Mysteries from Dexter Industries Labs


MysteryWe’ve been working overtime on a few new projects.  These prototypes are all in the experimental stage.

Can you guess what they are?

Guess what these things are below in the comments and next week, we’ll send you one of the comment makers, chosen at random, a free dCompass.  Bonus points if you enter a possible name!

Mystery Project 1

Mystery Project 1

Mystery Project 2

Mystery Project 2

Update . . .  Mystery Project 3.

You won't find the answer in the Description!

Mystery Project 3


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    John April 1, 2013

    What could it be?

  2. Brian B April 1, 2013

    Looks like some exciting products in development for Raspberry Pi and Arduino users.

    My guesses:
    1. NXT Shield for Raspberry Pi (dNXT-RP)
    2. Game controller shield for Raspbery Pi (dGameRP)
    3. Game controller shield for Arduino (dGameAR)

    Thanks for the sneak peek into the new products coming. Hopefully these are not just an elaborate April Fools joke 🙂


  3. Manveet April 1, 2013

    1. A Raspberry Pi is connected to a shield that has 8 NXT-compatible RJ12 female plugs; 2 of which are connected to the 2 NXT motors. Looks like a Raspberry Pi controlled NXT TriBot (
    Possible name for robot- PiBot
    Possible name for Shield- dRPi-NXT

    2. Playstation controller attached to a shield with PSX female connecter, mounted on top of a Raspberry Pi. Looks like you’re using a Playstation controller (gamepad) to give commands to the Raspberry Pi.
    Possible name for Shield- dGamepad for Raspberry Pi

    3. Shield with PSX female connecter mounted on top of an Arduino (Uno possibly) to allow you to control inputs to Arduino via Playstation gamepad.
    Possible name for Shield- dGamepad for Arduino

  4. Ashwini Kumar Sharma April 1, 2013

    1. NXTPiBot: it is a PiBot controlled by the NXT.
    2. PiControl: it is a Playstation-controlled Raspberry Pi board.
    3. ArduinoControl: it is an Arduino board that can be controlled by a Playstation gamepad.

  5. We think it’s three parts of one project…for a game controlled NXT robot…using Rasberry PIE interface. We think you should call it Playsberry.

  6. 1. NXT Shield for Raspberry Pi: 3x NXT Motor & 4x NXT Sensors
    2. Sony PS2 Game controller interface for Raspbery Pi
    3. Sony PS2 Game controller interface/shield for Arduino Uno or similar

    I look forward to switching over my Raspbery Pi Gertboards to the Dexter NXT Pi Shields.

    How soon before the NXT Pi Shield will be available. I have a couple of Pi’s ready to go…

  7. I think
    NXT Shield for Raspberry Pi
    PS2 Controller shield for Raspbery Pi that can be added to the NXT Shield
    PS2 Controller shield for Arduino (no pass through?)

  8. Adam April 3, 2013

    My guesses:
    1. NXT Shield for Raspberry Pi (Malinka)
    2. Remote control for Raspberry Pi (RCNXT)
    3. NXT Shield for Arduino (DexterArd)

    Have a nice work!

  9. Kenneth April 3, 2013

    1) Raspberry Pi for NXT!
    2) A Raspberry Pi with a module for PlayStation-type controllers
    3) The PS-controller module for Arduino

  10. Dexter Industries April 9, 2013

    The winner is: “Greatest Kall”. Could you guys please contact us and let us know how to get a dCompass to you?

    Thank you everyone for playing and thanks for the naming ideas! Everyone had some awesome ideas!

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