Archive for category: Robots

  • 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 […]

     
  • Preview of the MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots

    Preview of the MINDSTORMS EV3 Robots

    EV3 January 7, 2013 13:20 no comments

    Laurens over at Robot Square has created a nice list of some of the robots that are featured in the new sets, for both education and retail.  You can check it out here: [LINK].

     
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Announced

    LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Announced

    EV3, Ramblings January 7, 2013 09:50 11 comments

    CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2013) – Today The LEGO Group announced LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3, a new platform for consumer robotics designed to introduce a younger generation to the excitement of building and programming robots while adding new flexibility for its devoted following of robotics enthusiasts. Unveiled for […]

     
  • TinyDuino: Good things come in small packages

    TinyDuino: Good things come in small packages

    Arduino October 11, 2012 07:59 no comments

    When I was contacted a little while ago by Ken Burns of the TinyDuino project, I thought: “Oh here we go, another Arduino clone project.”  However, when I checked out the Kickstarter project I quickly went from “meh” to “WOW”. The TinyDuino is, well, tiny and by tiny, I mean […]

     
  • Skittles on the Threshold

    Skittles on the Threshold

    Robots July 11, 2012 20:26 8 comments

    My robot Skittles is a big robot; he’s probably one of the biggest wheeled robots I’ve made so far.  When the Mindsensors PSP-Nx-V4 came in last week, I knew I had to make it remote controllable. I finished up the last bits of the driver for the new sensor yesterday […]