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HiTechnic Sensor EV3 Blocks


HiTechnic has brought out a couple of EV3 programming blocks for its sensors. The blocks and instructions on how to import them into your software can be found here: [LINK]. With these blocks you will be able to use the Angle, Compass, Accelerometer, IRSeekerV2, and Gyro sensors.  Cool! Read More »

Cool Kickstarter: Dexter Industries BrickPi


Dexter Industries have launched a Kickstarter project for the BrickPi!  Become a backer and get one of these super cool shields for your Raspberry Pi.  I wrote about the BrickPi not that long ago and I think this a really awesome addition to the Raspberry Pi ecosphere! As of writing this article, the project is at almost 25% of total ... Read More »

Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes


Now that both HiTechnic and Mindsensors have a SensorMUX, it may be a good opportunity to highlight some of the differences between the two. The HiTechnic SensorMUX This one has been around for a few years now and is well liked with FTC teams everywhere.  It allows you hook up to four supported sensors, which are automatically polled by the ... Read More »

Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks


So just how much better is the new brick?  Below you can find a table that puts some of the main aspects of the new EV3 brick NeXT to the NXT.  The original table came from the Roberta website, I just translated it from German.  The source of this information is The LEGO Group, according to the original PDF.  Please ... Read More »

Coming soon from Mindsensors: Light Sensor Array for NXT


Mindsensors is about to release a cool new sensor with an array of 8 light detectors: the Light Sensor Array.  Sound familiar?  Well, it should.  This is quite similar to their LineLeader sensor, with one major difference; there is no built-in PID regulator.  Why?  Simple, some robotics competitions deemed the LineLeader so good as to be an unfair advantage over ... Read More »

Heads-up: New ROBOTC Driver Suite Requirement

ROBOTC Driver Suite

I’ll be releasing a new version of the driver Driver Suite soon.  I’ve changed the minimum version it will compile under to ROBOTC 3.08, the latest stable release.  I am using some very useful functionality in some of my drivers that didn’t appear in previous versions. #include "firmwareVersion.h" #if (kFirmwareVersion < 912) #error "These drivers are only supported on RobotC ... Read More »

Dexter Industries now available in Germany

Dexter Industries IMU

Good news for all my German readers.  You may not have won the Euro2012 championships, but if you’re looking to do some retail therapy, why not head on over to Amazon.de?  You can now buy a selection of Dexter Industries sensors without the hassle of dealing with customs. Ausgezeignet! You can buy the following sensors: The NXTBee WIFI for LEGO ... Read More »

Happy and Prosperous 2012

Happy New Year!

I’d like to wish all of my readers a very happy and prosperous 2012. 2011 was a big year for my blog and NXT-sensor land.  I moved from a hosted WordPress blog on wordpress.com to my own one on HostGator.com.  I’ve never been happier about a hosting company.  We had some major issues with our previous one (Hostway) which hosted ... Read More »