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Long range NXT use 
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Post Long range NXT use
I'm attempting to build a robot controlled by an NXT brick and RobotC with HiTechnic motors, and I need it to be able to operate wirelessly for a few hundred feet away from the controlling computer. The NXT can only use Bluetooth and doesn't have the range I need, so I need to know if there is a part that can achieve this range while being easy to program in RobotC. I know of things like the NXTBee but I hear it is difficult to use. I also have a Raspberry Pi with WiFi if it helps any.

An alternative would be a program like RobotC that currently works with the EV3 and use HiTechnic controllers as I have one of those, but I haven't found any that can program that will work with HiTechnic controllers.


Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:01 pm
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Post Re: Long range NXT use
You could a number of WiFi devices for the NXT:
NXT2WIFI
WifiBrick
dWiFi

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Post Re: Long range NXT use
How do they work in RobotC, just include the drivers in the program? And will they work with HiTechnic motor and servo controllers?


Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:17 pm
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You can use them to pass messages from whatever device is on the other side to the brick. Don't expect it to allow you to directly control anything on the NXT that your program does not explicitly handle. In other words, this is no different from any other sensor, it does nothing unless you write the code for it.

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