Archive for category: Robots

  • ROBOTC for EV3 Beta 1: Available Now!

    ROBOTC for EV3 Beta 1: Available Now!

    EV3, ROBOTC April 23, 2014 07:24 no comments

    It’s here!  The first beta of ROBOTC for EV3 has arrived! It took a bit longer than we’d hoped for but the wait is over.  You can now program your EV3 with ROBOTC.  This is the first public beta and as with all betas, there will be some missing features […]

     
  • Cool Project: EV3 and NXT over WiFi

    Cool Project: EV3 and NXT over WiFi

    Robots February 10, 2014 08:19 1 comment

    One of my readers, Elias Barcia, mailed me back in May 2013 to ask for some input for a university project he was working on: make the three generations of MINDSTORMS, RCX, NXT and EV3 communicate with eachother.  I gave him some feedback and pointers and some time passed.  I […]

     
  • Setting up a Wi-Fi AP on your Computer: Part 2

    Setting up a Wi-Fi AP on your Computer: Part 2

    EV3 November 5, 2013 11:09 no comments

    Virtual Router Manager In an earlier article, I had written about how to allow your EV3 to connect to your laptop (or desktop) with a shared WiFi network, using a feature called Hosted Network.  It essentially turns your computer into an Access Point (AP).  Since then I’ve had a bit […]

     
  • EV3: Adding a pull-tab to your micro-SD card

    EV3: Adding a pull-tab to your micro-SD card

    EV3 October 29, 2013 13:49 2 comments

    The EV3 has a lot of cool features but a push-to-eject micro-SD card drive isn’t one of them.  It’s fine for users who don’t work with custom Linux distributions on their brick, but a major PITA (no, not the Döner Kebab kind) if you’re like me.  It takes a needle […]

     
  • Breathtaking: Debian Wheezy on the EV3!

    Breathtaking: Debian Wheezy on the EV3!

    EV3 October 28, 2013 19:17 11 comments

    Ralph Hempel is no stranger to MINDSTORMS and he’s been quietly working on something very special: a port of Debian Wheezy on the EV3.  The folks of the Debian organisation wouldn’t let him use the Debian name (for copyright reasons), so this project is called ev3dev. What is ev3dev? It’s […]

     
  • Talking to your EV3: EV3Messenger

    Talking to your EV3: EV3Messenger

    C#, EV3 October 19, 2013 16:09 no comments

    I was contacted Joeri van Belle last week about a new project that he is working on, a C# project that allows you to send messages to your EV3.  Using it, you can send and receive messages between your EV3 brick and PC. On the brick you can use the […]

     
  • Awesome EV3 Daisy Chain Cable

    Awesome EV3 Daisy Chain Cable

    EV3 September 21, 2013 16:33 1 comment

    Finding the right USB cable for your EV3 daisy chaining needs is not easy.  Most of them will stick out like a sore thumb, but not this one.  It features 90 degree angled connectors that work with you, rather than against you.  I came across this one on Deal Extreme […]

     
  • HiTechnic Sensor EV3 Blocks

    HiTechnic Sensor EV3 Blocks

    EV3 September 4, 2013 10:45 2 comments

    HiTechnic has brought out a couple of EV3 programming blocks for its sensors. The blocks and instructions on how to import them into your software can be found here: [LINK]. With these blocks you will be able to use the Angle, Compass, Accelerometer, IRSeekerV2, and Gyro sensors.  Cool!

     
  • New MINDSTORMS EV3 Site is Live!

    New MINDSTORMS EV3 Site is Live!

    EV3 August 29, 2013 12:42 6 comments

    The new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 website is live! You can download the software while you wait for your set to arrive.  You can also see all the cool bonus models in great detail.  So what are you waiting for?  Point your browser here and check it out!

     
  • Controlling the EV3 over TCP/IP

    Controlling the EV3 over TCP/IP

    EV3 August 26, 2013 12:02 no comments

    Anders Søborg has written a great guide on how to establish a TCP/IP connection with the EV3: [LINK].  He’s working on a C# library that will make it very easy to remote control your brick this way, using direct commands over TCP/IP.  It’ll be part of the next release of […]