EV3

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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HelloWorld.java: first steps with Java on EV3

HelloWorld.java: first steps with Java on EV3

In my last post I shared how to get a working version of leJOS running on your wifi-enabled EV3.  Now we need to make it do something, so in this tutorial I will cover the basic tools for compiling, uploading and executing leJOS Java programs on the EV3. Get the leJOS source Andy has uploaded(…)

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Java on the EV3; porting leJOS

Java on the EV3; porting leJOS

Now you can experiment with a very early port of leJOS to the EV3 courtesy of Andy Shaw, one of the core developers of the leJOS framework. If you prefer coding in Java and enjoy the rich class library support offered by leJOS then this post is for you! But be warned; it’s early days(…)

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CNET review the new EV3 set

CNET review the new EV3 set

CNET, the well-known technology website, has published a review of the new EV3 LEGO kit, along with pictures of the author opening and unboxing the set. As everyone knows when they get a new LEGO set the thrill is in opening it up and seeing all of the new parts to play with, and the(…)

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12 final LEGO Mindstorms Bonus models revealed

12 final LEGO Mindstorms Bonus models revealed

LEGO have revealed the remaining bonus models that you can build with your new MINDSRORMS EV3 kit once they go on sale. The best part is these models have been designed and build by LEGO fans from around the world – including yours truly! I was delighted that my RoboDoz3r has been accepted as one(…)

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