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ROBOTC Drivers: Winding road


I don’t usually use graphs but when I do… Ever since I started writing my drivers back at the end of 2008, I would not have thought that I would now be almost at 6000 downloads. I was pouring over the stats and I noticed something quite cool.  It is not hard to tell that my main user base are ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.5


Two new drivers Support for two new sensors has been added this time: The Dexter Industries 3-axis Magnetic Compass Sensor (dCompass) Mindsensors Pressure Sensor (PPS58-Nx) Changelog * Added new driver + test programs for Dexter Industries dCompass (Driver name: DIMC) * Added new driver + test programs for the Mindsensors Pressure Sensor PPS58-Nx (Driver name: MSPPS) * Added atan2() function ... Read More »

Win a dCompass on Aswin’s Blog!

Not sure where to go?  Need a compass for your NXT? Then head to Aswin’s blog and you could win one of the new Dexter Industries dCompass sensors.  Entering is easy, just follow the instructions in the article! You’d better hurry though, the give-away closes on March 15, 2012, so be quick or forever wander the planet without direction.  Maybe ... Read More »

Dexter Industries dCompass


  Dexter Industries seem to really crank ‘em out lately with all the new sensors.  This time they’ve made a really nice compass sensor based on the Honeywell HMC5883L 3-axis digital compass IC. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with this little beauty for a little while now.  A preliminary driver will be part of version 2.5 of my driver ... Read More »

Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.4


More 3rd party 3rd party drivers Does a 3rd party 3rd party driver make it a 4th party? I’m not sure, you decide.  In any case, my good man Gus at HiTechnic has provided a very nice driver for the new HiTechnic Super Pro Board.  Thanks for that! I also added a driver for the totally awesome Mindsensors Touch Panel ... Read More »

WiFi Week at Dexter Industries


It’s been a super exciting and busy week over at Dexter Industries! To celebrate the official release of their WiFi sensor, they published an article each day on some of the cool things you can do with this new sensor. Friday: Connecting The Wifi Sensor to a Network The first article is all about the basics of hooking up the ... Read More »

Released: Dexter Industries WiFi Sensor

With a gestation period of a baby elephant but with the grace of a cheetah, Dexter Industries are proud to present their latest offering: the WiFi Sensor. You may remember me building a web server a while back that allowed you to fiddle with a motor over the Internet, now you can have one of your own! The DWiFi sensor ... Read More »

HiTechnic SuperPro: What product to get?

NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

If you’re keen to get started with the new HiTechnic SuperPro you may be a little confused as to which kit to get.  It comes in three product versions and depending on your skill or arsenal of electronic components, you can now pick the one that suits your needs best.  Check out this very useful chart HiTechnic have created: [LINK].  ... Read More »

Mindsensors TouchPanel: Noise-a-Tron

Mindsensors TouchPanel

This is possibly the most annoying musical instrument in the world. My dogs weren’t all that impressed with it either.  It’s like the Theremin from hell without any of the redeeming features.  It is to music as ketchup is to pasta sauce. So it is not without some pride that I present to you: the Mindsensors TouchPanel Noise-a-Tron also known ... Read More »

Additional info on HiTechnic SuperPro Board

NXT SuperPro Prototype Board

John Hansen has written a very nice article on the new HiTechnic SuperPro board over on the Mindboards blog. He’s been very busy creating a new compiler for this board to allow you to write custom program in BrixCC to upload to this board.  There is a lot of information about it on the NBC page.  You can find a ... Read More »