Posts Tagged ‘HiTechnic’

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.
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HTWay – Bluetooth Version

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

The HTWay programs, both the NXT-G and the NXC versions, are designed so that the control code and the balance code are separate. This makes it possible to modify the control code without effecting the balance code. Want to add different sensors such as a Light sensor for line tracking or Ultrasonic for obstacle avoidance, then you can do that in the control code without having to worry about the details needed to make the robot balance. This post will show you and example of how that can be done by creating a remote controlled Bluetooth version using a second NXT for the Bluetooth controller. This second NXT features active controls using the NXT motors that will self-center when you let go of them.
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HTWay – A Segway type robot

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Introducing the HTWay, a Segway type self-balancing robot. This robot uses the HiTechnic Gyro Sensor as well as the HiTechnic IRReceiver. The Gyro sensor is used to maintain balance while the IR Receiver allows it to be controlled with a LEGO Power Functions remote.
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