Scratch Support of a line follower sensor NXT / EV3


#1

Hi community,
I got myself … aehh for my son :wink: a brandnew line follower sensor NXT / EV3 from mindsensor.
http://www.mindsensors.com/ev3-and-nxt/48-line-follower-sensor-for-nxt-or-ev3

Maybe i should have asked before buying the sensor was a bit hasty but I allready mounted it below our BrickPi tank and want to include it within scratch. Question: Will the sensor be supported? regards rob from sunny vienna!


#2

Hey Robertk, we don’t have any support for this sensor. I am very sorry!


#3

Thanks John!
Hmmm, The Line Follower is an I2C sensor, does Brick Pi have a API to read from i2c?
It would be very simple to use if there is a i2c read available.


#4

Hey Robertk, No problem, again sorry for the bad news.

There’s an I2C example in Python here: https://github.com/DexterInd/BrickPi_Python/blob/master/Sensor_Examples/DI-dCompass_Test.py

This is for another I2C device we sold a long time ago; the principles should be the same though. It’s definitely possible to control a sensor over I2C!