dCompass: Digital Compass for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT
The Dexter Industries dCompass is a compass sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. This compact sensor detects magnetic fields for navigation. Using a magnetic sensor, the sensor is able to measure the earth's magnetic field and returns a magnetic heading, telling you which way your robot is heading.
The device can be used without calibration and can be calibrated with software to account for magnetic fields to deliver a highly accurate compass heading.
The sensor is supported in NXT-G, Labview, and RobotC.
The sensor communicates with the NXT via I2C and can be placed on any port.
Our Manual for the dCompass for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT. Provides more detailed information about the sensor and how to use it.
Visit our Downloads section for blocks, example programs, and projects for the dCompass.