Post Tagged with: "NXT"

  • ROBOTC 3.5 beta is out Today!

    ROBOTC 3.5 beta is out Today!

    ROBOTC August 24, 2012 17:55 2 comments

    After seemingly forever, ROBOTC 3.5 beta is finally out.  So why is this important?  There have been so many cool new features added to this release, it might as well be 4.0, to be honest. So what’s new?  Below is a list of some of the new features: Full ANSI-C […]

     
  • Exposed! Full Frontal of HiTechnic PIR Sensor!

    Exposed! Full Frontal of HiTechnic PIR Sensor!

    Exposed, Sensors August 16, 2012 21:21 2 comments

    It’s been a while since I last did an “exposed” article, where I take apart a sensor and take intimate pictures of its insides.  The HiTechnic Passive Infra Red (PIR) is a great one though.  It was also one of the most tricky ones to photograph and put back together.  […]

     
  • Controlling your robot with a TV remote!

    Controlling your robot with a TV remote!

    Sensors August 5, 2012 21:09 6 comments

    Controlling your robot with a Playstation 2 remote is all well and good but what if you want to use something else?  No worries, with the new Mindsensors Playstation 2 controller interface, you can also get a model that can receive IR signals from a standard TV remote.  Sounds cool?  […]

     
  • Very cool Omniwheelchair

    Very cool Omniwheelchair

    Ramblings July 31, 2012 09:15 no comments

    Simon Burfield, a.k.a. Burf has made a super cool model.  By model I mean chair and by chair I mean omnidirectional wheelchair. Oh and it’s life-sized, too.  Yeah, it is capable of handling no less than 90 kg!  I saw a video of an early prototype a few weeks ago […]

     
  • GIA Tooling Team Building Event

    GIA Tooling Team Building Event

    Ramblings July 20, 2012 08:23 no comments

    Nothing brings people together than playing with LEGO and solving problems.  It was with that in mind that I organised a fun team building event at my current assignment at the KPN GIA Tooling Team.  I packed my car full of NXT sets and other paraphernalia and spare parts. The […]

     
  • Skittles on the Threshold

    Skittles on the Threshold

    Robots July 11, 2012 20:26 8 comments

    My robot Skittles is a big robot; he’s probably one of the biggest wheeled robots I’ve made so far.  When the Mindsensors PSP-Nx-V4 came in last week, I knew I had to make it remote controllable. I finished up the last bits of the driver for the new sensor yesterday […]

     
  • New from Mindsensors: PS2 Controller Interface for NXT v4

    New from Mindsensors: PS2 Controller Interface for NXT v4

    Sensors July 3, 2012 21:27 3 comments

    The mailman brought me a very nice package today, courtesy of the fine folks at Mindsensors!  Among its contents was a brand new PSP-Nx V4-c, the PS2 Controller Interface for NXT, together with a wireless PS2 Controller. So what makes the new V4 better than the V3?  For one, there’s […]

     
  • Dexter Industries now available in Germany

    Dexter Industries now available in Germany

    Ramblings July 2, 2012 18:09 1 comment

    Good news for all my German readers.  You may not have won the Euro2012 championships, but if you’re looking to do some retail therapy, why not head on over to Amazon.de?  You can now buy a selection of Dexter Industries sensors without the hassle of dealing with customs. Ausgezeignet! You […]

     
  • Re-launch of the Dexter Industries dSwitch + Contest!

    Re-launch of the Dexter Industries dSwitch + Contest!

    Sensors June 19, 2012 16:59 2 comments

    Dexter Industries have re-launched one of their first products, the dSwitch.  The dSwitch is a device that allows you to control a main-operated device with your NXT!  Pretty freaking cool, if you ask me!  The possibilities are endless: Setup your NXT to turn on the coffee maker in the morning, […]

     
  • New Product: BOFH-2012 EX-Q

    New Product: BOFH-2012 EX-Q

    Ramblings June 17, 2012 09:12 1 comment

    BOFH-2012 EX-Q, the ultimate Bastard Operator From Hell Excuse generator. Not sure why the server is not working right? Can’t be bothered to figure why the mails aren’t being served? Just want to shut up the person on the other side of the phone line? Now you can do all […]