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  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 Final

    ROBOTC Driver Suite October 8, 2012 21:11 8 comments

    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)! […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 beta 1

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 beta 1

    ROBOTC Driver Suite September 25, 2012 20:41 12 comments

    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 […]

     
  • Coming soon: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 beta 1

    Coming soon: ROBOTC Driver Suite V3.0 beta 1

    ROBOTC Driver Suite September 16, 2012 12:18 5 comments

    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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • New from HiTechnic: The MiniScope

    New from HiTechnic: The MiniScope

    Sensors August 28, 2012 06:32 1 comment

    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 […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.8

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.8

    ROBOTC Driver Suite August 26, 2012 10:30 2 comments

    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 […]

     
  • 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?  […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.7

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.7

    ROBOTC Driver Suite August 4, 2012 17:23 no comments

    3 New Drivers I’ve added support for 2 new devices and a better driver for an older one.   The minimal version for the Driver Suite has been set to 3.08.  If you need support for an older version ROBOTC, I would advise you to stick with a previous version of […]

     
  • New from Mindsensors: PS2 Controller Interface for NXT v4

    New from Mindsensors: PS2 Controller Interface for NXT v4

    Sensors July 3, 2012 21:27 3 comments

    The mailman brought me a very nice package today, courtesy of the fine folks at Mindsensors!  Among its contents was a brand new PSP-Nx V4-c, the PS2 Controller Interface for NXT, together with a wireless PS2 Controller. So what makes the new V4 better than the V3?  For one, there’s […]