Archive for January, 2011

New HiTechnic blocks for Sin, Cos, and ATan2

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Announcing NXT-G blocks to calculate sine, cosine, as well as arctangent! These functions can be useful for advanced navigation or to process the data from sensors such as the Acceleration sensor. Both floating point (for LEGO Mindstorms 2.0 and above only) and integer versions (for all Mindstorms versions but intended for 1.0 users) are available. (more…)

IRLink Single Output Block Available

Friday, January 7th, 2011

A new IRLink Power Functions block was recently added to the HiTechnic downloads page which uses a mode known as Single Output Mode. Unlike the other IRLink PF blocks, this block sends a command that is not subject to timeout by the PF controller. This should be useful to anyone who uses the IRLink for controlling PF motors but especially for train folks where it is desirable for the train to keep going even when it goes out of range.