Archive for July, 2012

Archive for July, 2012

  • World's First LEGO Wheelchair

    Simon Burfield has made the world’s first working LEGO Wheelchair.  A fully life-sized wheelchair able to carry a 90 kg human, the chair uses 7 MINDSTORMS bricks and a ton of NXT motors and Omniwheels. Simon has some great pictures of construction and a few videos of himself

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  • Using Debugger Stream in RobotC

    One of the most powerful aspects of RobotC is the debugger stream. You can easily debug complex programs with this function while programming. We've used this a lot in our WIFI programming, because it sends strings, rather than just characters.

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    LEGO Jet Engine Made with Real Lego Parts

    Pretty cool Rolls Royce Jet Engine made of LEGO parts. Rolls-Royce this week unveiled the world’s first jet engine to be made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Farnborough Airshow was the selected venue for the unveiling of the model, which is made entirely from 152,455 standard LEGO bricks and parts, making it, Rolls-Royce claims, “one of the most complex...

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  • NXT controlled by an iPad

    Control your LEGO MINDSTORMS with an iPhone or iPad

    Have you ever wanted to control your robot with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook?

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  • 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 on a laptop, computer,...

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    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 device.  A lot of...

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  • 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 its way out of...

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  • Underwater Robot with the NXTBee

    Brane wrote us with a project he did for his engineering coursework that uses our NXTBee XBee Radio for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT:

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  • Amazon.com in Germany

    Hallo Deutschland! We are trying to get a little more international exposure and have expanded into Amazon.de.

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