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WiFi Week 2 at Dexter Industries

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Dexter Industries has started another WiFi Week!  Exciting projects will be unveiled each day, just like the last WiFi week a little while back. Cool projects that have been published so far as part of WiFi Week 2: Pachube with LEGO™ MINDSTORMS™ NXT – Connect and display your sensor data online using Patchube! Weather From Google – make your NXT ... Read More »

WiFi Week at Dexter Industries

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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 »

We’we in fow a Tweet!

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Dexter Industries have used their WiFi sensor to send a Tweet straight from the NXT over WiFi! It uses the Arduino Tweet Library relaying site to send them which is really, really cool!  I am so going to rebuild TwitterTattle to do this.  No more tethering needed! This is fantastic. The code for this will be available very shortly, it’s ... Read More »

I’d Rather Be Streaming Robots

The NXT webserver has been up for a few days now and it’s really cool to see so many people logging into it to make the motor move.  When I created it, I had no idea that it was going to be used as much as it has been.  I’ve had almost 1200 views on the UStream channel and blog ... Read More »

Want to Play with my NXT?

I am currently streaming a live feed of my NXT on UStream.  You can easily control the motor on my NXT using URLs like: http://xammy.demon.nl:81/MOTA=0 – stop the motor http://xammy.demon.nl:81/MOTA=100 – run the motor at 100% clockwise http://xammy.demon.nl:81/MOTA=-50 – run the motor at 50% counter-clockwise. The power to the motor can range from –100 to 100, with 0 being “brake”. ... Read More »

WiFi? Because We Can!

The mailman brought some shiny new toys this morning, one of which included the all-new Dexter Industries WiFi sensor.  I don’t have all the technical details for this one yet, but like the NXTBee, it uses the NXT’s RS485 port for high-speed communications. It has a clip to hold a 9V battery on the back, the red and black wire ... Read More »