Archive for category: Robots

  • EV3: Creating a Console Cable

    EV3: Creating a Console Cable

    EV3, Experiments August 15, 2013 10:24 6 comments

    As some of you know, the EV3 runs a stripped down version of the Angstrom Linux distribution. The cool thing is that the kernel has been configured to output diagnostics data to the first sensor port (S1).  You can easily access this data by using a USB to serial converter.  […]

     
  • Mindsensors EV3 USB Console Adapter

    Mindsensors EV3 USB Console Adapter

    EV3 August 5, 2013 19:11 2 comments

    It will come as no surprise that Mindsensors, purveyors of cool stuff, have created a very easy to use LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 USB console adapter.  The EV3 has a serial console, which is accessible on the 1st Sensor Port.  This small device will allow you to simply plug an NXT/EV3 […]

     
  • EV3 Retail to start selling 1 September

    EV3 Retail to start selling 1 September

    EV3 August 1, 2013 15:00 no comments

    “Sometime in fall” now has a proper date: it’s 1 September.  That means you only have to wait one more month before you can buy the EV3 retail set.  Below you can find the press release.  This is awesome news! Check out all the cool bonus models made by the […]

     
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Source Code Coming Soon!

    LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Source Code Coming Soon!

    EV3 July 31, 2013 07:08 4 comments

    The source code for the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 firmware (OS and VM) will be going live at 00:00 CET (Central European Time), 1 August 2013 . Check back on this blog to find out about location of the files and further instructions. The source code includes everything you need to […]

     
  • LEGO Education EV3 Shipping August 1, 2013

    LEGO Education EV3 Shipping August 1, 2013

    EV3 April 23, 2013 13:08 2 comments

    According to LEGO Education’s US website, they will commence shipping of the EV3 Education kits starting August 1, 2013.  There is no firm date from the retail side.  You can read the full details here: [LINK].

     
  • Fun with Robot Virtual Worlds

    Fun with Robot Virtual Worlds

    Robots April 14, 2013 18:51 no comments

    I’ve been dabbling with Robot Virtual World (RVW) worlds a bit lately.  If you’ve never played with that before then let me take a second to explain it.  RVW is a 3D virtual robotics system made by Robomatter, which allows you to program and control several different robot models, using […]

     
  • MINDSTORMS EV3 Robocup Junior Robot

    MINDSTORMS EV3 Robocup Junior Robot

    EV3 April 6, 2013 16:13 8 comments

    I’ve been working on a Robocup Junior soccer playing robot, based on the new upcoming MINDSTORMS EV3 system.  I just wanted to give you a sneak peek at what it looks like.  This is probably rebuild number 15 or so, as I’ve been working on this since before December last […]

     
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 Frequently Asked Questions

    LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 Frequently Asked Questions

    EV3 January 23, 2013 20:50 1 comment

    LEGO has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the EV3 Retail set.  It includes a side-by-side comparison of the NXT and EV3.  Keep in mind that it’s a bit market-y (they’re a little selective about the things they compare),  but it’s informative none the less. Just point […]

     
  • MINDSTORMS EV3 Videos

    MINDSTORMS EV3 Videos

    EV3 January 8, 2013 11:12 3 comments

    Some very cool videos made by Vas (NeXTSTORM) have appeared on YouTube.  You’ll love these!  These are some of the MINDSTORMS EV3 retail set robots.

     
  • Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks

    Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks

    EV3, Ramblings January 8, 2013 06:53 36 comments

    So just how much better is the new brick?  Below you can find a table that puts some of the main aspects of the new EV3 brick NeXT to the NXT.  The original table came from the Roberta website, I just translated it from German.  The source of this information […]