2016 was another amazing year for Lego Mindstorms around the world. Marc-Andre Bazergui put togetger this graphical timeline that shows creations and projects from around the world throughout the year, along with events and notable news.
I was lucky enough to review the original first edition of Sariel’s instant-classic Unofficial Lego Technic Builders Guide when it first came out. So when NoStarch press contacted me again and said a second edition was coming out I jumped at the chance to get a review copy. Is the second edition worth investing in?(…)
The calculator will have a working keyboard, with a layout familiar to anyone who’s ever used a real calculator. When you press a key the display will update in real time. I also wanted to have a selection of common mathematical functions on the calculator keyboard. And most of all I wanted it to be(…)
I received a review electronic copy of Packt Publishing’s ‘Lego Mindstorms EV3 Essentials’ book. This book covers Java and leJOS programming on the EV3, so it differs from most other books on the market in that it choose a 3rd party environment rather than relying on the Lego-supplied one. It also requires a Linux environment(…)
Yoshihito Isogawa is well known for his excellent Technic Idea book series, and now he is back with an idea book targeted for the EV3. The ideas are as imaginative as ever, captured in Isogawa-san’s signature style of close-up images. Read on for my review of The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Idea Book from NoStarch Press…
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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
Some fellow Lego enthusiasts sent me on these pictures of the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 stand at the Maker Faire in California this weekend. It would have been very cool to be there with them! As you can see the first three bonus models are on public display!
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(…)