• Virtual Brick: License Give-Away

    Virtual Brick: License Give-Away

    Want to earn a free Virtual Brick license?  Be one of the first 20 to write a review about it on your website, blog or Tumblr or whatever it is you crazy kids use nowadays, and you’ll receive a free license! […]

  • VEX IQ Quadruped: Building Instructions!

    VEX IQ Quadruped: Building Instructions!

    Some of you may remember I posted about my VEX IQ Quadruped a while back.  I now have building instructions for it! They were made by Christopher Richard Smith, who is quite the CAD ninja.  This is what the Quadruped […]

  • Released: ROBOTC 4.28

    Released: ROBOTC 4.28

    Just in time for Christmas! A new release of ROBOTC for both LEGO MINDSTORMS and VEX.  So many new features and bug fixes have been added for all the platforms that the original ROBOTC blog had to have two separate […]

  • Becoming Part of the Robomatter Team

    Becoming Part of the Robomatter Team

    As of 1 December 2014, I will be become part of the Robomatter team.  It’s quite a radical change from my current day job as an IT Infrastructure Architect at CGI.  It will also mean relocating from the Netherlands to […]

  • VEX IQ GoProBot

    VEX IQ GoProBot

    My little brother dropped by last weekend, while on his journey through Europe by bike.  So, what’s more fun than playing with robots when it’s raining cats and dogs outside? That’s right, adding cameras to the robots!  I didn’t get […]

  • Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

    Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

    The long awaited EV3 building and programming book by Laurens Valk is finally available!  It’s called “The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book” and it’s 370+ pages of awesomeness. Where to start?  The book has been printed in full colour, which […]

Recent Posts

  • Coding with Codie

    Coding with Codie

    Robots January 27, 2015 12:16 no comments

      Codie is an artisanal robot, hand-crafted from wood.  However, don’t let the old school materials fool you; inside the wooden exterior hides a sophisticated robot.  It sports quite a number of sensors, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you […]

     
  • Virtual Brick: License Give-Away

    Virtual Brick: License Give-Away

    Ramblings January 26, 2015 17:46 no comments

    Want to earn a free Virtual Brick license?  Be one of the first 20 to write a review about it on your website, blog or Tumblr or whatever it is you crazy kids use nowadays, and you’ll receive a free license! […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: OpenElectrons EVShield

    Cool Kickstarter: OpenElectrons EVShield

    Ramblings January 23, 2015 06:37 no comments

      UPDATE 26 JAN: The Kickstarter Project is now live, go check it out: [LINK] OpenElectrons, which is run by the guys who own Mindsensors, are about to start another Kickstarter campaign for their latest creation: the EVShield for Arduino […]

     
  • Virtual Brick: A First Look – Making a Line Follower

    Virtual Brick: A First Look – Making a Line Follower

    Tutorials January 22, 2015 12:08 no comments

    Robomatter has released a new product called the Virtual Brick.  They have re-engineered the Virtual NXT and added new functionality, new blocks, improved robot performance, as well as a new interface to make the Virtual Brick much easier to use with the […]

     
  • Stay up-to-date on Driver Suite Developments

    Stay up-to-date on Driver Suite Developments

    ROBOTC Driver Suite January 18, 2015 19:13 no comments

    I’ve been working hard to make changes to the Driver Suite, to make it more EV3 compatible and to change the API to a more struct oriented approach.  You can now stay up-to-date on the latest changes I’ve made by […]

     
  • VEX IQ Quadruped: Building Instructions!

    VEX IQ Quadruped: Building Instructions!

    VEX January 18, 2015 11:45 no comments

    Some of you may remember I posted about my VEX IQ Quadruped a while back.  I now have building instructions for it! They were made by Christopher Richard Smith, who is quite the CAD ninja.  This is what the Quadruped […]

     
  • Using Robot Virtual Worlds inside a VM

    Using Robot Virtual Worlds inside a VM

    Ramblings January 15, 2015 17:37 no comments

    If you’re like me and you use a lot of Virtual Machines, then this may be of some use to you.  In Robot Virtual Worlds, you have 3 camera settings: Follow mode: you can use the wheel to zoom in […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC 4.28

    Released: ROBOTC 4.28

    ROBOTC December 24, 2014 08:36 no comments

    Just in time for Christmas! A new release of ROBOTC for both LEGO MINDSTORMS and VEX.  So many new features and bug fixes have been added for all the platforms that the original ROBOTC blog had to have two separate […]

     
  • Coming Soon: Mindsensors Grove Sensor Adapter for EV3 or NXT

    Coming Soon: Mindsensors Grove Sensor Adapter for EV3 or NXT

    Sensors December 20, 2014 17:37 no comments

    I was wondering if a one of the 3rd party sensor companies was ever going to come up with an EV3/NXT adapter for the Grove System.  Not sure what it is?  Grove System is an interface standard that allows you […]

     
  • The FATCATLAB’s Meow: EVB

    The FATCATLAB’s Meow: EVB

    Ramblings December 17, 2014 10:23 1 comment

    Imagine an EV3 with a backlit screen, a 1GHz CPU, instead a 300MHz one and 8 times more memory, that’s pretty much what the EVB is.  It’s a cape (kind of like an Arduino Shield) for the BeagleBone Black (BBB) […]