View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:01 am

Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
NXT Bin Emptying Robot: Mindsensors SensorMUX 
Author Message
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:49 pm
Posts: 62
Location: Tasmania, the Land Down Under, the Land Downunder!
Post NXT Bin Emptying Robot: Mindsensors SensorMUX
This is a LEGO Mindstorms NXT "Bin Emptying Robot: Mark III". It is part of a larger project I have been working on, my "Ball Sorting Factory". A forklift delivers full Bins of balls to be emptied. The Emptied bins are then taken away to the processing facility to be refilled. Like the previous version, it uses a "Ball Repository" to store, mix and reload the Production Line with Balls when the "Ball Sorting Factory" needs them.


The major difference with this version is electronic. It uses a BETA Version of the soon to be released Mindsensors SensorMUX is a multiplexer which allows the connect of 4x NXT sensors to single NXT port. The Mindsensors SensorMUX can connect any sensor designed for Mindstorms NXT, both LEGO and/or third party sensors.


The Mindsensors SensorMUX is requires an external battery source supplying a voltage range between 6 and 8.4 volts to operate. View my article, "Power the Mindsensors SensorMUX from a 9V Battery" for details on a simple power supply derived from a 9v (PP3 battery) for the Mindsensors SensorMUX.


The whole "Ball Sorting Factory" relies on:
  • 3x NXT Programable Bricks
  • 6x NXT Motors
  • 4x Power Functions Motor
  • 3x NXT Touch Switches
  • 4x RCX Touch Switch
  • 1x Mindsensors Multiplexer for NXT Motors (NXTMMX-v2)
  • 1x Mindsensors Touch Sensor Multiplexer for NXT – Connects up-to 3x NXT Touch Sensors to single NXT port.
  • 1x Hitechnics Colour Sensor
  • 1x NXT Colour Sensor
  • 1x NXT Light Sensor
  • 1x LASER Sensor
  • 1x Mindsensors SensorMUX
  • 1x Mindsensors NXTServo Controller
  • 1x RC Type Servo Motor

For full details on the Bin Emptying Robot – Mark III, please visit my blog to view the article: LEGO Mindstorms NXT Bin Emptying Robot – Mark III


For full details on the Ball sorting factory Project, including CAD Instructions and RobotC Code please visit my blog to view the following articles:


Ray (Sparra) Mc


My Blog:
Lot's of Robotic Projects with FREE Code and Instructions....

Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:33 am
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 1 post ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software for PTF.