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  • New Release: ROBOTC 4.25

    New Release: ROBOTC 4.25

    ROBOTC August 16, 2014 07:47 no comments

    There’s a new release of ROBOTC available for all platforms, version 4.25, the “Blood, Sweat and Tears” edition!  Well, the official name is “Preview Release”, but I think my name is more accurate.  A lot of work into making this release.  So without further ado, let’s have a look at […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: Logitraxx

    Cool Kickstarter: Logitraxx

    Robots August 2, 2014 16:01 no comments

    Shane Lewis from SL Interphase mailed me to tell me about a Kickstarter project that they’ve been developing.  You may think it is just another robotics platform but this one is significantly different from the herd (or should I say “swarm”?).  This one doesn’t have a microcontroller but uses an FPGA instead! […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: The Edison

    Cool Kickstarter: The Edison

    Robots July 31, 2014 11:17 no comments

    A very cool Kickstarter project was brought to my attention this morning, the Edison.  It’s a very small and light robot that has a surprisingly high number of features up its sleeve.  A few of them should be immediately obvious to most: the LEGO compatible pin holes and knobs.  The […]

     
  • Upcoming Project: RPi EV3 Remote

    Upcoming Project: RPi EV3 Remote

    Experiments July 22, 2014 20:03 2 comments

    Inspiration struck me the other day and I’ve come up with a new project.  I’m going to use a Raspberry PI for it, since I am such a fan of Linux, to make a remote control for the EV3.  It’s going to use an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to control […]

     
  • Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

    Review: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

    EV3 July 9, 2014 18:54 no comments

    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 is a massive improvement over his previous book and a […]

     
  • New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

    New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

    Sensors July 9, 2014 17:29 no comments

    Mindsensors have released a new sensor, or rather, a new edition of one of my most favourite ones: the LineLeader v2.  The v2 has a new, better, processor inside and has been optimised to work better with the rather, ehm, tempestuous I2C implementation on the EV3.  That means that you […]

     
  • Making a Difference…

    Making a Difference…

    Ramblings June 13, 2014 10:28 no comments

    It’s not often that I get a shout-out like I did when Eric Smalls mentioned me in his TEDx talk. How do I know this young man?  It all started back in 2010 when he posted a question on the forums He never stopped asking questions and I tried to […]

     
  • Released: ROBOTC 4.10

    Released: ROBOTC 4.10

    ROBOTC May 29, 2014 07:33 no comments

    ROBOTC 4.10 has been released for all platforms, VEX and MINDSTORMS.  The list of changes is enormous,you can find the complete overview here: [LINK].  Here’s a list of the changes, copied from the aforementioned link.  I have highlighted the changes pertaining to LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. It seems that the Driver […]

     
  • VEX IQ Quadruped

    VEX IQ Quadruped

    VEX May 24, 2014 16:41 no comments

    In my last post about the VEX IQ building system I had a small video featuring my VEX Quadruped.  I’ve done a bit of work on it since then and the gait has been greatly improved.  I also added some small rubber feet on the legs.  These are the traction […]

     
  • VEX IQ: Modular Robotics System for STEM

    VEX IQ: Modular Robotics System for STEM

    VEX May 18, 2014 12:24 no comments

    What is VEX IQ VEX IQ is the latest offering from VEX. It’s a complete modular robotics system to complement their VEX Cortex range.  The VEX IQ is positioned at a younger audience, from the age of about 8.  It uses plastic parts instead of the Cortex metal parts. Using […]