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What glue should I use for permanent LEGO construction?

The incredible precision of LEGO parts makes them attractive for building precise jigs, but the fact that they can come apart fairly easily isn't so helpful for this application. Can anyone recommend ...
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Access WeDo on OS X from a real programming language

I'm trying to talk to the WeDo USB interface from Python or really any real programming language. I tried the clever WeDoMore library, but can't get it to bind the WeDo. I think this is because the ...
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Which is faster: M motor or XL motor?

I understand that the M motor has an adequate amount of speed, and the XL motor is best known for its torque. But is the XL motor really faster than the M motor? Or is it the other way around? I am ...
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How to run two LEGO electric trains at the same time?

I have a LEGO city built with a train encircling it. The track is the classic style with metal railings running through it. I have a switch track as well that is connected to an NXT robot to switch ...
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How can I use multiple switch options in Lego Mindstorms EV3 software?

What I see is just a simple if/then/else. What I am looking for is to be able to add multiple options, more than yes/no. I use a motor as a switcher, so I rotate it to some position and measure its ...
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usage of ev3 ultrasonic sensor in lejos behavior based programming

I'm using ev3 ultrasonic sensor. And I'm writing a behavior based lejos code. I want to do some tasks when the ultrasonic sensor detects an object which is not further than 30 cm's. And this is my ...
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How can I transmit horizontal torque to vertical?

I have a setup where I have a step motor which I am attaching a gear onto. The motor will make the gear stand horizontal in a small vehicle. Is there any good gear combinations of LEGO gears that can ...
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Can anyone help id this partial build/set?

I found this partial set bagged at Savers, looked interesting. But searching thru peeron, I cannot figure out what set this might belong to. Is anybody familiar with what set this might be associated ...
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How to turn the NXT at an angle with NXC

How can I program, with NXC, a Lego NXT to turn a specific angle? I've tried using wait() but the problem isn't solved. Can I use RotateMotor()? What parameters should I use? For example if I want ...
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Is Mindstorms EV3 backwards compatible?

LEGO Group announced the next Mindstorms version, the EV3 which will be available in the Fall, 2013. Does anyone know if the new version, specifically the controller, will be backwards compatible ...
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Are 10682 “Creative Suitcase” and 10695 “Creative Building Box” compatible?

I just wanted to be sure if these two sets 10682 and 10695 are compatible.
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What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?

After a 20 year hiatus I picked up LEGO again as a hobby. I've been into the Trains lately and need bricks. I found a couple places to pick them up but they all suck for various reasons. The first was ...
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1answer
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Is there a site where I can put in a set of individual lego bricks (by part ID) and get an optimized list of stores to buy (to minimize shipping)

I'm new to this site, so please forgive me if this is a duplicate. Background story I got my 6 years old the Lego City Arctic largest set, and then realized he had previously had 2 other arctic ...
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Is it safe to wash LEGO pieces in the dishwasher?

I've heard from a lot of people that LEGO can be washed in the dishwasher, but I'm concerned about warping, losing stickers, wearing off of painted pieces, etc. Is it safe to actually wash them in the ...
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How much does an average LEGO brick cost to produce?

I know that LEGO bricks approximately sell for 10 cents per piece but what does it cost to make an average brick?
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1answer
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I need a block that can combine a movement program with NXTbee radio

I am a student. I am working on a science project using LEGO Mindstorms robots enhanced with NXTbees creating a mesh network. My engineering mentor has me using LabVIEW. I am trying to find a block ...
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MRDS & RCX Support?

What is the last version of the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio that supports the RCX? The Wikipedia link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Robotics_Developer_Studio) indicates RCX was ...
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Dimensions for EV3pieces

I need to know the dimensions of the EV3 pieces for a school project (in mm). Does anyone know?
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How many, and what the names are of all the countries that buy, sell, make, and assemble LEGO? [duplicate]

I'm doing a world geography project over the globalization of LEGO. Eventually I will put everything on a poster. I already know that Billund in Denmark is where they were first made, also Hungary, ...
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1answer
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Can Mindstorms EV3 communicate using protocol 802.15.4?

My aim is to make the robot communicate using protocol 802.15.4 through a USB dongle 802.15.4 over 6LoWPAN. The robot has to be able to get information from TelosB. I wonder whether this possibility ...
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How can the 12v Train 7823 Container Depot be used to load container ships as per Lego Catalogue

As I kid I was always confused by the description of the 7823 Container Depot in the Lego Catalogues: ..."The crane can be raised so container ships can be loaded." An example can be seen in ...
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1answer
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Bluetooth communication between computer and nxt using RobotC

I'm thinking starting a project involving controlling the movement of a NXT robot from the PC using RobotC. Is it possible? Does anyone have a simple code solution?
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4answers
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Lego remote controlled cargo train not working

I've helped my son put together the Cargo Train set (60052) but now we can't get the remote control to work. It all looks like it's been assembled correctly with new batteries put in, but it doesn't ...
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2answers
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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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What is the easiest way to sell Lego sets for a good price?

I have a HUGE collection of LEGO sets that I want to sell. Ebay is too cheap and Craigslist takes too long. Is there an easier and faster way to get some good money?
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1answer
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How did the LEGO 7862 Remote Controlled Decoupling and Signal work?

I've never seen this set in person, although it appears occasionally in 12V Lego train system images. I've never seen it used, or described. How did the LEGO 7862 Remote Controlled Decoupling and ...
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2answers
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Inverting motor's rotation

I've designed a robot with two motors. It works as follows: The first motor is attached to the the person's arm, the second motor receives the calculated movement and moves accordingly. When the ...
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Will playing with a 12V train motor by hand damage it?

This question is similar to one for PF motors. The 12V motor bogie has considerably more resistance than does the newer PF bogie motor, which may be moved very easily when not operating. So, if one ...
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Will playing with a PF train motor by hand damage it?

If one pushes a PF-motorized train by hand, will it cause damage to the motor, or any of the other parts (IR Receiver, Battery box)? It is essentially working as a generator when turned by hand, so ...
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1answer
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Mindstorms Vision Command - what shall I do with it?

I have a Vision Command camera, bricks and book, still boxed with instructions and a W98 coaster, er I mean CD, and was about to donate it to a charity shop but it seems there's no 64 bit driver for ...
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1answer
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Using the NBR 1036 Barometer with the EV3

I just purchased the HiTechnic Barometer from LEGO, thinking the Block was available for the EV3. Theory says that I can use NXT Block in the EV3. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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1answer
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Slow down the mindstorms EV3 motor so target position is not overshot

I have Debian jesse installed on a mindstorms EV3 and I'm using the ev3.lego library: https://github.com/topikachu/python-ev3 I want to be able to slow down the motor as it reaches its target ...
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1answer
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Where did these small tan bricks come from?

I was going through an old box of LEGO bricks from the 70's and 80's and I found a number of small bricks that appear to be about 2/3 size. They have the LEGO logo, and appear to be the official tan ...
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1answer
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Control two Lego NXTs with an Arduino

I'm new here and also very noob with the Arduino. I have a basic knowledge in Java and some more in C# so code isn't a problem. I can learn it easily. I have a project assigned. I would like to know ...
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How to remember initial position of a robot and return to it

I have an EV3 robot with motors, like a car, that can move forward/backward and left/right and have some sensors attached. I want it to remember its initial position by remembering all the movements ...
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Programming LEGO robot Mindstorms EV3 with LabVIEW [closed]

Could you help me or send me tutorials to program my EV3 robot with LabVIEW? I'm building an obstacle detector. The obstacle is a colored wall (I suppose that I must use the color sensor) which ...
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3answers
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How many flexible tracks does it take to make a complete oval?

I have couple of straight tracks, no curved tracks, so the only option now from me is to buy the new 7499 straight + flexible tracks. Therefore: How many boxes of 7499 tracks do I need to make a ...
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2answers
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Can I repair a broken LEGO brick with glue?

I have a dump truck hinge piece that snapped in half when it got bent backwards too hard. Is there a type of glue that would be appropriate to repair the piece? Would superglue be a good choice? ...
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1answer
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Mindstorms EV3 PC application won't load

Installed Mindstorms EV3 application on MS Windows 7 Home Premium v6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) and I keep getting the same error message when launching. A white window pops up with the ...
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1answer
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How can I build a Lego rubik's cube?

How can I build a LEGO Rubik's cube, I have 2 of them, and I've built them several times, but how can I build a LEGO Rubik's cube.
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1answer
139 views

Where does this green plane fuselage piece come from?

It has the year 2005 on it and the number 22988 I think. Anyone know what it is?
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2answers
210 views

What is the purpose of this plate with door rail?

I'm looking at the this piece: Is this piece some kind of a track on which you can build stuff that slides? I see it in sets as a decorative piece from time to time. What does "door rail" even ...
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1answer
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On what plane is 7292 Propellor Adventures based?

The set 7292, Propeller Adventures, features a twin engine airplane. It looks a bit like the de Havilland Mosquito, but not quite. On what plane, if any, is it based?
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1answer
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How can I rotate an EV3 motor an exact number of degrees using RobotC?

I'm trying to rotate the motor of an EV3 by an angle of 50°. I can't. How I can rotate a NXT/EV3 motor by a given angle using RobotC?
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Mindstorms Software Versions

Here is what I have: Site licences for Mindstorms Software 1.0 (NXT) and EV3. An upgrade to Version 2.0 for the NXT 9 NXT kits 4 EV3 kits 2 Renewable Energy Kits and Temperature sensors My ...
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LEGO Brick Color Palette [duplicate]

Have any new brick colors come out recently? I haven't seen many diverse colors and was wondering if there is still an expanding palette for the bricks being produced.
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Which buildings were based on sets in the LEGO Island video game?

The Wikipedia article for Lego Island mentions 'Most of these buildings are based on real Lego sets in circulation at the time of release for the game.' I haven't played the game in a long time but ...
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1answer
135 views

EV3 RMIregulatedMotor Regulation Problems

I have problem with regulation of the motor when I control EV3 with Bluetooth. Here is the code: RemoteEV3 ev3 = new RemoteEV3("10.0.1.1"); ev3.setDefault(); RMIRegulatedMotor leftMotor = ...
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1answer
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What brick is this? 1x2 with holes in the short sides

This is my first time doing something like this, so here goes. this is a 1x2 blue brick, worn from being in my bins with holes on each end: Through a hole, you get this view of what you see in ...
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Official Lego charity programs

Many consumer-oriented corporations have official charity programs where products or money are donated to deserving causes. I was wondering if The Lego Group has any such programs --- and if so, where ...

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