EV3 is the current generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS, released in 2013.

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System files deleted somehow

I think my son accidentally deleted all the system sound/image files, etc. I have tried loading the firmware but that does NOT restore the files. Is there not a way to just upload the system sound and ...
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Custom EV3 Block: “Unable to compile…” (“string subsection”)

I am attempting to make a custom block according to the EV3 Block Developer kit (found here). I was able to create a simple block that returns the length of a string. This is what it looks like: (The ...
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How can I find the analog output of a color sensor?

Could anyone provide me with an image of the voltage output of an NXT or EV3 colorsensor. I would like to have the analog output if it's possible, and not the digital output.
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What files are required to run an ev3 program?

I'm working on a project that aims to help beginning Lego Mindstorms programmers. I'm developing certain "modules" (moving straight, making a turn) for students to try, and I want to develop a program ...
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DNX on Lego Mindstorms

I am not familiar with ARM development but I am wondering would it be possible to compile DNX against Lego Mindstorms EV3 processor. I know there is some ARM support and even there are some builds ...
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Where does the EV3 software store its crash reports?

I cannot find where the crash reports generated by my EV3 software are stored. I have looked where it tells me to, but I can't find any.
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Can a EV3 program run simultaneously with the Running Robot commander app?

Is it possible to run the Robot Commander app and a program on the EV3 brick at the same time? If so how would it be accomplished?
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Understanding the makeup of an XML .ev3p file

When you unzip an .ev3 program, there are many txt and xml files that are inside. In particular, there is an xml file produced with the filename extension .ev3p, which seems to contain program ...
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Lego Color Sensor - EV3

My son is using his EV3 with a color sensor. He is using the sensor to test the reflectivity of different materials. Can you please tell me what the letters "PCT" stand for?
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How to read the EV3 display

Is there a users guide or something similar that describes in detail all the images that one sees on the display? There seems to be a lot of stuff there, but no explanation.
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Mindstorms, black orphaned data wires

I've just copied a loop element, which had a data wire going into it. The internal wires (from the old external data wire) are now black, and I cannot delete them, or re-link them to a new external ...
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EV3 Education Edition software license

I got a new EV3 education kit. Can I install it on a several computers or does the license work on one computer only?
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Mindstorms EV3 3D building instructions no longer working in Chrome

Lego Mindstorms EV3 building instructions in 3D (so that one can rotate the model around and stuff) are available. This used to work fine on my machine in Google Chrome. However, I can no longer get ...
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What RGB-values do I get from the colorsensor

I have the extra colorsensorblock used by mindcuber - ColorSensorRGB - installed. Now I'm trying to use it in my own projct. But what values does it produce? It seems like it has a min-value of 0 (as ...
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Could I do datalogging in Mindstorms EV3 Home edition?

Apparently datalogging is an integrated part of the educational EV3 software. But I got the Home edition. Is there some module or thing I can use to get datalogging functionality in my Home edition? ...
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Have Multiple Inputs to Programming Block

Originally, I had a simple program to move until the robot hit a wall, then it reversed and turned and moved again, repeated to infinity. It works by turning the motors on, waiting for input from the ...
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Execute program programmatically

I want to program our Ev3 for FLL (class assignment), and I want to use an object oriented approach in a very procedural environment. Is there a programmatic way to execute another program inside the ...
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How can I use the EV3 educational firmware instead of the retail version?

I have an EV3 brick from the retail kit, which is currently running the retail firmware. I would like to replace the EV3's firmware with the educational version. How can I do this?
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How do you program mindstorms to keep doing a task until either the IR OR the colour sensor state changes

How do you program mindstorms to keep doing a task until either the IR OR the colour sensor state changes. I would like to use the wait block but it can only be either the colour sensor or the IF ...
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Why can't I combine a EV3 Motor with a Technic frame in LDD?

It is easy and stress-free to attach a frame to a large motor in a vertical or horizontal manner as shown in the picture in real life. But I can't do the vertical version inside LDD. Anyone knows why? ...
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How to measure green/blue reflected light on EV3?

As I know there is no way to turn on green/blue reflected light on EV3 color sensor. Is there a way to do it using NXT color sensor and EV3 controller? Or the only way is to use NXT controller ...
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EV3 controlled by 8879 speed control through IR sensor

Is it possible to send commands to an EV3 brick from the Power Functions Speed Control remote? Would I have to interpret the raw sensor values to do this? Are there any references that would help?
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Light on color sensor is blue

We had the sensor color on red and it was working with our remote. We changed the batteries in the 'brain' and now the light sensor is blue and won't work with the remote. Any suggestions? It's a ...
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Lego EV3 - Get output device type, opOUTPUT_GET_TYPE

I would like to know what kind of motor (XL, L) is connected to EV3 output port (A|B|C|D). I need to use direct command: Instruction opOutput_Get_Type (LAYER, NO, *TYPE) Opcode ...
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Is the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 brick waterproof?

I am trying to build a ROV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle) with Lego Mindstorms Ev3. Is it waterproof?
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Can't get EV3 to work with touch sensors

My FLL team just got a couple of EV3 sets and the kids were trying to program a simple switch that has the robot drive into a wall, back up, and turn right once the touch sensor in the front is ...
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IDE recommendations for EV3 programming

Does anybody have any recommendations for non-GUI programming of the EV3 unit? I'm impressed by the LabVIEW software, but as a professional C# and VB.Net programmer (with C, C++ experience), I find ...
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Can EV3-G MyBlocks be recursive?

Imagine I create a MyBlock called "function1" from a line of blocks. Can I call that block from within itself? This is the program for the block "recursiveTest." Will this block function properly?
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Naming a program in EV3 software?

I have figured out how name a project but cannot figure out how to rename a program.
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EV3 additional build instructions - PDF download or print possible?

The EV3 retail edition comes with printed instructions to build only one of the possible robots and it appears you have to use the software to view the build instructions of the other models. My ...
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EV3 digital interface with sensors?

The EV3 Brick is noted as having both analog and a higher speed digital I/O with auto ID up to 460.8 Kbit/s (UART), and 4 motor port with encoders. The NXT Brick has 4 sensor ports both Analog and ...
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How can an EV3 motor “remember” it's starting position?

I am currently working on a project that uses large motors. I want the project to return to a "starting position" (0,0,0) at the touch of a button so that it can be used multiple (identical) times. ...
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No power to Mindstorm EV3 Brain

My 11 year old just spent her entire Christmas Day assembling the Mindstorm EV3 Reptar, but when we put batteries in the brain nothing happened. It didn't turn on, no lights, no sign of power at all. ...
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Teleoperated arm trouble

I have built a robotic arm with the lego Mindstorms ev3. My goal is to control its motion via teleoperation, that is , to have a gyro sensor strapped onto my arm and have the robot mimick the up and ...
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My Blocks with return parameter

I have the retail EV3 kit and have created a function with in and out numeric parameters. While using the [in] params seem quite straight forward, it seems that I can only set the [out] param once. ...
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No response when controlling the Mindstorms EV3 brick over Bluetooth

I am trying to control the EV3 using direct commands over a Bluetooth connection. There are no issues pairing the brick with a PC or phone, and opening the serial connection works fine, but sending a ...
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Issues connecting the EV3 on Windows 8.1 64bit

I have got a computer with Windows 8.1 64 bit and I have installed LEGO Mindstorms EV3 software Home edition and tried to connect the EV3 brick to the computer, but the brick didn´t connect to the ...
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EV3 parallel MyBlocks, but only one working

TL;DR = Is there any obvious reason why a MyBlock, added twice in parallel to a program, will only run one of them? In my EV3-G program, I have a MyBlock which uses the Proximity Heading to control ...
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Are NXT Light sensors compatible with EV3?

I would like to use the NXT light sensors my EV3 brick. I don't have enough light sensors as I need 2 for each robot (per set) and it only comes with one. However, I have a lot of NXT sensors. Will ...
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Where can I download the EV3 education edition software for free?

I have a site license but I'm not able to find the download for the software anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Mindstorms crashes when connecting to EV3 with Bluetooth

I am using OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) on a 2011 MacBook Air, LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Home Edition v1.0 and the latest firmware on the EV3 (v1.06H) When I attempt to pair the EV3 with my Mac over Bluetooth, ...
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Creating a native EV3B block

I'm trying to create a native block for a hardware sensor. I've got it working pretty well, but can't get it to show up in the "port view" as anything but a sound sensor. I really need the live view ...
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Lego Mindstorms EV3 crashes on OS X El Capitan

I get the following problem details, can anyone help me? Process: MindstormsEV3 [595] Path: /Applications/LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home Edition.app/Contents/MacOS/...
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Turn a tank a specific number of degrees

I don't have a gyro sensor so that's not a possible solution (until I purchase one). I figured I'd just do the math on this one. What I'd really like to know are: The circumference of the ...
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Logging and performing mathmatical calc. during run?

Is it possible using the new EV3 to log data, and peform mathmatical calculation on the data while it's being logged, and peform some and thereby trigger some event if some value has been reached?? ...
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Is there a fix for an NXT reporting “File error!” when running an EV3 program?

I downloaded the new EV3 software from Lego and installed it on Windows 7. The EV3 software runs. I plugged in an NXT using a USB cable. EV3 can edit the memory on the NXT and remove programs/...
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The Mindstorms EV3 Software crashes on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. What do I do?

It's crashing on startup which is really irritating. When debugged with terminal it says this: Unhandled Exception: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path is denied. [ERROR] FATAL ...
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NXT or EV3 gyro sensor

Do NXTs or EV3s have gyro sensors or built-in gyro sensors? How can I know the direction of the robot?
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What is a normal range of reading of the Light Sensor using EV3 Raw Sensor block?

EV3 software does not support the Light Sensor. It does support the Color Sensor. The solution is to use the Raw Sensor Block. What is "normal" for raw sensor block readings? I'm getting readings ...
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EV3 turning in circles

New programmer feeling my way around. I set the most simple "steering block" to 25, the power to 50, and the number of motor rotations to 40 or 50. Then I let it run expecting the bot to go in a ...