- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2007 on page 0
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  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.