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Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.1


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 »

New from Dexter Industries: NXTChuck


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 Wii Adapter for LEGO MINDSTORMS, the NXTChuck.  With this sensor ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final


It’s finally here, a little overdue, but I had a really good excuse, I was at a robotics event on Saturday and I was fixing some last minute bugs!  Better to be late than buggy, right?  That’s not saying there are no bugs in this release, of course. IMPORTANT NOTICE(S)! The NXT2WIFI driver is a bit funky at the moment.  ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 beta 1


It’s here, folks!  After what seems like an eternity, at least to me, I proudly present the first beta of the ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0.  The reason it’s beta is because I have not had a chance to test all of the drivers.  I will continue to test more as I release new betas but I also count on you, ... Read More »

Coming soon: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 beta 1


Since the release of ROBOTC 3.50, I’ve been working hard on porting my current Driver Suite to the new function prototypes that came along with the introduction of pointers. Apart from the obvious changes to make it compile under ROBOTC 3.50, I have also finally made the move to rename all the files and drivers to a more sensible naming ... Read More »

May the Force be With You: HiTechnic Force Sensor


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 below left), which you see in the front of the ... Read More »

New from HiTechnic: The MiniScope

HiTechnic told me they were working on this little gem a while back but it’s finally here!  The HiTechnic MiniScope!  This is so cool it’s not even funny!  It’s very small and can actually be plugged right into a bread board!  That’s very useful if you want to combine it with the HiTechnic SuperPro, of course.  Now you can see ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.8


2 New Drivers There are two brand new drivers for the latest NXT sensors, the Mindstorms AbsoluteIMU and the HiTechnic Passive InfraRed (PIR) sensor.  The cool thing is that the HT PIR sensor will also work with the HiTechnic Sensor MUX (SMUX).  Only one thing, though, when you’re using with the SMUX, you will not be able to adjust the ... Read More »

Exposed! Full Frontal of HiTechnic PIR Sensor!


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.  To read more about what this sensor can do, check ... Read More »

Controlling your robot with a TV remote!


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?  Well it is. When I released my Driver Suite yesterday ... Read More »