• Connecting the EV3 and the Arduino

    In this HowTo, we’ll show you how to get your EV3 and your Arduino to communicate, and how to use Arduino Shields with the EV3. The EV3 is much more powerful than the NXT, but at the time of writing this article, the software available is much harder to hack with.  We recently tried to make this easier by developing...

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS and Arduino Connected

    Interfacing the Arduino and LEGO MINDSTORMS

    In this HowTo, we’ll show you how to get your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and your Arduino to talk. In the demonstration, we use an Arduino Uno, but the example we’ve written can be used for just about any of the versions of Arduino.  This example can be extended to use the Arduino as a sensor for the NXT, and...

  • Arduino GPS Project: Converting Coordinates

    This page is about how to convert GPS coordinates from a standard GPS (GPRMC string data) into decimal-degree coordinates in the Arduino language. An example code is given below for how to take in a a float in the GPS format and convert it into decimal-degrees coordinates (dd.mmssss). This is written in Arduino language and is for GPS coordinates...

  • Tools We Love

    A compilation of tools that we love and use a lot at Dexter Industries. 4DSystems PEBBLE:  A virtual breadboard for diagramming out circuits as we make them.  This is a really cool application that lets you draw out circuits to share with others. Saleae Logic Analyzer:  INDISPENSABLE when working on an embedded electronics project.  If you have anything communicating...