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Mindsensors TouchPanel: Noise-a-Tron

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 I present to you: the Mindsensors TouchPanel Noise-a-Tron also known ... Read More »

First Look: Mindsensors TouchPanel Sensor

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 at all if viewed at a slight tilt. I take ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Mindsensors Touch Panel Sensor

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 it yet but I just got a mail saying that ... Read More »

OpenElectrons NXShield-M + Teemino

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 have a phone that runs Android 2.3.1, a prerequisite for ... Read More »

New Site: OpenElectrons

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 also a platform rich with peripherals and software that can ... Read More »

Invasion of La Grenouille Robotique

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 posted. I’ve compiled a little list: I will be doing ... Read More »

Coming soon from Mindsensors

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 means it will work fine with multiple digital sensors as ... Read More »

Mindsensors NXTRelayDriver

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 NXTRelayDriver, is about to change that. It’s not really a ... Read More »

The Pneuma-Snatcher

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 NXTServo controller, you end up with a very nice way ... Read More »

Mindsensors Pneumatic Valve Servo Kit

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 the servo A pneumatic valve Here are some pictures of ... Read More »