Post Tagged with: "NXT"

  • 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 […]

     
  • Little Big Data: Splunk meets NXT

    Little Big Data: Splunk meets NXT

    Experiments June 11, 2012 19:59 8 comments

    Splunk is an enterprise-class machine data gathering and analysis tool, capable of consuming 100s of gigabytes of machine generated data and turning it into arbitrarily searchable data and presenting it with fancy reports and graphs.  I’ve used Splunk in the past for a project and another time to do post-mortem […]

     
  • New from HiTechnic: Passive IR Sensor

    New from HiTechnic: Passive IR Sensor

    Sensors June 7, 2012 07:37 15 comments

    HiTechnic have released a new product; the HiTechnic Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor.  With this sensor you can detect movement of warm bodies, such as pets and people. How does it work?  All warm bodies, such as people and pets emit a certain amount of heat, which is Infrared radiation.  This […]

     
  • RoboCup Junior @ NEMO

    RoboCup Junior @ NEMO

    Ramblings June 5, 2012 06:30 1 comment

    Last Saturday, Laurens and I were asked to give a LEGO Mindstorms NXT demo at the Dutch Robocup Junior championships.  We had our table setup on the second deck, right along the path to the actual arena. There were plenty of robots there but one in particular caught my eye.  […]

     
  • SNMP on an NXT

    SNMP on an NXT

    Sensors May 28, 2012 11:31 9 comments

    What is SNMP? When I got my NXT2WIFI sensor from Daniele I was quite sure what I wanted to make with it:  an SNMP agent.  What is an SNMP agent, you say?  SNMP, short for Simple Network Management Protocol, is a protocol that, as you may have guessed by now, […]

     
  • Mindsensors GlideWheel-M

    Mindsensors GlideWheel-M

    Sensors May 22, 2012 20:30 12 comments

    The mailman brought me a cool new toy to play with this afternoon!  It’s the Mindsensors GlideWheel-M!  These are so cool, you can now use the Large XL Power Functions motor with the same degree of accuracy as an NXT motor.  The GlideWheel-M is just a single unit thick and […]

     
  • Coming soon: Mindsensors AbsoluteIMU

    Coming soon: Mindsensors AbsoluteIMU

    Sensors May 22, 2012 20:08 4 comments

    Mindsensors have been working on an IMU of their own.  It has a compass, and accelerometer, as well as a 3-axis gyro.  It can be used is available in two configurations: Accelerometer and Compass or Gyro Accelerometer and Compass and Gyro. Seems a bit strange to have to chose between these […]

     
  • Building Robots At Schuberg Philis

    Building Robots At Schuberg Philis

    Ramblings May 13, 2012 07:31 3 comments

    Yesterday, the hosting company Schuberg Philis organised a LEGO day at its offices for all the employees and, of course, the kids. It was split into two parts, downstairs they had prepared a large auditorium with big tables full of LEGO for the younger kids and upstairs we had the […]

     
  • ROBOTC For Arduino is Out Now!

    ROBOTC For Arduino is Out Now!

    ROBOTC May 11, 2012 21:41 12 comments

    You can now download version 3.12 of ROBOTC which also supports the Arduino, in addition to the already existing platforms such as NXT and Cortex!  This is a beta release, and if you install it, it will replace whatever version you already have. I’ve never had major issues with betas […]