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  • Teleop Catalyst for ROBOTC

    Teleop Catalyst for ROBOTC

    ROBOTC January 16, 2012 23:06 1 comment

    Titus Woo posted on the ROBOTC forums about a really cool new program he’d written to make it easier for FTC teams to make a teleop program for their robot.  I’ve never done FTC but I maintain the ROBOTC forums so I see a lot of question go by during […]

     
  • HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Sensor

    HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Sensor

    Sensors December 13, 2011 09:53 6 comments

    I received my HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Sensor in the post yesterday and it’s epic.  It’s epic for a number of reasons: It has more inputs and outputs than you can shake a stick at, both analogue and digital. It can 6 digital strobe outputs (great if you want to start […]

     
  • Great PID video

    Great PID video

    Programming December 6, 2011 09:15 no comments

    Ivan Seidel from Brazil made a really great video to explain how PID control works. The video is in Portuguese but if you click on the “CC” (closed caption) button at the bottom, you’ll get English subtitles!  Go watch it, it’s really awesome.

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Finding Bluetooth paired NXTs with WMI

    Finding Bluetooth paired NXTs with WMI

    C# September 23, 2011 14:55 13 comments

    Windows Management Instrumentation I’ve been programming a fair bit of C# lately and one of the things I needed to do was find a list of all the COM ports used by NXTs that had been paired with the currently connected Bluetooth controller on the laptop. WMI, or Windows Management […]

     
  • Exposed: LEGO Ultrasonic Sensor

    Exposed: LEGO Ultrasonic Sensor

    Exposed September 21, 2011 21:43 43 comments

    This one was a request by one my readers and what a great suggestion! Taking this sensor apart proved a little bit of a challenge.  It wasn’t as eager to give ups secrets as readily as some of the other ones I’ve opened up in the past.  I also didn’t […]

     
  • ROBOTC 3.0 is Here! (and that’s not all!)

    ROBOTC 3.0 is Here! (and that’s not all!)

    ROBOTC September 13, 2011 22:10 13 comments

    After what seems like a dog’s age, a new release of ROBOTC has been, well, released (as is often the case with releases). Here’s what I know so far. Many platforms, one program They’ve done a major overhaul of the internal workings of the ROBOTC program and compiler, you no […]

     
  • LEGO World Zwolle October 19-26 2011

    LEGO World Zwolle October 19-26 2011

    Ramblings August 31, 2011 15:08 1 comment

    In just 6 weeks’, the biggest, most exciting LEGO show is going to take place in Zwolle, The Netherlands. This year the Mindstorms and Technic themes will join forces and have a massive combined stand that will take up a complete separate area at the venue. There will be other […]

     
  • OpenElectrons NXShield-M + Teemino

    OpenElectrons NXShield-M + Teemino

    Arduino August 10, 2011 20:23 3 comments

    The Teemino As I mentioned in an earlier post, OpenElectrons (Mindsensors) have released the Teemino and will soon release a shield (NXShield-M) that is compatible with this board and the ArduinoMega. Lucky for me, one of each of these arrived in the post this morning, unlucky for me, I don’t […]