    ROBOTC Drivers: Winding road

    ROBOTC Driver Suite March 21, 2012 23:16 11 comments

    I don’t usually use graphs but when I do… Ever since I started writing my drivers back at the end of 2008, I would not have thought that I would now be almost at 6000 downloads. I was pouring over the stats and I noticed something quite cool.  It is […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • ROBOTC 2.03 for RCX Free!

    ROBOTC 2.03 for RCX Free!

    ROBOTC February 13, 2012 20:14 5 comments

    Now here’s a bargain you can’t refuse.  The folks over at Robotics Academy have created an RCX-only version of ROBOTC 2.03 and made it available for everyone to download! For free, no less!  That’s a lot of exclamation points! Ever since ROBOTC 2.02+ was released without RCX support, a lot […]

     
  • Mindsensors Digital Pneumatic Pressure Sensor (PPS58-Nx)

    Mindsensors Digital Pneumatic Pressure Sensor (PPS58-Nx)

    Sensors January 27, 2012 18:48 5 comments

    Mindsensors have made a new pressure sensor and it’s really sweet.  It uses their new compact sensor housing and it’s very slick and robust looking.  Rather than calling it the PPS v3, they gave it the uebercatchy name PPS58-Nx. So what can it do?  It can measure pressure from 0 […]