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Coming Soon: Mindsensors Grove Sensor Adapter for EV3 or NXT

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I was wondering if a one of the 3rd party sensor companies was ever going to come up with an EV3/NXT adapter for the Grove System.  Not sure what it is?  Grove System is an interface standard that allows you to connect all sorts of peripherals to your microcontroller.  There are adapters for Arduino and RaspberryPi, but not for the ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor MUX

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Deepak from Mindsensors told me they have a new device coming out soon: a Sensor MUX for the NXT and EV3. What makes this one different from the MUXes out there?  Well for one, it’s very compact, only 42 mm x 48 mm, with mounting holes in a 4 x 5 studs square.  Other features include: Support for all EV3 sensors (UART ... Read More »

New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

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Mindsensors have released a new sensor, or rather, a new edition of one of my most favourite ones: the LineLeader v2.  The v2 has a new, better, processor inside and has been optimised to work better with the rather, ehm, tempestuous I2C implementation on the EV3.  That means that you can be sure that it will operate just fine.  Other ... Read More »

Tris10: FindBall NXT and EmitIR

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Tristan from Tris10.com (yeah, very clever domain name!) sent me a FindBall NXT and EmitIR to play with and write a ROBOTC driver for. The FindBall NXT The FindBall NXT is a sensor specifically made to locate a 40KHz modulated IR signal, as used by the RoboCup Junior balls.  Tris10 claim that it is currently the best sensor for this ... Read More »

New: Dexter Industries dLight

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Dexter Industries have unleashed another sensor into the wild, the dLight.  I sort of ran my mouth a little, when I released my previous version of the Driver Suite by mentioning it then.  However, it’s out now and available from the Dexter Industries website. So what exactly is the dLight?  Other than a name that springs to mind many a ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.3

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Version 3.3 is out and should work just fine with all version of ROBOTC for NXT of at least 3.59.  I still need more testers for the dWiFI and NXT2WIFI sensors, so if you’re keen, let me know.  If you’re not keen, then, ehm, don’t. IMPORTANT NOTICE(S)! This suite will not work with anything less than ROBOTC 3.59, make sure ... Read More »

Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

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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 »

Download ROBOTC Driver Suite 3.2

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A new Driver Suite is here for your installing pleasure.  The NXT2WIFI is pretty much done as far as I am concerned.  I may add some nice wrappers for sending Tweets and that sort of thing but maybe someone else can do that and I’ll add the code to the Suite.  I need some people to test the Dexter Industries ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.1

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There’s a new instalment of the Driver Suite.  It’s still a bit of a work in progress at the moment, with regards to the RS485 stuff.  I’m busy overhauling the RS485 code in the Dexter Industries dWifi and NXTBees, so for now, I would advise you to use temporary ones that John posted here: [LINK]. IMPORTANT NOTICE(S)! The NXT2WIFI driver ... Read More »