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 â€“ 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 â€“ Mark III, please visit my blog to view the article: LEGO Mindstorms NXT Bin Emptying Robot â€“ 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: