Post Tagged with: "lego"

  • Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes

    Comparing HiTechnic and Mindsensors SensorMUXes

    Sensors March 15, 2013 07:25 7 comments

    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 […]

     
  • Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

    Coming soon: Mindsensors Sensor MUX

    Sensors February 27, 2013 21:33 4 comments

    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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Ramblings December 24, 2012 08:22 no comments

    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 […]

     
  • Bot Bench is coming to Prague

    Bot Bench is coming to Prague

    Ramblings November 22, 2012 09:57 2 comments

    I’ve been invited to speak at the Cafe Neu Romance in Prague for the International Robotics Performance Festival.  Steven Canvin and Mike Brandl will also be there to give presentations.  There will be many other interesting speakers and demonstrations.  You can find out a LOT more about this festival here: […]

     
  • Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS, Worth its Weight in Salt

    Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS, Worth its Weight in Salt

    Sensors November 10, 2012 13:25 2 comments

    I wanted to come up with a fun project for the new Mindsensors GlideWheel-AS Angle Sensor.  I wracked my brain as to what I could make that would be fun and not something obvious.  Maybe it was my man-flu/Ebola induced fever, but I came up with an idea: a weighing […]