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Open Thermal Probe NXT Sensor
This open thermal probe offers more rapid temperature readings. The probe is for use on dry surfaces and can be mounted to beakers, distillation columns, and other surfaces using steel bands.
The data line reaches 2 feet for flexibility of setup, and is hooked directly into the NXT. Solid construction and a rugged design with extra protection offers strain relief and a long lifetime.
The photo below shows the open thermal probe fixed by a clamp in a beaker and measuring the temperature of the liquid in the beaker.
Technical specifications of the Open Thermal Probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT
The technical specification of the Open Thermal Probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT are the following:
- Temperature Operating Range : from -50°C to +150°C
- Average response time : 25 secondes
- Precision :
from-50°C to 0°C : +/-1°C
from0°C to 50°C : +/-0.1°C
from50°C to 100°C : +/- 0.5°C
from100°C to 150°C : +/- 2°C
- This temperature sensor is only compatible with the NXT range
Programming the Open thermal probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT
Programming the Open thermal probe using NXT-G
The open thermal probe is programmable using NXT-G. Click on the following image to download the NXT-G block to use with the open 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 open thermal probe.
Programming the open thermal using RobotC
The open thermal probe for Lego Mindstorms NXT robots is programmable using RobotC. In order to program the open thermal probe, you should install the third party RobotC drivers available here.
Programming the open thermal using Labview
The open 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.