Monday, January 31, 2011
Yes, a pneumatic control device for NXT!
Mindsensors commercializes several RC servo kits to use with NXT, for long. But this is going to be a Servo Operated Pneumatic Valve to be controlled from NXT using their new NXT Servo controller (NXTServo-v2).
The kit will include the valve, servo and necessary hardware and instructions to assemble the valve. When compared to other mindsensors servo kits, it is not much more than the RC servo with a specific mounting plate that allows to fix one pneumatic valve, and a special horn plate designed to pair with the valve lever movements.
It is however not indicated when the new kit will become commercially available.
It is not yet the integrated PF electro-valves, that I keep dreaming with... nor nothing we can't build with LEGO Technic discrete parts, but still an interesting new development for those willing to integrate MINDSTORMS and pneumatics!
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