Posts tagged with ‘solar’

Posts tagged with ‘solar’

  • The WIFI Shield for Arduino by Dexter Industries

    A new Dexter project and teammate

    Hi everyone, my name is Adam and I’m an engineer at Dexter Industries.  I hacked a dSolar adapter for the 9v power coupling on our NXTBee Pro and Wifi units.  I thought it would be fun to power some of our radio communication devices with the sun.  It’s very simple to make, and John thought it was a cool...

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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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  • Moonbots 2012

    Announcing 2012 MoonBots A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge!

    This year, Dexter Industries is bringing sustainability to Moonbots by providing 30 finalists with dSolar 4W systems. Teams will power their lunar robots with solar power, just like a real mission to the moon!

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    Moonbots 2012 Begins: A Video Kickoff

    What's Moonbots 2012 all about? Here's a quick video . . .

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  • The dSolar in Wired Magazine

    The dSolar gets some love from Wired Magazine . . .

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  • dSolar Mindstorms NXT Circles Monument

    Our latest dSolar Mindstorms NXT robot circles Washington Circle. The robot feels its way around the circle using a dFlex sensor.

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  • 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...

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  • Cool Solar Project

    Check out this cool solar project done by dastolfo at http://www.plastibots.com/?p=980 This is a great blog about his experiments with putting together a solar panel.

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