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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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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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Three new bonus models announced for EV3

Three new bonus models announced for EV3

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 has three new bonus models announced at the Maker Faire in California this week. And the best news is that they are designed by LEGO fans who are part of the expert panel advising LEGO on the EV3 development. This week we have: An Electric Guitar using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 to(…)

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 FAQ available

Lego Mindstorms EV3 FAQ available

Lego has posted an FAQ addressing some common questions about the new EV3 set. One of the key points is the compatibility between the new EV3 and existing NXT motors and sensors. The good news is that your existing NXT motors will work with the new EV3 brick, and the new EV3 motors can be(…)

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 announced!!!

Lego Mindstorms EV3 announced!!!

The Lego Group have announced the new Mindstorms EV3 programmable brick at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today. It’s an exciting development in the world of amateur robotics, as the new kit is  eagerly anticipated by Lego fans around the world.

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Book review: The Unofficial Lego Technic Builders Guide

Book review: The Unofficial Lego Technic Builders Guide

It is a rare opportunity that a master Technic Lego builder shares the “tricks of the trade” in an easily accessible book form. Sariel is such a master, well-known and respected for his amazing Lego Technic creations which he documents on his website http://sariel.pl. Sariel’s creations are the most-viewed Technic model videos on YouTube, and(…)

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World Robot Olympiad 2012

World Robot Olympiad 2012

World Robot Olympiad 2012, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia The World Robot Olympiad was held this year in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, at the Sunway Resort Convention Centre. Four hundred teams of children from 34 countries competed in challenges to build robots to solve complex problems. I was lucky enough to be invited as a guest of Lego(…)

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NXT breadboard adapater

NXT breadboard adapater

Dexter Industries have released a simple yet incredibly useful sensor – a breadboard adapter that allows you to connect your NXT to a prototype project on a breadboard. Definitely a must-have for any advanced sensor work.

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