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Awesome YouTube FLL Tutorials

If you’re an (aspiring) FLL participant or just someone who wants to learn some cool new programming tricks with their EV3, you may be interested in Kyle Markland, a.k.a. Builderdude35’s YouTube channel.  He’s made a whole bunch of very useful videos.  Here are two of them: There are many more: EV3 Robot Design: Building your FLL Robot EV3 Robot Design: ... 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 »

Tutorial: Using ROBOTC’s new sensorCustom

With ROBOTC 3.59 came two new sensor types, the sensorCustom and the complimentary sensorCustom9V.  This sensor type was introduced to allow the fast toggling of the dig0 and dig1 lines on the NXT’s sensor ports.  Normally, these pins are either used for RS485, I2C or controlling the light on a LEGO Light Sensor.  Up until now, you could not control ... Read More »

New Hispabrick Magazine: HBM014

There’s a new Hispabrick Magazine out! Another installment packed full of great articles, models and tutorials. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find: Lots and lots of droids (the ones you were looking for) How Kickstarter helped fund two very cool projects Another installment of the Mindstorms NXT programming tutorial The next chapter in the LDraw tutorial (part 13) Reviews ... Read More »

Tutorial: Sorting your Data

I was posed a question earlier this week: given an arbitrary English text, how would you pick out the 10 most common words?  On the NXT,  having a pile of sensor readings is nice but what if you need to pick the top 10 smallest or biggest ones?  How would you go about doing that?  There are no intrinsic functions ... Read More »

ROBOTC Driver Suite Tutorial

Finally, after months and months of stalling, I have started and completed a tutorial for my Driver Suite. It actually took me a lot less effort than I originally thought it would, but I am happy with the result, as I am sure you will be. The tutorial will help you setup ROBOTC to use the drivers, how the they’re ... Read More »

ROBOTC Arrays Tutorial

(Almost) everything you wanted to know about arrays in ROBOTC but were afraid to ask.  RoboDesigners have written up a quick explanation of how arrays work and help you visualise them.  It has some ROBOTC specific code in it, but would probably work fine for most programming languages. Thanks for taking the time to write it up! Read More »

ROBOTC Bluetooth Tutorial

Laurens, over at Robot Square, has written an easy to follow Bluetooth tutorial for ROBOTC.  So if you’re keen to do some remote controlling or other message passing but you’re not quite sure how to get started, then head on over: [LINK]. Turns out, it’s not nearly as hard as you might think! Read More »

New site: Robot Square

Laurens Valk is proud to announce the birth of his new site: Robot Square.  Apart from a place where he intends to host designs and examples of some of the cool robots he’s made over the years and is working on now, it will also have tutorials and much more. Robot Square is a gathering (hence the Square) of robots ... Read More »