Category Archives: Electronics

NXT Measuring wheel

Here is a measuring wheel I made using the NXT and a mindsensors GlideWheel-AS. The NXT displays traveled distance in mm, cm, M, in, ft, or yd, and will automatically show the proper number of significant figures. The only thing … Continue reading

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Arduino Power Functions remote for NXT

Here is a project I did for making an Arduino a Power Functions remote for the NXT. I took advantage of my NXTI2C library, as well as my PFIR library (more info, and download links for both here). I setup … Continue reading

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NXShield line follower robot

This is a robot I made to test, and experiment with, the OpenElectrons NXShield-M. I am using an Arduino Mega as the controller, so I program it using the standard Arduino programming environment (with the NXShield library). The robot uses … Continue reading

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Mindsensors OpenElectrons NXShield-M

The NXShield-M is an Arduino shield for the Arduino Mega or the new Teemino (Arduino Mega with a USB host Android interface). It’s an interface for the Arduino (and Android phone if you are using the Teemino) to communicate with … Continue reading

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20X2 with Thermistor for NXT

A while ago I got 4 100k thermistors. Because they are 100k, I can’t really use them on the NXT ADC with the built-in 10k pullup. The 20X2 doesn’t have pullups (actually it does have optional pullups on some pins), … Continue reading

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Picaxe 20X2 NXT Volt Meter

I wanted to make a volt meter for the NXT, but it needs a good reference voltage to get accurate results. I currently have an LDO regulator connected to the PICAXE to measure the reference voltage, so that will work. … Continue reading

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Picaxe 20X2 NXT experimenting platform

Recently I’ve been playing with a PICAXE 20X2, and interfacing it with the NXT. I have done this in the past, but this time I made more of an experiential platform. I have lots of breadboard space to expand and … Continue reading

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