Testing EV3 Sensors with the BrickPi

Testing EV3 Sensors with the BrickPi
Beta Testing EV3 Sensors with BrickPi One of the projects we’re in the process of testing: an update to the BrickPi Firmware.  The original BrickPi firmware only works with NXT sensors.  We recently updated the firmware to accommodate EV3 sensors.  The firmware is still in Beta, but we’re inviting everyone to come try it out and ...

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 ...

dLight Projects

dLight Projects
This week we learned about two amazing projects with the dLight LED system for the LEGO Mindstorms NXT.  One is a high-tech indoor GPS system, the other is high art created with the dLight.           Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

20 Days of Free Shipping on Amazon

20 Days of Free Shipping on Amazon
Dexter Industries is offering free shipping from our Amazon store for the next 20 days!  Everything in our Amazon store will be shipped free until December 20th. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

New Partnership, EU Customers Better Served

Today we would like to announce a new development in our partnership with Generation Robots.  In an effort to better serve our European customers, starting today, Generation Robots has become the exclusive distributor of Dexter Industries products inside the EU Economic Zone. For the past two years, we have had an extraordinary partnership with Generation Robots. Did ...

Robot Control Over WIFI for LEGO MINDSTORMS (Video)

Robot Control Over WIFI for LEGO MINDSTORMS (Video)
Ever wanted to control a robot with your web browser?  Dexter Industries has written an example and library to help you do that.  Now you can communicate very quickly, with a webpage, from anywhere in the world.  The new example software allows a user to dynamically control the robot from a webpage from a browser ...

Introducing Websockets for WIFI 2

Introducing Websockets for WIFI
Imagine . . . controlling your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot from everywhere in the world from any web-enabled device: PC, Macbook, laptop, Android smartphone, iPhone, or iPad. Finally . . . you can! Websockets are a way to communicate with webpages that allow you to send data back and forth to a server or another web-enabled ...

Solar Powered LEGO Robot Workshops Are a Hit with Students and Teachers

Recently Dexter Industries teamed up with the University of Arizona to bring solar powered robots to engineering teaching.  Students are getting hands-on learning experience in solar engineering using the dSolar to power their LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. A teaching concept that lets students power up Lego robots by retrofitting them with mini solar panels is making ...

Amazon.com in Germany 1

Amazon.com in Germany
Hallo Deutschland! We are trying to get a little more international exposure and have expanded into Amazon.de.    We are experimenting with the service and will see how it goes.  For now, only a few of our products are available, but if we prove to be popular in Germany, we will expand the list.  Right ...