Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Solar-Powered NXT Rover

Name of Model: dSolar Goes to Washington
Created by: John Cole of Dexter Industries, Inc.
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Details: Dexter Industries has been catching some attention lately in the LEGO Mindstorms NXT community for their custom accessories for the NXT. This video is of a demonstration of their solar panels, but they also make a pneumatic pressure sensor, a flexible sensor, a temperature sensor, and even a switch for a wall outlet. If you're looking to expand the capabilities of your NXT, their store isn't a bad place to start. The solar panels look pretty good in action, and apparently these two are enough to power this rover.
This is Monday's model of the day - we're still recuperating post-BrickFair, but will make up the missing days and properly wrap up this past weekend's events.

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