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  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.3

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.3

    ROBOTC Driver Suite October 16, 2011 10:22 2 comments

    Some boneheaded bugs fixed and a new driver Thanks to some very astute users of my suite, I have fixed a couple of stupid bugs in my IMU driver (this seems to be a recurring theme, it seems). A new sensor driver has also been added, this one was not […]

  • First Look: Mindsensors TouchPanel Sensor

    First Look: Mindsensors TouchPanel Sensor

    Sensors October 11, 2011 21:47 4 comments

    The mailman brought me a package from Mindsensors today!  The TouchPanel sensor is here and it looks great.  I’ve taken some quick pictures so you can get an idea of what it looks like. Front view, the screen is slightly less bright when viewed straight on but doesn’t seem affected […]

  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.2

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.2

    ROBOTC Driver Suite October 8, 2011 20:58 10 comments

    Minor fixes, enhancements and cleanups This release has a couple of small fixes and also gets rid of a couple of really bone-headed bugs in the Dexter Industry IMU sensor driver. The sensor driver has been tested with a real segway by Laurens Valk, check out the video below: The […]

  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.1

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.1

    ROBOTC Driver Suite September 10, 2011 19:25 no comments

    Nothing earth shattering Not as many new features or bug fixes as the last one but some nice little things none the less. Where can I download it? You can get it at the usual place: [LINK]. Changelog You can now calibrate light sensors on a per-port basis. It also […]

  • Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.0 Final

    Released: ROBOTC Driver Suite V2.0 Final

    ROBOTC August 20, 2011 16:35 2 comments

    At last Finally, after what seemed an eternity, a 2.0 final version has been released of the ROBOTC Driver Suite. There are many, many changes since the 1.x version of the suite, not so many if you’ve been using the betas. The suite now supports more than 50 sensors and […]

  • Exposed: HiTechnic Barometric Sensor

    Exposed: HiTechnic Barometric Sensor

    Exposed, Sensors August 4, 2011 15:00 no comments

    What’s this?  Two Exposed posts in two days?  What is this madness? To be honest I’ve been wanting to cut HiTechnic’s new Barometric Sensor open since I got it a while back.  I held off while it wasn’t on sale yet since I couldn’t really write about it anyway.  However, […]

  • Mindsensors NXTRelayDriver

    Mindsensors NXTRelayDriver

    Sensors May 24, 2011 17:46 no comments

    If you’re a fan of the NXT as a programming platform but would like to control something beefier than just an NXT motor, you used to either have to resort to using relays or concoct your own controller board to handle the extra current. The latest offering from Mindsensors, the […]

  • The Pneuma-Snatcher

    The Pneuma-Snatcher

    NXT, ROBOTC, Robots, Sensors March 21, 2011 17:44 9 comments

    The Pneuma-Snatcher is a very ugly robot based on the very nice looking Snatcher, designed by Laurens Valk. I used the two valve kits that Mindsensors sent to me a week or so ago.  They work very well for controlling the pneumatic valves.  If you hook them up to the […]

  • Coming Soon from Mindsensors

    Coming Soon from Mindsensors

    Sensors January 30, 2011 08:28 1 comment

    As mentioned on the Lego-X blog, Mindsensors have some pretty cool things for us in store in the next coming months. I spoke with Deepak from Mindsensors a few days ago about some of the things they are working on in their lab and it’s pretty exciting stuff. A dual […]

  • Dexter Industries NXTBee

    Dexter Industries NXTBee

    Sensors January 25, 2011 16:30 2 comments

    After a long wait, thanks to the speediness of the USPS (their delivery status page is beyond useless), my two Dexter Industries NXTBee sensors finally arrived!  These little puppies will allow me to communicate between up to 16 NXTs at about 115Kb/s.  Pretty sweet, I’d say.  They leverage the NXT’s […]