Post Tagged with: "Mindsensors"

  • 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 […]

     
  • Mindsensors Numeric Pad

    ROBOTC, Sensors November 2, 2010 17:04 6 comments

    Look what the mail man brought in today. This little beauty here to your right is a prototype of the new upcoming Mindsensors Numeric Pad.  It’s a very nice capacitance proximity detection based keypad meaning it can tell when you’re touching it without the need for actual switches.  That does […]