Attached to this page you will find the specifications for the HiTechnic motor controller and HiTechnic servo controller.
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HiTechnic is an official sponsor of the World Robot Olympiad. WRO is an international robotics competition that believes that solving robotic challenges builds innovation, creativity and problem solving skills in students, and because robotics cross multiple curriculum subjects, students must learn and apply their knowledge in science, engineering, math, and computer programming. The most rewarding part of designing robots is that students have fun, work together as a team, and learning occurs as naturally as breathing air. WRO has been building this learning platform for 7 years, ever since their first robotics competition in 2004 where they had 12 countries and 4000 teams. This year they anticipate over 35 countries and over 13,000 teams from around the world taking part in WRO activities in local, regional, and national competitions. WRO 2012 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 9-11, 2012.
Official WRO2012 Website: wro2012.org
HiTechnic has just made three NXT-G blocks available for beta testing. Two of these are specific to the IRSeeker sensors and the other is a general purpose math block. There is a new IRSeeker Block will replace the current V1 and V2 IRSeeker blocks and adds support for selecting 600Hz AC mode (you can still use the default 1200Hz AC). The other sensor block is the Enhanced IRSeekerV2 block which is designed to give you improved short range performance versus the standard IRSeeker block. This block allows you to easily limit the range of a number by either clamping or wrapping around to a certain range.
The latest NXT-G block from HiTechnic is not a sensor block but a Motor block! This block implements a Proportional – Integral – Derivative, or PID, controller. Unlike the standard Motor block, which tends to emphasize relative movement, this block is designed to give absolute position control over the motor. The main input to the block is a Set Point value which is the angle position that you want to the motor to drive to. The block also supports several Reset actions to establish a reference position for the motor.
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…)
This post will show you how to download and install the HiTechnic Sensor Blocks for use with the LEGO Mindstorms software. It will also give you a brief tutorial on using the sensor blocks as well as how to access the online help from within the LEGO Mindstorms software.
The HiTechnic Blog is all about HiTechnic sensors and our other products. We will show you how you can build cool models and explain how to program them. There will building tips and programming tips. We will talk about sensor data analysis so you can understand what the robot ’sees’ and figure out how it can respond.
There will also posts with links to articles about other projects out there that use HiTechnic sensors or multiplexers. (more…)