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dGPS: GPS Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robots

$90.00

  • Model: dGPS Sensor
  • Manufactured by: Dexter Industries


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Product Overview:

  • Sends GPS coordinates to your robot and calculates navigation information.  
  • Powerful navigational calculators that can be used to navigate to target coordinates.
  • Hooks directly into NXT sensor ports.
  • Easy to Program in NXT-G and ROBOTC.
  • See what you can make with the sensor on Dexter Industries' blog here.



Workbook for the dGPS Sensor: Beginning GPS with NXT Robots. A full introduction to the basics of GPS and with hands-on activities and tutorials on how to use all of the features of the dGPS Sensor with NXT Robots. Click here to See the workbook >>>

 

Detailed Description

Now your robots can know exactly where in the world they are! The Dexter Industries dGPS Sensor provides GPS coordinate information to your robot and calculates navigation information. The sensor provides latitude, longitude, time, speed and heading to your robot. It also has powerful navigational calculators that can be used to navigate to target coordinates.

The Dexter Industries GPS Sensor can be used for any robot that needs to know where it is or where it’s going. You can do everything from track road trips on Google Maps to build a satellite-guided robot.

The dGPS hooks directly into any of the four sensor ports on the NXT and can be programmed in NXT-G and ROBOTC.

See what you can make with the sensor on Dexter Industries' blog here.

 

 

Downloads

 

User Guides and Tutorials:

 

dGPS User Guide

(PDF)

Download the dGPS Sensor user-guide for general information on the sensor and FAQ.

 

Google Maps Tutorial

(PDF)

A tutorial on how to gather GPS data with the NXT and publish it on GoogleMaps.

 

NXT-G Blocks:

These three NXT-G Blocks control the DI GPS Sensor.

Read GPS.zip

(zip)

The Read GPS NXT-G Block reads coordinate information like latitude, longitude, time, speed.

 

GPS Navigation.zip

(zip)

Performs navigation functions and allows the user to enter in destination coordinates and read back compass angle to destination and distance to destination.

 

GPS AOT.zip

(zip)

Calculates angle of travel between two points. Works like a compass.

 

GPSX1.2.zip

(zip)

Supports Altitude, Satellites in View, and HDOP for the dGPS.

 

NXT-G Example Programs:

 

Hello World.rbt.zip

(zip)

NXT-G program for getting started with the dGPS sensor in NXT-G. Reads coordinates and time and displays on the NXT.

 

Navigation.rbt.zip

(zip)

More advanced NXT-G program for navigating. This program calculates distance to destination and compass angle to destination from coordinates the user enters.

 

Geocaching to Einstein.rbt.zip

(zip)

An example geocaching program like the one used in our blog post here.

 

Speed_trap.rbt.zip

(zip)

An example program in NXT-G that watches your speed for you. See the blogpost on it here.

 

RobotC Drivers and Examples:

 

RobotC for the dGPS

(link)

RobotC drivers were graciously developed by Xander.

 

dGPS Example

(.c)

A "Hello World" program for RobotC displays GPS coordinates.

 

Datalog to KML.c

(.c)

Short program that automatically logs where you are as you travel, and plots it on Google Earth. The program generates a txt file, you rename to a kml file, and opens in Google Earth.

 

Example_KML_File.kml

(kml)

An example Google Earth KML file.

 

 

More on the dGPS Sensor


Get a quick start to building your satellite-guided robot. Check out the GPS 10 Minute Bot here.

Search our blog for the latest posts on the dGPS sensor here.

See the Dexter Industries dGPS Sensor Youtube playlist.

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