Post Tagged with: "NXT"

  • 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 […]

     
  • Come play with Laurens…

    Come play with Laurens…

    Robots May 4, 2012 13:27 no comments

    ‘s robot! Yes, that’s right, you can reach out and play with Laurens’ Alpha Rex over the Big Interwebs!  He made a cool looking web interface for it and allows you check out what it’s doing via a webcam! I did something similar a while back but not nearly as […]

     
  • HispaBrick Magazine 013 is now available

    HispaBrick Magazine 013 is now available

    Ramblings April 3, 2012 08:46 no comments

    This installment of HispaBrick has a whopping 96 pages!  I’m not going to mention all of the contents here, of course.  Some of the highlights include: An interview with Jørgen Vig Knudstorp (LEGO’s CEO) Part 1 of a LEGO Pneumatics tutorial by none other than Kevin Clague An article by […]

     
  • Help fund the production of a new sensor: NXT2WIFI

    Help fund the production of a new sensor: NXT2WIFI

    Sensors March 28, 2012 06:00 1 comment

    Daniele Benedettelli is looking for help, your help!  He has developed a new WiFi sensor for the NXT called the NXT2WIFI. So what is the NXT2WIFI?  Obviously it’s a WiFi sensor for the NXT it’s a bit more than that.  It also has a web server built into it that […]