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Self-hosted Blockly for PiStorms

The fine folks at Mindsensors have done something pretty cool! You’ve probably heard of Blockly, a very popular graphical programming language. In most cases, you had to run it on a remote website or on your own computer and download whatever code you created to your robot. Well, with the PiStorms you no longer have to! Because it’s based on ... Read More »

PiStorms Challenge

So, you like Raspberry Pi but would prefer to build with LEGO?  No problem!  You can use the Mindsensors PiStorms to add a touch screen, buttons and motor and sensor ports to your Pi.  The designs for the LEGO Technic compatible parts that come with this are completely open source and available for anyone to tweak as they see fit. ... Read More »

Clearance sale at Mindsensors.com!

If you’re looking to expand your collection of toys to play with or simply can’t pass up a good bargain, check out the clearance sale at Mindsensors.com! There’s a lot of stuff there, so go take a look!  The sale runs until August 21 2015, so don’t wait too long!   Read More »

Cool Kickstarter: OpenElectrons EVShield

  UPDATE 26 JAN: The Kickstarter Project is now live, go check it out: [LINK] OpenElectrons, which is run by the guys who own Mindsensors, are about to start another Kickstarter campaign for their latest creation: the EVShield for Arduino Uno, Duemilanove and Leonardo.  What is it, you might ask?  As Deepak explained it to me: EVShield will support all ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Mindsensors Grove Sensor Adapter for EV3 or NXT

I was wondering if a one of the 3rd party sensor companies was ever going to come up with an EV3/NXT adapter for the Grove System.  Not sure what it is?  Grove System is an interface standard that allows you to connect all sorts of peripherals to your microcontroller.  There are adapters for Arduino and RaspberryPi, but not for the ... 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 »

Coming Soon: Mindsensors EV3 Sensor MUX

Deepak from Mindsensors told me they have a new device coming out soon: a Sensor MUX for the NXT and EV3. What makes this one different from the MUXes out there?  Well for one, it’s very compact, only 42 mm x 48 mm, with mounting holes in a 4 x 5 studs square.  Other features include: Support for all EV3 sensors (UART ... Read More »

Cool Kickstarter: nuFlip – wireless light control

OpenElectrons has created another Kickstarter Project: the nuFlip.  What’s that, you ask?  It’s a Bluetooth controlled light switch adapter that you can mount on existing North American style light switches.  There’s no need for complicated electrical reworking, it simply sits on top of your existing switches! Here’s a list of some of its features: Flip switch On/Off from smartphone Configure ... Read More »

New: Mindsensors LineLeader v2

LineLeader v2

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 can be sure that it will operate just fine.  Other ... Read More »

Tutorial: Using the Mindsensors EV3Console in Linux

If you have the Mindsensors EV3Console and you’re keen to use it on Linux, you’ll find that it is not immediately detected by the drivers built-in to Ubuntu 13.04.  Have no fear, though, it’s fairly easy to fix.  The specific distribution used here is Ubuntu 13.04.  If you’re using something else, you may need to tweak some path names and ... Read More »