‘Incredible Lego Technic’ book review

‘Incredible Lego Technic’ book review

I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of Sariel’s latest book titled Incredible Lego Technic and published by NoStarch Press. Unlike Sariel’s previous book this is a compendium of amazing and inspiring Lego Technic models by builders around the world. You won’t find detailed building instructions here, instead each model is presented in stunning colour with(…)

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Review: Lego Mindstorms EV3 discovery book

Review: Lego Mindstorms EV3 discovery book

I was very excited to receive a copy of Laurens Valk’s latest book; The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Discovery Book published by NoStarch Press. You may know Laurens from his previous Lego Mindstorms titles, and if you own any of his previous works you’ll know he puts considerable time and attention into his books . This edition is(…)

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Chopp3r – a Lego Mindstorms EV3 helicopter

Chopp3r – a Lego Mindstorms EV3 helicopter

CHOPP3R is a search-and-rescue helicopter made from a single 31313 Lego Mindstorms EV3 set. I built this as a potential model for a book, but as the book has not materialised I decided to publish it instead! CHOPP3R has working top and rear rotors driven my a medium motor. It searches for a liferaft containing(…)

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leJOS 0.5.0-alpha for EV3 on Mac OS

These are my project notes from getting the 0.5.0-alpha release of leJOS working to develop Java programs for the EV3 in Eclipse on my Mac. After following these steps you will have a working Eclipse development environment that can send programs to the EV3 over wifi or Bluetooth. If you are using another release then(…)

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Using the Mindsensors EV3 Console Adapter on Mac OS

Using the Mindsensors EV3 Console Adapter on Mac OS

Mindsensors have released a special EV3 Console Adapter that lets you connect your EV3 console to a PC or Linux. What’s missing so far is a Mac OS X driver, so in this tutorial I show you how to configure the standard FTDI driver to work with the Mindsensors EV3 Console Adapater. Why do you(…)

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