Post Tagged with: "Mindsensors"

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

     
  • UI Frame Work – More Button Pushing

    UI Frame Work – More Button Pushing

    Experiments November 5, 2011 16:24 5 comments

    Today I’ve been quite busy programming a more generic framework for using buttons, strings and multiple windows on the NXT.  Things like button pressing is now handled centrally, as well as rendering the windows and the buttons in their current state.  It’s starting to take shape now and it’s not […]

     
  • Pressing my Buttons!

    Pressing my Buttons!

    Experiments November 4, 2011 22:12 6 comments

    I thought it would be kind of fun to modify some of my program to make use of the Mindsensors TouchPanel sensor.  Having buttons on the screen would make it a lot more intuitive to use.  So here’s a first short video of a 3D button that you can press […]

     
  • New from OpenElectrons: NXShield-D

    New from OpenElectrons: NXShield-D

    Arduino November 3, 2011 13:10 no comments

    OpenElectrons, the non-NXT company of Mindsensors, has released a smaller version of their NXShield-M that fits a normal Arduino Duemilanove or Uno.  This one doesn’t have as many servo connections as the NXShield-M (which has an insane number of servo connectors) but has a smaller form factor. You can attach […]

     
  • Mindsensors TouchPanel: Noise-a-Tron

    Mindsensors TouchPanel: Noise-a-Tron

    Experiments October 29, 2011 12:40 4 comments

    This is possibly the most annoying musical instrument in the world. My dogs weren’t all that impressed with it either.  It’s like the Theremin from hell without any of the redeeming features.  It is to music as ketchup is to pasta sauce. So it is not without some pride that […]

     
  • First Look: Mindsensors TouchPanel Sensor

    First Look: Mindsensors TouchPanel Sensor

    Sensors October 11, 2011 21:47 4 comments

    The mailman brought me a package from Mindsensors today!  The TouchPanel sensor is here and it looks great.  I’ve taken some quick pictures so you can get an idea of what it looks like. Front view, the screen is slightly less bright when viewed straight on but doesn’t seem affected […]

     
  • Coming Soon: Mindsensors Touch Panel Sensor

    Coming Soon: Mindsensors Touch Panel Sensor

    Sensors October 5, 2011 21:33 8 comments

    This is what the NXT should’ve had in the first place!  Thank goodness for companies like Mindsensors.  They’ve created the first touch panel sensor for the NXT that sits on top of the standard screen and allows you to draw and press on it with a stylus. I haven’t got […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • New Site: OpenElectrons

    New Site: OpenElectrons

    Ramblings July 20, 2011 06:37 5 comments

    OpenElectrons is a site created by Mindsensors to be for the Android and Arduino platforms what their Mindsensors.com site is to the Mindstorms NXT platform. Android OS and devices offer many features that are fantastic for people wanting to build an easy-to-program robot with many capabilities already built-in. Arduino is […]

     
  • Invasion of La Grenouille Robotique

    Invasion of La Grenouille Robotique

    Ramblings July 14, 2011 08:09 no comments

    This post is coming to you from La Belle France.  I’ve been here vacationing for the past two weeks together with my wife.  We’ve been staying mostly at my dad’s place but had a great 5-day trip to the Pyrenean mountains. A lot of stuff has happened since I last […]