The dSwitch is a controller designed to be used with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT hardware and software.
The dSwitch controls any appliance in your house, such as a light, a toaster, or anything else you can plug into a household socket. The device acts as a switch, allowing your NXT inventions to turn off and on any appliance in the house!
The dSwitch is a fail safe device: when the control from the NXT is lost, power is shut off. All models come fully grounded.
The dSwitch can easily be controlled with a motor block. In terms of memory space, this is the most efficient method. For ease of use, the NXT-G block is provided for download. It allows for more clear reference and ease of use when writing a NXT-G program.
See more about the dSwitch on our blog here.
Scroll through our video collection of videos made with the dSwitch below.
More information on the dSwitch can be found in the dSwitch Manual.
Visit our Downloads section for blocks, example programs, and projects for the dSwitch.
- Voltage: 110 Volts
- Max Amps: 10 Amps
- AC Input: NEMA 5-15P Plug
- AC Output: NEMA 5-15R Receptacle
- Operating Times: 10 ms max actuate, 5 ms max release
- Life Expectancy: 50,000 operations @ 10 amp, 125 VAC
More on the dSwitch
Check Plastibot's use of the dSwitch to maintain the temperature of a fish tank.
See thenxtstep's review of the dSwitch here.
Search our blog for the latest posts on the dSwitch here.