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Released: ROBOTC 4.30 / 3.65

This update is mostly a “bug fix” release to take care of a few issues + inclusion of the recently released VEX Cortex Master Firmware Update (4.25).  If you’re still using 4.27, you can see the changelog from 4.27 to 4.29 here.  The 3.65 version is for teams that still using ROBOTC 3.x for their robots. For those of you ... Read More »

Mindsensors Programming Poll

Mindsensors are doing a poll to find out which is your favourite programming environment for the EV3!  You can guess which one I picked. That’s right, ROBOTC, of course. You can find the poll on their page, on the left side, half way down and just below the downloads menu. Make your vote count! Read More »

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Source Code Available

At last, the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 source code is now available for your perusal.  It’s been uploaded to the Mindboards Github space: [LINK]. You can simply clone the repository.  It would be really great if you could drop us a note to let us know what you’ve done with it!  It would be nice if some of the programming effort ... Read More »

Cool Video Blog Site: MooSooBoo

Mike McFarlane, a.k.a. Moo, is a new MINDSTORMS NXT blogger.  So far, he’s done two videos and they’re very cool to watch.  In his videos he talks about a wide variety of topics, mostly all robotics related and shows off his own creations.  I can’t do 1 minute of making a video with me talking, I can’t even imagine what ... Read More »

HCC Robotica: Open Day

If you’re in the Netherlands and you want to see loads of cool robots and talk to their creators then come to the HCC Robotica Open Day event in Hooglanderveen this coming Saturday, 6 October.  I’m going to be taking some of my robots with me.  So if you want pop by and say “hi”, ask questions or just hang ... Read More »

Mindsensors GlideWheel-M: Pan & Tilt Rig

I had promised to make another video this weekend of the new Mindsensors GlideWheel-M encoder sensor and behold, the result!  I took a pan & tilt rig I used for a previous project and modified it a bit.  You can see the result below. The Power Functions motors are so nice and quiet and had no issues turn the rig, ... Read More »

ROBOTC Arduino NXShield Test 1

This weekend I wanted to give the new ROBOTC for Arduino beta a go and what better platform to use than the ArduinoMega with the Mindsensors NXShield-M to interface with my Mindstorms hardware. My setup was simple: An NXT motor attached to Motor Port A1 An NXT Touch sensor attached to Sensor Port A1 An ArduinoMega with an NXShield-M A ... Read More »

ROBOTC 3.08 Changelog

This is the preliminary final Changelog for ROBOTC 3.08.  Please note that an official one will probably appear later today or tomorrow on the ROBOTC website. The artist formerly known as 3.06 is now known as 3.08.  Apparently there was a bit of a mix-up internally with version numbers.  Carry on. Update: Small list of additional VEX changes.  Marked red. Update 2: The ... Read More »