Will there be 40+ more sensors available for the NXT soon?
Vernier Software and Technology has been working with the LEGO NXT and their Vernier sensors for months. They are working on a prototype of an adapter that would allow the NXT to work with 40 of their analog sensors. Software blocks that would be used with the sensors and adapter are also being produced. Vernier hopes to have the adapter commercially available early this year.
There are videos of 8 different NXT projects here. I like the "Leveler" (pictured here) that uses a Vernier Low-G Accelerometer as a tilt sensor. This simple robot can carry a cup across uneven terrain without spilling it.
Which is your favorite - and how would you use it?
I wonder how many of these they think they'll sell?
Charge Sensor - $69
Voltage Probe - $11
Current Probe - $37
Blood Pressure Sensor - $99
Conductivity Probe - $92
pH Sensor - $78
Stainless Steel Temp Probe - $29
Granted, it would be nice if they were all under $50 - but at least this is a source of additional sensors to choose from.
Regardless of price, what would you build or what investigation would you conduct with these if you had them?
I like the idea of sending the NXT out to look for the mini black holes - maybe we can combine it with the autopilot from earlier in the week and make a UAV that looks for the mini black holes!
Hehe, good combination though! I like the temperature probe :D Only 29 bucks too! I wantt that. If it is analog and uses only 2 wires it should be easy to connect to a RCX/NXT. But I think the reason they make the adepter is because of the resistance in voltage in the wires and things like that.