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Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes


Now that both HiTechnic and Mindsensors have a SensorMUX, it may be a good opportunity to highlight some of the differences between the two. The HiTechnic SensorMUX This one has been around for a few years now and is well liked with FTC teams everywhere.  It allows you hook up to four supported sensors, which are automatically polled by the ... Read More »

Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX


Mindsensors are about to release a Sensor MUX of their own!  This one works very differently in that instead of doing the polling of the attached sensors for you, it allows itself to become a channel to said sensor.  So, in essence, you send it a command, like “give me access to the sensor attached to channel 1” and then, ... Read More »

ROBOTC 3.59.0 BETA available now!


The fine folks at Robomattter have released a new beta.  Now, I don’t think it should be called a beta, but I’m sure they have their reasons for that.  It fixes quite a number of issues that were reported in 3.54 and 3.55.2.  Thankfully, most, if not all of those bugs have been resolved.  This is a very stable build, ... Read More »

Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks


So just how much better is the new brick?  Below you can find a table that puts some of the main aspects of the new EV3 brick NeXT to the NXT.  The original table came from the Roberta website, I just translated it from German.  The source of this information is The LEGO Group, according to the original PDF.  Please ... Read More »


MS P3 Board Highres cropped

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2013) – Today The LEGO Group announced LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3, a new platform for consumer robotics designed to introduce a younger generation to the excitement of building and programming robots while adding new flexibility for its devoted following of robotics enthusiasts. Unveiled for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las ... Read More »

Legend of the world of NXT?


I don’t often post personal things on this blog, but this email totally made my day! Oh great and wise Xander legend of the world of NXT I have a older copy of RobotC and am looking for the v 2 Driver Suite and I humbly request your assistance The only appropriate reply to this kind of mail is of ... Read More »

Bot Bench is coming to Prague

Cafe Neu Romance

I’ve been invited to speak at the Cafe Neu Romance in Prague for the International Robotics Performance Festival.  Steven Canvin and Mike Brandl will also be there to give presentations.  There will be many other interesting speakers and demonstrations.  You can find out a LOT more about this festival here: [LINK].  If you’re in the area and you love robots ... Read More »

ROBOTC 3.54 available now!


After a slight delay after my initial 3.1 Driver Suite release, ROBITC 3.54 is finally available!  There have been so many changes and fixes to make ROBOTC even better than before.  This version also includes version 3.1 of my driver suite.  We’re currently working on collaborating even more with regards to the inclusion and updating of my Suite as part ... Read More »