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Protected Thermal Probe NXT Sensor
Only compatible with Mindstorms NXT.
DI-Thermal Series by Dexter Industries is a line of temperature sensors for the Lego NXT Mindstorms system. The sensors offer an increased range of operating temperatures and a high level of accuracy.
These thermal sensors can easily be incorporated into chemistry, engineering, and environmental experiments with NXT-G and Labview.
The Protected Thermal probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT
Constructed of 316 stainless steel, this rugged temperature probe is encased in a stainless steel shaft that can be used to measure temperatures in water, organics, ionic solutions, most acids, and bases. The probe has a 1/4" OD, and is 6" long, making it ideal for most laboratory experiments and sealed distillation experiments. Solid construction offers superior strain relief.
Technical specifications of the protected thermal probe
- Temperature Operating Range: -50°C (-58 F) to 150°C (302 F)
from -50°C to - 0°C : +/-1°C
from 0°C to 50°C : +/-0.1°C
from 50°C to 100°C : +/- 0.5°C
from 100°C to 150°C : +/- 2°C
- Response Time: 90% in 25 Seconds
Programming the protected thermal probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT
Programming the protected thermal probe using NXT-G
The protected thermal probe is programmable using NXT-G. Click on the following image to download the NXT-G block to use with the protected thermal probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT:
Click on the following image to download a NXT-G file (.rbt file) that use the previous NXT-G block and that perform temperature measurement using the protected thermal probe.
Programming the protected thermal probe using RobotC
The protected thermal probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT robots is programmable using RobotC. In order to program the protected thermal probe, you should install the third party RobotC drivers available here.
Programming the protected thermal probe using Labview
The protected thermal probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT robots is programmable using Labview. The measurements are more accurate and available in multiple units of measure. Click on the image below to download the .vi source code.