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What are the various LEGO motors that have been produced over the years?

RCX, NXT, WeDO, EV3, Technic etc. How many different motors have been released over the years??
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2answers
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Is this Lego original?

I found this lego piece in a second-hand Lego stock. I have never seen a brick like this, and I can't even find the LEGO write on it. Is this Lego brick original, maybe vintage or some kind of ...
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4answers
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Is there a LEGO podcast?

I have tried to find a podcast about LEGO but haven't found any currently active. There seems to be some old ones out there with a couple of episodes, but nothing new that I could find. Anyone knows ...
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1answer
81 views

How can I extract part id or design id from a photo?

Is there any software/site that tells me which LEGO parts exist in a photo? I would love to get a csv of parts from a photo.
3
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1answer
264 views

Lego Micropolis tutorials?

I love the Micropolis cities (http://twinlug.com/micropolis-micro-city-standard/) and would like to try to build something myself. Does anyone know good resources for learning to build according to ...
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2answers
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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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EV3 Programme won't load to brick

I have installed EV3 on my PC and am trying to load a program into an NXT 1 Brick. When I click the down load button on the EV3 screen the Brick beeps twice and the program does not load. What am I ...
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1answer
356 views

Duplo Train Thomas? [closed]

Anyone know if Lego will make new Thomas And Friend Duplo? The first sets were from 2005-2009 and I can't find any information about the future of this licences
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212 views

What is the best way to store LEGO rubber tires?

Should they be stored with or without rims inside? Or should they be kept away from plastic for long term storage?
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1answer
99 views

Difference between gyro sensor and compass sensor

Does the HiTechnic compass perform the same function as the gyro sensor? I have been trying to find out the difference.
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0answers
57 views

Asking questions about lego [closed]

I'm looking for someone to answer a few questions for me so I can do a school project. It would be helpful if someone would answer my questions on yahoo.com Thanks if you do it.
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1answer
57 views

What year did the minicon “micro BrickCon” first appear at “BrickCon”?

It seems like minicons (a minicon is a Lego display consisting of minilander figures looking at miniland scale tables populated by microscale MOCs) are popping up everywhere lately. The last known ...
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0answers
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Questions about the company [closed]

I would like someone to answer a lot of questions for a school project that i'm doing, if you can get someone to answer all these questions that'd be great. What work ethic, qualities and ...
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2answers
442 views

How do I make a remote control car without LEGO motors?

I have no LEGO motors In my collection, what are some household materials I can use?
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0answers
51 views

How do you display EV3-G images properly on an NXT screen? [closed]

When I use the EV3 programming software to put an image on the screen of an nxt, it cuts off 3/4 of the image. How can I stop this from happening?
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1answer
250 views

Please help me identifying these spaceship parts - big sloping ring

Which lego set do these parts belong, I have a full box of random pieces, and I wish to build something starting from this. Thanks
3
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2answers
193 views

Bulk LEGO as presents

I've bought a couple of bulk LEGO bundles with the idea of gathering up the identifiable sets, printing out the instructions (via BrickSet or similar) and then giving them as presents to my kids over ...
2
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1answer
211 views

Hanging template for Large Minifig Case

I've been happy to see LEGO came out with a way to display the myriad of minifigs out there: And I was also very happy to find that I can hang these on the wall with the convenient eyelets on the ...
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3answers
2k views

What are the inspirational resources for building with Duplo?

I am interested in knowing what are the inspirational resources for building with Duplo, so I can spend more quality time with them. For example have Lego ever released Duplo building instructions ...
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8answers
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What is considered the most valuable LEGO set?

Which Lego set is considered to be the most valuable set to own? I'm not talking about the most expensive set, and clearly it has to be out of production already, but when trying to collect complete ...
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1answer
90 views

Is there a way to buy a customized minifig?

I have a design I want to replicate into a minifig. I also want to add additional accessories to it (i.e. a calculator and glass beaker). Is there a place I can order online to get this done? Is there ...
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3answers
782 views

How should I store unused stickers?

What is the best way to store stickers for future use? I have some unused LEGO sticker sets in plastic bags. The one on top in the bag has become brittle and is flaking.
4
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1answer
176 views

Can you ID this part?

I am trying to id the three grey bars on the left-hand side of the image. Any ideas? Many thanks.
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1answer
446 views

Does soaking Lego pieces in isopropyl alcohol discolor or otherwise damage them?

I need to clean my Lego including minifigures, printed pieces and cloth pieces from smoke (apartment fire). I have found that soaking the pieces in isopropyl alcohol removes the smell, but am I ...
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0answers
90 views

What are the steps in installing the EV3 block developer Kit?

I've downloaded the block developer kit. How do I incorporated into my Mindstorms software?
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0answers
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Unable to turn on the EV3

I just can not turn on the EV3 with SD card.I only turned on it twice. The EV3 stops at [-leJOS EV3] UI,and don not go to the next step. I charged the battery,reinstalled the software inside of SD ...
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3answers
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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 ...
2
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2answers
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RCX 2.0 Firmware downloaded successfully but “Run” does nothing

I recently was able to install RIS 2.0 for the first time since I just got a 32bit Windows 7 machine, I got the IR tower to download the firmware to the RCX 2.0 and it showed exactly the same screens ...
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2answers
207 views

Is there a good way to buy molded LEGO boxes?

I'm considering some new storage options, and there are some official LEGO boxes that I'd like to use as they already fit in my existing shelving system. The following sets contain the boxes that I'd ...
2
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2answers
193 views

Identify age of parts from yard sale

I purchased a box of LEGO bricks from a yard sale. Some of the 1x6 bricks are hollow with 2 small slants in them. Other 4x6 plates are very thin with square holes in the bottom. It also came with ...
3
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1answer
133 views

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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3answers
797 views

What are the female parts called?

What is the proper term for the "female" section of the piece that the "studs" insert into? I have heard "pipes", "tubes", "underbits". Is there an actual term for the female section?
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2answers
266 views

What about these old houses?

I recently inherited two old lego-buildings. Unfortunately I have virtually no information about the history of them other that they been part of the inventory of an old hardware store closed a decade ...
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1answer
237 views

“file error!” appears on nxt why?

I tried to upload this program to my NXT, but for some reason I am not able to run it properly as it terminated with the message file error!. No idea why. I am trying to read a .txt file into a char ...
3
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1answer
60 views

fgetc() moves pointer one step forward

I have opened a file using handle = fopen("rw.txt"). The file consist of 3 values which is separated with spaces ex: 12 23 34 using isspace(fgetc(handle)) Problem here is that fgetc() increments ...
2
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1answer
115 views

I need help Identifing this set by the picture

I have a blurry picture of a set I found at a LEGO fair, and I would like to know what it is: Thank you.
3
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2answers
163 views

Need help identifying this set

These came in a clear bag labeled with the number 2. Dated 2011. Thanks in advance!
3
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1answer
192 views

Overview of Engineering Principles incorporated in Technic LEGO sets

I run an after-school technology education program and want to expose kids to real-life engineering by means of having them build commercially available Technic kits which we then deconstruct and ...
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1answer
274 views

Linear Actuator of the boom of 42006 jams

I just built a 42006 excavator, and the Linear Actuator jams such that it can't be rotated. I think that the overly sharp angle of the u-joint at the top of the boom is the reason. Is there a ...
2
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2answers
109 views

Gibberish Sound Effect

I am now creating my first LEGO stop motion animation with sound effects. I do not want to use a specific language for them speaking. Instead, I am using subtitles. For the talking sound effect, I ...
2
votes
1answer
191 views

Can you use a beveled gear as a pinion?

I would like to use the PF servo motor for steering, however it is very large - I was playing with the idea of having it mounted vertically, and then using bevel gears to change the direction of the ...
11
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1answer
532 views

Trains overview image

I'm looking for an overview image of all trains ever released by LEGO. With trains I mean train sets containing locomotives and wagons that run on train tracks. There is a beautiful image from Jeroen ...
3
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
170 views

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 ...
4
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1answer
144 views

Any issues with this non-standard gear combination of 12t gears?

I don't see any "accepted" gear ratios for a stud-less direct-diagonal gear combination on sariel's excellent gear coupler but by shifting 12t gears such that they mesh off-center, it seems to work ...
3
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2answers
243 views

At what voltage do the c1 and c2 lines run at when controlling a lego servo motor?

related: how to control a servo motor from a raspberry pi The raspberry Pi normally outputs 3.3 V signals from it's pins, however there are logic level converters for interfacing with higher-voltage ...
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5answers
8k views

LEGO brick competitors?

I'm trying to find all the competitors to LEGO. I know there is MegaBloks. What are some more? The base idea is that they should be bricks and they need to connect to each other like LEGO. However, ...
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0answers
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After adding a MyBlock icon to the EV3 palette of MyBlock icons, how can the new icon be associated to an existing MyBlock?

After following the advice given in adding a MyBlock icon to the EV3 palette, can the icon be associated to an existing MyBlock? Something better than copy/paste the contents of the existing MyBlock ...
2
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1answer
113 views

Large blue windscreen with shuttle decal

Can someone help me identify this part, I got it in a bulk lot and want to know what sets are in there.
8
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4answers
7k views

RCX firmware download problem

I hope someone can help me with a problem with getting an original RCX 1.0 system working with a current PC. I bought the RCX 1.0 system back in (I think) 2000 but its been in storage a long time. In ...

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