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MINDSTORMS EV3 Robocup Junior Robot


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 year.  I made an NXT version before then, so I ... Read More »

Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes


Now that both HiTechnic and Mindsensors have a SensorMUX, it may be a good opportunity to highlight some of the differences between the two. The HiTechnic SensorMUX This one has been around for a few years now and is well liked with FTC teams everywhere.  It allows you hook up to four supported sensors, which are automatically polled by the ... Read More »

Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX


Mindsensors are about to release a Sensor MUX of their own!  This one works very differently in that instead of doing the polling of the attached sensors for you, it allows itself to become a channel to said sensor.  So, in essence, you send it a command, like “give me access to the sensor attached to channel 1” and then, ... Read More »

LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 Frequently Asked Questions


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 your browser here: [LINK]. I am looking forward to when ... Read More »

Comparing the NXT and EV3 bricks


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 is The LEGO Group, according to the original PDF.  Please ... Read More »


MS P3 Board Highres cropped

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 the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las ... Read More »

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Hey everyone, I just wanted to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas or whatever else you prefer to (not) celebrate! 2012 has been an exciting year for the NXT; lots of cool new sensors, cool contraptions made by fans, both young and adult.  I am really looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring us! So, on ... Read More »