New Year, New Project: GrovePi 1

New Year, New Project: GrovePi
Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2014 with a new product for the Raspberry Pi, the GrovePi!  The GrovePi is a modular sensor system for connecting Grove Sensors to the Raspberry Pi. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Dexter Industries Holiday Schedule

Dexter Industries Holiday Schedule
Happy Holidays!  It’s been an incredible year and we need a small break.  Dexter Industries will be working limited hours from December 24th through January 6th.  This will mostly concern shipping: we will be answer technical questions on our forum and through our contact page. All orders placed before or on the 23rd of December ...

BrickPi Space Launch

BrickPi Space Launch
past week we successfully launched a BrickPi with a high altitude balloon, and even better recovered it.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be assembling the footage and pictures into a more coherent view of what happened. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

New Project: Raspberry Pi Kindle Reader

Have you ever wanted to get that Kindle Book into another format, or just copy the text? Have you ever wanted to get all of your highlights or notes off your Kindle? In this project we make an ebook reading robot with the BrickPi.  We use the BrickPi to control the LEGO  page turner, a RaspberryPi ...

Measuring EV3 Current Consumption

Measuring EV3 Current Consumption
This week we want to share some data we gathered while running some tests on the new EV3 system. Using a DC Bench-top power supply, measuring down to the milliamp, we roughly measured the EV3 current consumption in different situations.  The tabulated data provides an interesting place to start when estimating the battery lifetime of ...

BrickPi Projects From the Forums

BrickPi Projects From the Forums
This week we wanted to share a few projects that have already started coming out, using the BrickPi.  These three projects were shared on our forums. Did we miss yours?  Let us know about your project in the forums and we’ll add it in! Alpha “pi” Rex - The first humanoid project we’ve seen! Shellby ...

Dexter Industries Sensors for EV3

Dexter Industries Sensors for EV3
Dexter Industries sensors for Mindstorms are now EV3 compliant, and we have a list of sensors and their status setup on our website here. Right now we have blocks for the dIMU, dLight, and dGPS.  We are quickly finishing the rest. Our EV3 package is fully open-sourced and you can view how we did it, and what we ...

SimpleBot for the BrickPi: Dead Simple

SimpleBot for the BrickPi:  Dead Simple
Announcing SimpleBot: the simplest BrickPi model.  Weighing in at a total of 46 parts(most of them are connectors) and two motors, this minimalist design uses as few parts as possible. We have building instructions and sample code all up on the SimpleBot page.  SimpleBot is a great place to start for a first robot with the BrickPi! ...

Manty Robot with Raspberry Pi and BrickPi

Manty Robot with Raspberry Pi and BrickPi
Laurens Valk, of Mindstorms NXT building fame and popular line of books, has just released his latest model:  Manty.  Manty is a Preying Mantis-inspired robot made of LEGO Mindstorms. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

BrickPi on the MagPi

BrickPi on the MagPi
The latest issue of the MagPi has been released!  The Dexter Industries BrickPi is square on the cover, bringing robotics to the Raspberry Pi! Check out the latest edition here. It is ideal for all levels of user and a great way to get your Raspberry Pi moving.  Head over to page 4 for more ...