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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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World’s first LEGO NXT powered wheelchair

World’s first LEGO NXT powered wheelchair

Simon Burfield has built a prototype for the world’s first powered LEGO wheelchair using LEGO Mindstorms NXT. It uses Rotacaster wheels for multi-direction driving, and is powered by a total of 7 NXTs. I don’t fancy changing the batteries on that after a day out!

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