Post Tagged with: "Mindstorms"

  • My OHM2013 Talk is Now Online

    My OHM2013 Talk is Now Online

    Ramblings August 20, 2013 07:27 no comments

    I did a short talk on the OHM2013 event about hacking the brick.  I spoke about some of the projects I did with the NXT and the things I am doing with the EV3.  In retrospect, I should’ve prepared a little more but I didn’t really have time to do […]

     
  • EV3: Creating a Console Cable

    EV3: Creating a Console Cable

    EV3, Experiments August 15, 2013 10:24 8 comments

    As some of you know, the EV3 runs a stripped down version of the Angstrom Linux distribution. The cool thing is that the kernel has been configured to output diagnostics data to the first sensor port (S1).  You can easily access this data by using a USB to serial converter.  […]

     
  • EV3 Retail to start selling 1 September

    EV3 Retail to start selling 1 September

    EV3 August 1, 2013 15:00 no comments

    “Sometime in fall” now has a proper date: it’s 1 September.  That means you only have to wait one more month before you can buy the EV3 retail set.  Below you can find the press release.  This is awesome news! Check out all the cool bonus models made by the […]

     
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Source Code Available

    LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Source Code Available

    Uncategorized July 31, 2013 22:24 20 comments

    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!  […]

     
  • EV3 hackathon at the OHM2013 Event!

    EV3 hackathon at the OHM2013 Event!

    Ramblings July 5, 2013 10:43 no comments

    If you haven’t heard of the OHM2013 event then you’ve probably been living under a bit of a rock.  It’s a truly massive hacking event in the Netherlands that takes place every 4 years (albeit under a different name each time).  This year is extra special because Steven Canvin, the […]

     
  • New Release: ROBOTC 3.61

    New Release: ROBOTC 3.61

    ROBOTC June 9, 2013 06:07 no comments

    This is essentially just a maintenance release with a couple of important changes.  The Changelog is small but the fixes are great (taken from the original article): NEW Joystick Configuration Utility – Added compatibility for custom joystick configurations; the Joystick Configuration Utility can now be used to configure a wide […]

     
  • ROBOTC 4.x Announcement

    ROBOTC 4.x Announcement

    ROBOTC May 8, 2013 22:00 14 comments

    The people who watched last week’s Webinar, got a glimpse of what’s coming in ROBOTC 4.x.  I’m very excited about this as it will support two new platforms: the VEX IQ and of course the new MINDSTORMS EV3.  I’m currently working on overhauling the Driver Suite, so it will be […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Cool Kickstarter: Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Ramblings May 8, 2013 11:01 1 comment

    Dexter Industries have launched a Kickstarter project for the BrickPi!  Become a backer and get one of these super cool shields for your Raspberry Pi.  I wrote about the BrickPi not that long ago and I think this a really awesome addition to the Raspberry Pi ecosphere! As of writing […]

     
  • Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Ramblings April 29, 2013 08:02 2 comments

    The BrickPi is Dexter Industries latest project.  It’s an interface board, or shield, for the super popular Raspberry Pi, a cheap ($25) and small but very powerful processor board that runs Linux.  The BrickPi allows you to easily interface your NXT motors and sensors with the RasPi, without having to […]

     
  • XPrize After Earth Challenge

    XPrize After Earth Challenge

    Ramblings April 26, 2013 05:56 no comments

    There is an exciting new challenge for kids between the ages of 13 and 17.  How can you enter? First you must create a 2 minute video, explaining how you would tackle two global issues that affect Planet Earth.  You also have to outline a plan of how you would […]