• on Miscellaneous Electronics
  • Published in issue 7/2007 on page 0
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Compass Sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT

Compass Sensor for Lego Mindstorms NXT

With the compass sensor that is described here the NXT can determine its direction with an accuracy down to a few degrees. This allows a robot to be built that’s capable of navigation.

The company Devantec [2] supplies a ready-to-go compass module type CMPS03. Two mutually perpendicular Philips KMZ51 hall-sensors are used to detect the Earth's geomagnetic field.

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