Post Tagged with: "Mindsensors"

  • New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

    New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

    Sensors July 9, 2014 17:29 no comments

    Mindsensors have released a new sensor, or rather, a new edition of one of my most favourite ones: the LineLeader v2.  The v2 has a new, better, processor inside and has been optimised to work better with the rather, ehm, tempestuous I2C implementation on the EV3.  That means that you […]

     
  • Tutorial: Using the Mindsensors EV3Console in Linux

    Tutorial: Using the Mindsensors EV3Console in Linux

    Tutorials August 18, 2013 07:24 3 comments

    If you have the Mindsensors EV3Console and you’re keen to use it on Linux, you’ll find that it is not immediately detected by the drivers built-in to Ubuntu 13.04.  Have no fear, though, it’s fairly easy to fix.  The specific distribution used here is Ubuntu 13.04.  If you’re using something […]

     
  • Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor adapter for NXT or Arduino

    Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor adapter for NXT or Arduino

    Sensors August 17, 2013 08:19 no comments

    You read it right. Not even 3 weeks after the EV3 has started shipping, Mindsensors are working on getting ready to release another cool gadget for it.  This time it’s an EV3 Sensor adapter for NXT or Arduino.  It seems to allow you to connect the new EV3 sensors to […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: Mindsensors Pi-Pan

    Cool Kickstarter: Mindsensors Pi-Pan

    Ramblings August 15, 2013 14:24 no comments

    There’s a very cool new project on Kickstarter: the Pi-Pan, a pan-tilt rig for the Raspberry Pi Camera.  This project has been created by Mindsensors, so you can expect a good product.  As you can see from the screenshot, they’ve more than reached their funding goal and they still have […]

     
  • Mindsensors EV3 USB Console Adapter

    Mindsensors EV3 USB Console Adapter

    EV3 August 5, 2013 19:11 2 comments

    It will come as no surprise that Mindsensors, purveyors of cool stuff, have created a very easy to use LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 USB console adapter.  The EV3 has a serial console, which is accessible on the 1st Sensor Port.  This small device will allow you to simply plug an NXT/EV3 […]

     
  • Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes

    Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes

    Sensors March 15, 2013 07:25 7 comments

    Now that both HiTechnic and Mindsensors have a SensorMUX, it may be a good opportunity to highlight some of the differences between the two. The HiTechnic SensorMUX This one has been around for a few years now and is well liked with FTC teams everywhere.  It allows you hook up […]

     
  • Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

    Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

    Sensors February 27, 2013 21:33 4 comments

    Mindsensors are about to release a Sensor MUX of their own!  This one works very differently in that instead of doing the polling of the attached sensors for you, it allows itself to become a channel to said sensor.  So, in essence, you send it a command, like “give me […]

     
  • Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS, Worth its Weight in Salt

    Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS, Worth its Weight in Salt

    Sensors November 10, 2012 13:25 2 comments

    I wanted to come up with a fun project for the new Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS Angle Sensor.  I wracked my brain as to what I could make that would be fun and not something obvious.  Maybe it was my man-flu/Ebola induced fever, but I came up with an idea: a weighing […]

     
  • Coming soon from Mindsensors: Light Sensor Array for NXT

    Coming soon from Mindsensors: Light Sensor Array for NXT

    Sensors August 30, 2012 07:54 4 comments

    Mindsensors is about to release a cool new sensor with an array of 8 light detectors: the Light Sensor Array.  Sound familiar?  Well, it should.  This is quite similar to their LineLeader sensor, with one major difference; there is no built-in PID regulator.  Why?  Simple, some robotics competitions deemed the […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.8

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.8

    ROBOTC Driver Suite August 26, 2012 10:30 2 comments

    2 New Drivers There are two brand new drivers for the latest NXT sensors, the Mindstorms AbsoluteIMU and the HiTechnic Passive InfraRed (PIR) sensor.  The cool thing is that the HT PIR sensor will also work with the HiTechnic Sensor MUX (SMUX).  Only one thing, though, when you’re using with […]