Dexter Industries Releases new Firmware for the dGPS Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORM

Top Quote LEGO MINDSTORM's first GPS Sensor Provides Altitude Information. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 08, 2011 - Washington DC: Dexter Industries, a leader in LEGO MINDSTORMS sensors, announces that it has developed new firmware for their GPS sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS system. This sensor is the first GPS sensor for the Lego MINDSTORMS NXT.

    The new firmware provides information on GPS Altitude, Satellites in View, and Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP). The new firmware solidly establishes Dexter Industries as a leader sensors for Lego MINDSTORMS NXT.

    The dGPS sensor by Dexter Industries for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT sensor is the first sensor for Lego MINDSTORMS NXT to offer GPS information for robotic systems. The sensor was originally released by Dexter Industries in November of 2010 and has undergone a number of hardware improvements.

    The sensor is specifically geared towards middle-school and high-school STEM programs. In particular it will have educational applications in high school physics, math, and engineering. Dexter Industries recently published a student work book introducing GPS and robotics titled "Beginning GPS with NXT Robots."

    Dexter Industries is a manufacturer of advanced sensors and peripherals for the 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 pressure temperature sensors for the Mindstorms NXT system.

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