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Fun with the AnyWays

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 »

Rotacaster wheels now available from HiTechnic

Rotacaster

HiTechnic have started selling the Rotacaster wheels now as well.  That’s great news for people who live State-side.  Now you won’t have to worry about US customs intercepting your nice wheels and using them for something themselves. HiTechnic is selling them in packs of two and you can get right here: [LINK]. They plan to have cool models up on ... Read More »

HiTechnic SuperPro: What product to get?

NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

If you’re keen to get started with the new HiTechnic SuperPro you may be a little confused as to which kit to get.  It comes in three product versions and depending on your skill or arsenal of electronic components, you can now pick the one that suits your needs best.  Check out this very useful chart HiTechnic have created: [LINK].  ... Read More »

Additional info on HiTechnic SuperPro Board

NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

John Hansen has written a very nice article on the new HiTechnic SuperPro board over on the Mindboards blog. He’s been very busy creating a new compiler for this board to allow you to write custom program in BrixCC to upload to this board.  There is a lot of information about it on the NBC page.  You can find a ... Read More »

New from HiTechnic: NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

HiTechnic have released their latest creation: the NXT SuperPro Prototype Board.  It’s a like the old Prototype Board (which seems to be gone from the website now) only much, much more advanced.  You can actually hook this thing up to your USB port and reprogram it to do what you want.  This thing is packed full of awesome features: 4 ... Read More »

Night Time is the Right Time

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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. Read More »

Exposed: HiTechnic Barometric Sensor

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What’s this?  Two Exposed posts in two days?  What is this madness? To be honest I’ve been wanting to cut HiTechnic’s new Barometric Sensor open since I got it a while back.  I held off while it wasn’t on sale yet since I couldn’t really write about it anyway.  However, now that it’s out there in the wild and I ... Read More »

Exposed: HiTechnic Tetrix Controllers

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This Exposed episode is brought to you by Team R.A.B.B.I.  My first thought when opening the envelope from them was “Oh wow, thanks!”  My second thought was “I wonder what these look like on the inside.”  It must’ve taken a lot of restraint but I managed to not open them until at least an hour later.  They did not disappoint.  ... Read More »

Thank You FTC Team 4466!

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I got a nice big padded envelope in the mail this morning from this year’s FTC Team 4466 (R.A.B.B.I.).  Inside was a really nice letter and a HiTechnic Servo Controller for Tetrix and a DC Motor Controller for Tetrix! It was a real pleasure working with you guys and thank you for sending me two of the most difficult to ... Read More »

New from HiTechnic: a Barometric Sensor

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HiTechnic have released a new sensor: a barometric sensor that can also measure temperature! If you ever wanted to make your own weather station, then this is perfect for the job! It measures the pressure in 1/1000th of an inch of Mercury, which can easily be converted other units like Pascal and PSI. The temperature is measured in 1/10th degrees ... Read More »