Stafford, VA, February 22, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Dexter Industries announces the release of a new sensor for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT, a digital compass. The compass is just the latest in Dexter Industries lineup of sensors for the LEGO MINDSTORMS platform, including navigation devices such as the dGPS, a GPS for LEGO MINDSTORMS and the dIMU and inertial navigation system for the LEGO MINDSTORMS.
The Dexter Industries dCompass is a digital compass sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT. This compact sensor detects magnetic fields for navigation.
Using a magnetic sensor, the sensor is able to measure the earth's magnetic field and returns a magnetic heading, telling you which way your robot is heading.
The sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS can be used without calibration and can be calibrated with software to account for magnetic fields to deliver a highly accurate compass heading.
The sensor is supported in NXT-G, Labview, and RobotC.
The sensor communicates with the NXT via I2C and can be placed on any port.
Dexter Industries is a manufacturer of advanced sensors and peripherals for theLEGO 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 the dCompass sensor can be found here: http://dexterindustries.com/dCompass.html