About Mark

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LEGO enthusiast, avid Mindstorms fan, Ireland Mindstorms Community Partner (MCP).

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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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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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