Posts tagged with ‘robot’

Posts tagged with ‘robot’

  • Raspberry Pi and LEGO MINDSTORMS Sensors

    This week we’ve posted a quick tutorial to show how we connected an amazing little computer called the Raspberry Pi and some amazing LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT sensors. For those that haven’t heard, the Raspberry Pi is a small, $25 Linux computer, about the size of a (large) credit card.

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  • Flying Fortress Blimp with the NXTBee

    NXTBee and The Flying Fortress LEGO Blimp

    We recently discovered this fantastic video of a LEGO MINDSTORMS creation: The Flying Fortress LEGO Blimp.  The project is a fantastic two-ballooned flying blimp made of LEGOs and controlled with a pair of NXTBees.

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  • Segway with Robot Driver

    A segway driven by a robot using the Dexter Industries dIMU for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT.

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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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  • Coming Soon for WIFI . . .

    A quick preview on something we're working on with the WIFI sensor . . .

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  • Unicycle Balancing Robot

    From Robot Square - A new type of Segway . . . but it's missing a wheel! A self-balancing LEGO MINDSTORMS unicycle!

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  • dGPS_and_EV3_from_Top

    Live Plotting Map Data from the dGPS

    Live Data Plotting from the dGPS using the NXTBee.

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  • Early Computers

    We saw this fascinating article on the New York Times about mechanical computers. Long before the digital age, computers were being used for practical purposes. We saw this post in the NY Times and it reminded us of something that we saw on our first trip to China: a Jacquard Loom.  Arguably, it might be the first robotic manufacturing...

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  • Why you should study engineering.

    Engineering is Not Boring

    Why studying engineering is not boring. Popular Science explains how, rather than read a book in college, you can blow things up.

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  • Turret Bot using the Thermal Infrared Sensor by Dexter Industries and the dFlex

    Project: Thermal Infrared Turret Bot

    A very cool project from a student at Tufts using the TIR sensor and the dFlex sensor. The Turret project will use a heat sensor and motors to find a person in a room and then shoot them with a rubber band.

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