Post Tagged with: "Mindsensors"

  • 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 […]

     
  • Coming soon from Mindsensors

    Coming soon from Mindsensors

    NXT, Ramblings, Sensors June 30, 2011 16:05 15 comments

    NXShield for Arduino This shield is designed to fit on an Arduino. It will have 4 NXT motor ports, 4 NXT sensor ports and several RC servo motor ports. It allows you to use the I2C port on the Arduino. However it will have only a single I2C bus.  That […]

     
  • Mindsensors NXTRelayDriver

    Mindsensors NXTRelayDriver

    Sensors May 24, 2011 17:46 no comments

    If you’re a fan of the NXT as a programming platform but would like to control something beefier than just an NXT motor, you used to either have to resort to using relays or concoct your own controller board to handle the extra current. The latest offering from Mindsensors, the […]

     
  • The Pneuma-Snatcher

    The Pneuma-Snatcher

    NXT, ROBOTC, Robots, Sensors March 21, 2011 17:44 9 comments

    The Pneuma-Snatcher is a very ugly robot based on the very nice looking Snatcher, designed by Laurens Valk. I used the two valve kits that Mindsensors sent to me a week or so ago.  They work very well for controlling the pneumatic valves.  If you hook them up to the […]

     
  • Mindsensors Pneumatic Valve Servo Kit

    Mindsensors Pneumatic Valve Servo Kit

    Sensors March 12, 2011 16:57 2 comments

    Mindsensors are about to bring out a new servo kit that allows you to control a standard LEGO pneumatic valve. It comes as a kit, complete with all the bits and pieces including: A small microservo Two Technic axels A few bushings and other small pieces A mounting kit for […]

     
  • Bit Banged I2C Master on ROBOTC for Arduino

    Bit Banged I2C Master on ROBOTC for Arduino

    Arduino, ROBOTC, Sensors February 20, 2011 16:26 10 comments

    After spending two hours working on the changelog for the upcoming release of my driver suite, I thought I’d go play with something that was a bit more fun. I’m part of the ROBOTC for Arduino test group, which has been a lot of fun. The Arduino build does not […]

     
  • Coming Soon from Mindsensors

    Coming Soon from Mindsensors

    Sensors January 30, 2011 08:28 1 comment

    As mentioned on the Lego-X blog, Mindsensors have some pretty cool things for us in store in the next coming months. I spoke with Deepak from Mindsensors a few days ago about some of the things they are working on in their lab and it’s pretty exciting stuff. A dual […]

     
  • A Smoother LineLeader

    A Smoother LineLeader

    ROBOTC, Sensors, Tutorials January 10, 2011 17:40 no comments

    Sometimes even the greatest leaders need a little help.  This is also true of the Mindsensors LineLeader sensor. I’ve been working on maze solving robot and noticed that the robot’s state engine would sometimes be triggered by transient readings from the sensor. It would suddenly think that a crossing was […]

     
  • Apollo, The Littlest LineLeader

    NXT, ROBOTC, Robots, Sensors November 29, 2010 15:11 1 comment

    This is Apollo, the smallest NXT based line follower I’ve ever made.  It’s loosely based on A-Maze-Ing, which I designed and built quite a while ago. Apollo is equipped some pretty cool stuff: The new Mindsensors Numpad A Mindsensors LineLeader sensor Two Rotacaster wheels The program in this robot is […]