Post Tagged with: "NXT"

  • New from Dexter Industries: NXTChuck

    New from Dexter Industries: NXTChuck

    Sensors October 16, 2012 18:57 no comments

    I am sure you’ve seen the pictures of the Wii Nunchucks attached to the NXT before on the Internet.  However, they either required a very specific Nunchuck to be used or some modifications on the device itself.  Dexter Industries, together with Matthew Richardson have come up with a great new […]

     
  • HCC Robotica: Open Day

    HCC Robotica: Open Day

    Ramblings, Uncategorized October 2, 2012 10:36 no comments

    If you’re in the Netherlands and you want to see loads of cool robots and talk to their creators then come to the HCC Robotica Open Day event in Hooglanderveen this coming Saturday, 6 October.  I’m going to be taking some of my robots with me.  So if you want […]

     
  • ROBOTC 3.51 Update is Out!

    ROBOTC 3.51 Update is Out!

    ROBOTC September 22, 2012 06:44 2 comments

    The ROBOTC development team have released a new version of ROBOTC 3.51 that addresses a number of issues that were present and reported by users in 3.50.  Below is a list of changes that were made: Change joystick button commands to return a short to avoid “int == bool” comparison […]

     
  • May the Force be With You: HiTechnic Force Sensor

    May the Force be With You: HiTechnic Force Sensor

    Sensors September 11, 2012 07:35 6 comments

    If to be able to sense the Force you want your robot, an excellent choice this HiTechnic Force Sensor is.  Hmmmmm. ..  Due to come out in early October, this little bad boy can measure the amount of force applied to an axle that presses into the axle receptacle (image […]

     
  • ROBOTC 3.50 Now Available!

    ROBOTC 3.50 Now Available!

    ROBOTC September 8, 2012 21:17 no comments

    Woot!  ROBOTC 3.5 is finally out!  Below is a copy of the original article, which you can find here: [LINK]. Please note that the Driver Suite has not been updated yet to work flawlessly with this new version.  I will update it in the coming weeks and add a whole […]

     
  • Coming soon from Mindsensors: Light Sensor Array for NXT

    Coming soon from Mindsensors: Light Sensor Array for NXT

    Sensors August 30, 2012 07:54 4 comments

    Mindsensors is about to release a cool new sensor with an array of 8 light detectors: the Light Sensor Array.  Sound familiar?  Well, it should.  This is quite similar to their LineLeader sensor, with one major difference; there is no built-in PID regulator.  Why?  Simple, some robotics competitions deemed the […]

     
  • 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 […]