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HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Kit A-SP

Build electronic circuits and develop NXT control programs with the new HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter’s Kit. The Experimenter’s Kit Handbook contains detailed step-by-step instructions to build electronic circuits and custom sensors. All items you need are included in the Experimenter’s Kit including a comprehensive set of electronic components, a HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype board, solderless breadboard and jumper connector set. Programming is made easy with sample programs for NXT-G, LabVIEW, NXC and RobotC.
Note:This version of the Experimenters's Kit comes with the new SuperPro prototype board.
SKU: SPA2017
$64.95

HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Kit for LEGO Mindstorms NXT

Introduction

The HiTechnic Experimenter's Kit contains everything you need to create your own sensors and electronic circuits that can be controlled with NXT programs. The HiTechnic Experimenter's Kit Handbook guides you with step by step instructions to complete the example circuit so they are easy to complete even if you have no experience with electronics and electronic components. The Experimenter's Kit contains everything you need to build the example electronics circuits plus the components can be used to build many other designs so you can experiment with both the electronics and the NXT programs that interact with the circuits.

The Experimenter's Kit contains the following;

  • Experimenter's Kit A Component set
  • New HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Board
  • Solderless breadboard 165mm x 55mm (6.5” x 2.1”)
  • Jumper wire set containing 70 jumper wires (pre-bent with stripped ends)
  • HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Handbook (pdf download)
  • Sample programs for each experiment written in:
      • NXT-G
      • LabVIEW 2009/LabVIEW for LEGO Mindstorms
      • NXC
      • RobotC

Experiments
The Experimenter's kit Handbook details example experiments that introduce basic electronic circuits and then progresses to more complicated designs. Accompanying example NXT programs demonstrate programming techniques to manipulate the hardware and read input from the sensors that can be built. All components necessary to complete each experiment and to create many circuits of your own designs are included in the Component Set.

Detailed Experiments include switch and LED control, ultrasonic LED meter, light sensors, reaction timers, magnetic switch sensor, temperature sensor and analog to speaker.

Each chapter of the handbook shows how to identify the components, construct the circuit and run the example program.

Here is an example from the HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Handbook.

Experiment 5 - Ambient Canceling Light Sensor
This experiment uses the layout built in Experiment 4 and adds to the design by creating a light sensor that measures and cancels out the background light level.

Additional Parts

Part

Quantity

Notes

220 Ohm resistor

1

Red – red –brown – gold

4.7K Ohm resistor

2

Yellow – violet – red – gold

LED

1

high brightness (clear dome)

Transistor

1

2N3904

Photo cell

1

Insert the 220 Ohm resistor to connect to 4V and the lower breadboard section as shown.
Insert one 4.7K Ohm resistor to connect B0 and the lower section of the breadboard and the other between GND and A0.
Insert the high brightness LED making sure the LED body flat or notch faces toward the left of the layout diagram. Note that the LED leads should be used full length.
Insert the transistor making sure it is around the right way, with the flat side facing toward the bottom of the diagram.
Insert the photo cell as shown. It does not matter which way around the photo cell is inserted.
Using the color coded jumper wires, complete the circuit as shown.

Circuit Diagram

Programming

Load the program Exp5 AC Light.rbt. Ensure the SuperPro board is connected to sensor port 1 of your NXT.

The program turns the LED on and off and measures the light level for both conditions. It then subtracts the reading obtained with the LED off from the reading obtained with the LED on and displays that value. If there is nothing placed above the LED – photocell sensor head,these readings will be very similar. However, if a white object or surface is placed a few centimeters above the sensor head, the two readings will start to differ because the white surface reflects the light from the LED when it is on. This provides a good way to detect the presence or absence of an object.

You can experiment to see how different colored and different sized objects affect the results.

 

HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Kit for LEGO Mindstorms NXT

Introduction

The HiTechnic Experimenter's Kit contains everything you need to create your own sensors and electronic circuits that can be controlled with NXT programs. The HiTechnic Experimenter's Kit Handbook guides you with step by step instructions to complete the example circuit so they are easy to complete even if you have no experience with electronics and electronic components. The Experimenter's Kit contains everything you need to build the example electronics circuits plus the components can be used to build many other designs so you can experiment with both the electronics and the NXT programs that interact with the circuits.

The Experimenter's Kit contains the following;

  • Experimenter's Kit A Component set
  • New HiTechnic SuperPro Prototype Board
  • Solderless breadboard 165mm x 55mm (6.5” x 2.1”)
  • Jumper wire set containing 70 jumper wires (pre-bent with stripped ends)
  • HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Handbook (pdf download)
  • Sample programs for each experiment written in:
      • NXT-G
      • LabVIEW 2009/LabVIEW for LEGO Mindstorms
      • NXC
      • RobotC

Experiments
The Experimenter's kit Handbook details example experiments that introduce basic electronic circuits and then progresses to more complicated designs. Accompanying example NXT programs demonstrate programming techniques to manipulate the hardware and read input from the sensors that can be built. All components necessary to complete each experiment and to create many circuits of your own designs are included in the Component Set.

Detailed Experiments include switch and LED control, ultrasonic LED meter, light sensors, reaction timers, magnetic switch sensor, temperature sensor and analog to speaker.

Each chapter of the handbook shows how to identify the components, construct the circuit and run the example program.

Here is an example from the HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Handbook.

Experiment 5 - Ambient Canceling Light Sensor
This experiment uses the layout built in Experiment 4 and adds to the design by creating a light sensor that measures and cancels out the background light level.

Additional Parts

Part

Quantity

Notes

220 Ohm resistor

1

Red – red –brown – gold

4.7K Ohm resistor

2

Yellow – violet – red – gold

LED

1

high brightness (clear dome)

Transistor

1

2N3904

Photo cell

1

Insert the 220 Ohm resistor to connect to 4V and the lower breadboard section as shown.
Insert one 4.7K Ohm resistor to connect B0 and the lower section of the breadboard and the other between GND and A0.
Insert the high brightness LED making sure the LED body flat or notch faces toward the left of the layout diagram. Note that the LED leads should be used full length.
Insert the transistor making sure it is around the right way, with the flat side facing toward the bottom of the diagram.
Insert the photo cell as shown. It does not matter which way around the photo cell is inserted.
Using the color coded jumper wires, complete the circuit as shown.

Circuit Diagram

Programming

Load the program Exp5 AC Light.rbt. Ensure the SuperPro board is connected to sensor port 1 of your NXT.

The program turns the LED on and off and measures the light level for both conditions. It then subtracts the reading obtained with the LED off from the reading obtained with the LED on and displays that value. If there is nothing placed above the LED – photocell sensor head,these readings will be very similar. However, if a white object or surface is placed a few centimeters above the sensor head, the two readings will start to differ because the white surface reflects the light from the LED when it is on. This provides a good way to detect the presence or absence of an object.

You can experiment to see how different colored and different sized objects affect the results.

 

The RobotC driver suite supports HiTechnic products for RobotC 4.x and RobotC 3.x. Select the corresponding repository at the link below and download the zip file. 

https://github.com/botbench

HiTechnic SuperPro Sensor Block
This is an updated version of the SuperPro block that is part of the Experimenter's Kit. This block adds support for datalogging the analog 0 input when used with the LEGO Mindstorms Education Edition software. This block also supports fast I2C when used with the John Hansen's enhanced NXT firmware.
  Description Version Release Date Size  
NXTIcon HiTechnic SuperPro Sensor Block 1.2b March 21st, 2013 579.46 KB Download Now
HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Kit Handbook & Sample Programs

Download for the HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Kit. The download includes the pdf file of the 46 page handbook, the NXT-G SuperPro Sensor block, and a complete set of example programs for each of the following NXT programming languages:

  • MINDSTORMS NXT-G
  • NXC
  • LabVIEW
  • RobotC
  Description Version Release Date Size  
NXTIcon HiTechnic SuperPro Experimenter's Kit Handbook & Sample Programs 1.0 October 28th, 2011 7.14 MB Download Now