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Dexter Industries Sensor Tutorial Released for Twitter with the WiFi Sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT


Dexter Industries’ Releases Software Tutorial That Makes Robots Tweet on Twitter with the Lego Mindstorms NXT

Stafford, VA, November 13, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Dexter Industries’ announces a new tutorial that enables users to tweet from their LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robots using Twitter. The new WiFi Sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT can be used as webserver, to tweet, and to communicate via UDP and TCP communications. Dexter Industries has published a quick tutorial on how to increase the communications speed of the Wifi Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS.

Using the RobotC programming language, the tutorial shows users how to access Twitter and send a message from the robot to Twitter. The tutorial shows programmers, students, and hobbyists how their robots can gain access to Twitter as well. The tutorial focuses on using the Wifi sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT to send information from a sensor, such as a temperature sensor, to Twitter.

In this simplified tutorial, the LEGO MINDSTORMS robot reads the temperature using the Dexter Industries Thermal Sensor and reports the temperature along with some text to Twitter. The tutorial uses HTTP POST and HTTP GET functions to post the data.

The Wifi sensor from Dexter Industries for LEGO MINDSTORMS is the first commercially available wifi sensor for the LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics system. Dexter Industries released the sensor on November 4th, 2011. The Lego Wifi sensor is specifically made for middle-school and high-school STEM teaching programs. In particular it will have educational applications in high school physics, math, and engineering.

Dexter Industries is a manufacturer of advanced sensors and peripherals for the LEGO Mindstorms NXT system. The company produces a wide range of sensors for education and hobbyists. Their offerings include solar power systems, a GPS guidance system, and gyroscope and accelerometer sensors for the LEGO Mindstorms NXT system.

More Information on Dexter Industries can be found here: http://www.dexterindustries.com

More information on LEGO MINDSTORMS can be found here: http://mindstorms.lego.com

More Information on Dexter Industries Wifi Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORM can be found here: http://www.dexterindustries.com/wifi.html

More information on the Dexter Industries Thermal Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS can be found here: http://www.dexterindustries.com/Products-Thermometer.html

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