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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I make use of the full SD-card after installing ev3dev

After writing the image to the 8G microSD-card, initial setup of network and installation of git (with apt-get) I could not install anything else since I was out of diskspace. This confused me. But df ...
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I just purchased a used LEGO Studios set and had some extra pieces that don't belong

Can anyone tell me what set they might be from? backside:
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How to enter wifi-password on ev3dev?

After successfully installing ev3dev and getting the USB connection working I now want to get my wifi-dongle working (or rather connecting). The dongle is successfully found and my LAN is displayed. ...
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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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Chima Speedorz game — how to play?

Lego Chima Speedorz sets include cryptic instructions on how to play the game, but I'm unable to fully understand them. I'm looking for a comprehensive answer or guide that details the game rules.
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Identify brick with internal battery, light and sound

I just bought a bulk lot of second-hand bricks and found this odd one inside. It has a black panel on one side and when pressed it plays a screeching sound. Through the transparent purple top I can ...
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LEGO Technic Interface A

A few days ago, a friend offered me one set 9750 LEGO Technic Interface A with the Interface Card and Cable (IBM compatible) but without software. Can someone share the installation software (LEGO ...
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Where is this turban headpiece from?

Where is this turban headpiece from?
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What is the best way to create an authentic weatherboard wall?

I am working on a house where I want to create a weatherboard look for the outside walls. I'm not certain the best way to go about this. Currently I'm using the horizontal side of a 1x2 profile ...
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Brick labels to be printed

I am new to the LEGO "business". But I am building up my inventory, getting close to 100.000 pieces now, and before shooting off, I want to have my "system" organized. That also includes print off ...
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How to Download my orders from Bricklink

I know you can log in to Bricklink and download my orders as Excel or many other formats, but I am trying to do it programmatically. Does any one know how to do this though Powershell perhaps?
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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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Absolute Turning Motor in NXC

How can I turn my motor to 123 degrees, not for 123 degrees? I tried the PosRegSetAngle("output", "angle") command and didn't work. Documentation for PosRegSetAngle
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Is my Lego Star Wars “Jabba's Sail Barge” set a one of a kind?

Back in 2006 or 2007 I bought a Lego Star Wars "Jabba's Sail Barge" set. When I opened it and took out the instructions, it had an additional piece of paper. It showed that the piece 4299023 had been ...
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How do you eliminate the gap between castle doors?

I'm building a MOC castle and want to use a pair of 1x5x7 and 1/2 stockade doors. My problem: I can't get the doors to fit flush. Either there's a 1/8 to 1/4 inch gap between them, or they overlap. ...
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Software to help inventory set

Are there any software applications to help check the inventory of a lego set? Currently I load the set-up as a bricklink wanted list and then delete each part one by one until I have only the ...
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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 wheels are suitable for Power Functions M-Motor

I'm attempting to build a small self-propelled LEGO robot. Initially I was attempting to use some cheap DC hobby motors but I spent a lot of time trying to attach LEGO wheels to the motor's 3mm ...
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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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Does knolling help or is it just part of the fun?

When building a new set, many people knoll their LEGO bricks before beginning the assembly. My question is: Is there a actual advantage to knolling all the pieces or is it only a way to stretch the ...
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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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What is NXT-G number format?

We've been following this tutorial to connect a NXT 1.0 brick to a PC via Bluetooth. We've been able to set up the communication, send and receive data in ASCII format. However, whenever we try to ...
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Is there a list of giveaway sets from Toys R Us or other events?

Toys R Us frequently has giveaway sets called "Make and Take", where kids are invited to come in, build a set and then take it home for free. This is similar to the Lego Brand Retail store Monthly ...
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Do you use the plastic buckets for purposes other than organizing your bricks?

We have several bucket sets like #5560. Now that our collection is growing, it's becoming harder to find what we need in the buckets even though we have them sorted by color. Plus they are in a ...
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Can I identify the colour of objects 5mm in diamater with an EV3 Colour sensor?

My plan was to make a simple robot to sort beads like this:. Its the Hama Medium size beads, they have a diameter of 5mm so they are fairly small. After some testing, reading and asking here I figured ...
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Block Platform parameter is not instanciated

I used Simulink to write a program for LEGO Midstorms NXT. I can post the design if needed. The problem is that when I want to run it on hardware, it gives the following error: Lego mindstorms NXT ...
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What is this Lego piece - Yellow with handles and an octagonal section?

It clearly says Lego on it, but I have no idea what it is. The only number inside is 4-01.
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How to get good color readings from the color sensor?

What type of setup is needed to get good color readings from the Mindstorms EV3 color sensor: Shape of object? Size of object? Distance to object? Color of background?
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Need help identifying extra large Lego figure from 2003

I came across these LEGO figures at an estate sale and have had no luck trying to find out what they are called. They are much larger than a regular minifig but have a shaped foot plate to attach to ...
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How to import an unofficial parts archive into LDraw?

I recently created a basic EV3 robot in Lego Digital Designer and exported it as a LDraw file. When I opened the LDView file, the EV3 elements were missing. I then proceeded to download an unofficial ...
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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 would I make a decal for a 2x2 dome brick or a 2x2 round slope brick?

I am looking to make a decal for a custom droid using either the R5-series head or the regular dome R2/R3/R6/R7/R8 head. However, I do not know the process for creating droids. Does anybody know how?
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How large is the face of a 2x2 45º brick?

I am attempting to make a decal for a roof tile, sort of like the computer face on certain bricks of the type. However, as there appears to be no template, how large is the face of a 2x2 45º brick?
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NXT Motors curving to the right

The NXT motors have been curving to the right by about 10-20 degrees. We have checked the program, no curves. We have checked the wiring, but it is also plugged in fine.
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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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Tufts MAZE LabView Program Will Not Run on EV3

Through the 2012 LabVIEW for LEGO software package, I found an example of a maze from Tufts. I cannot get it to run on an EV3. It appears to just constantly execute the initialization. How can I ...

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