Archive for August, 2010

Experimenter’s Kit with Java using Lejos

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Allan Caine has written on his blog an entry on programming the HiTechnic Experiment’s Kit in Java with Lejos.  You will find a download for interfacing with the HiTechnic Prototype board using Lejos as well as an excellent video tutorial where he goes through one of the experiments from the HiTechnic handbook using Lejos instead of NXC or NXT-G, which are the languages used in the handbook.

SMUX NXT-G Blocks Now Available

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Sensor blocks for the LEGO Mindstorms software are now available on the HiTechnic Downloads page that add support for the HiTechnic Sensor Multiplexer (SMUX). In addition to SMUX support, the new HiTechnic Color, Compass, Acceleration, and Gyro sensors also add support for the data logging feature of the Education Edition of the LEGO Mindstorms 2.0 software. There are also blocks available for the LEGO Touch, Light, Sound, and Ultrasonic sensors that make it possible to use these sensors with the SMUX. This post will describe how to use these blocks in your NXT-G programs.