Wednesday, October 18, 2006

NXT Laser

NXT Laser

Kevin Cook has a great new page that shows how to put a laser pointer inside the casing of a light sensor. This allows you to have the robot "shoot" targets, or generally be cool. The how-to is easy to follow, and doesn’t take advanced electronics knowledge. Just make sure that the robot does not point the laser in your eyes (or the eyes of anyone nearby)!

Do not stare in the laser

Perhaps to avoid confusion: this is a laser pointer, not a laser ranger. You cannot measure the distance of obstacles using this NXT laser.


Me and My GoogleRank

Hi everyone.

Let me first apologize for my long disappearing act. My daughter Norea is just a lot of fun, and a lot of work. I certainly would seem nice to be a stay-at-home dad. But my startup business is a lot of work too. And between those two, there just has been too little time to spend on NXT. But there is no lack of ideas I'd like to see working for the NXT community (and robot creations).

One other thing: bNXT isn't really ranking very high on Google. Perhaps I need to do more search engine optimization, but it would be really great if more people could put up a permanent link to this site. Not just other blogs, but everyone who has a webpage. There's nothing like having your articles show up on Google to motivate a person to write :-).