dSolar Leak

This week, we wanted to give everyone a small hint about what’s coming soon from Dexter Industries.  We’ve been working for the past month on a solar power system for the Mindstorms NXT system.  That’s right, soon you’ll be able to power Lego Mindstorms robots with nothing but the sun.

Some pictures and a video of what we’ve been doing (click on the pictures for larger images) . . . .



2 Comments

  1. Ben June 11, 2010

    cool, does it work with the lego battery as regulated and baked power source? in other word, does it plug into the power jack of a regular LEGO battery, with some regulatory from a 12V panel, or does it embed an big cap?
    regards,
    Ben

  2. Dexter Industries June 12, 2010

    Hey Ben,

    Thanks for the question!

    The dSolar will come with a jack that can plug into the Lego Mindstorms battery pack. It will also come with adapters to go directly into the NXT.

    Big cap = Super Capacitor? For the more power-hungry in the crowd, we're going to have a Super Capacitor addition sold separately; it sure does help get the robots through shadows and clouds!

    Hope that helps!

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