Monday, December 22, 2008
From their website "The temperature sensor is a digital sensor powered by the NXT brick. Using the NXT brick and NXT software version 2.0, it can be calibrated to measure both Celsius and Fahrenheit (-20 °C to +120 °C/-4 °F to +248 °F)."
Click here to visit their site - NXT Temperature Sensor
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I ordered Dark Grey instead of Dark Bluish Grey so had to do it all again!
The good news is I've constructed the rocker bogie part of my rover and am now slowly working on the chassis.
One part I wish lego or someone would make is a larger and well built turn table.
I really hope I have at least 70% finished by Christmas although I haven't even started on the robotic arm...
Monday, November 10, 2008
I hope to have some pictures online at the weekend. Dont want to spoil too much though!
I have also adapted my PF Battery case so it can receive power from a solar source. Quite easy to do once you have the case open. I'll add these pictures too!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Check the hack out here -
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Good news as this means easier to get their products in the U.K!
Friday, October 24, 2008
- NXT Servo supports 8 servos (6 x wheel, 2 x tbc)
- NXT Servo could be powered by a battery / solar charger
- Servos include rotation sensor for precision control
Mindsensors don't (as of yet) sell a continuous servo so I had to buy from Active Robots. They did however deliver a prototype mounting kit which fitted perfectly.
These will provide the movement and accuracy I need for my rover - Model purchased Hitec HSR-1422CR.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Pictures to follow!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Quite new out, i'm not too sure how this will fit into my new project although it could replace the need for ultrasonic sensors for terrain mapping.
As i'm not ready to implement this yet if anyone has one and give some feedback i would be very grateful!
Active Robot in the U.K are looking at selling this set but they have advised not until the new year. As strength and weight are an issue with my project i'll be investing in this kit as soon as it's available in the U.K.
Click below for more information
Tetrix Robotic Base Set
Lego Ed sent me a break down of the parts in the kit. This is not available on the Lego or Pitsco website.
Friday, October 3, 2008
I was fortunate to be chosen as NXTLog's 5000 winner for my Mars Rover and Lander. My project was rushed and ultimately didnt satisfy my original plans due to a factors e.g. lack of parts and design knowledge. Also its cost alot to purchase the right parts!
A short video clip of my Rover is below:-
Here's some close up pics of the rover.
- Rocker-Bogie Suspension
- 6 wheel drive and steering
- Solar Power to power certain rover functions
- Video camera
- 1x NXT, 8x small PF, 8xServo, Solar Powered PF, Multiple Sensors and maybe 1xRCX depending on weight.
Hope you like the blog, let me know if you are interested in the same thing!
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