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Direct control of EV3

I need to control a car with an EV3 brick. I want to control it remotely. The trouble is, I'm using an education set so I don't have the remote. What means of controlling it remotely could I use? I ...
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Trouble with Commander app: Using buttons to control motors

I'm having trouble with the Commander app for Android. I've put an EV3 into set 8448. I'm using one of the large motors for propulsion and a medium motor for rack and pinion steering. I don't have the ...
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How to program light sensor to follow moving light using NXT

Cannot figure out how to simply program Lego Mindstorm NXT robot to follow another moving robot that has a bright LED light attached to it. Currently my programme looks like this:
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Trying to get a modified traffic signal challenge worked out

The challenge is for a robot to go around the perimeter of a rectangular field and execute 90 degree turns when it gets within 4.5 inches of a wall. Simultaneously, if the bot encounters a red flag, ...
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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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Help identifying a black round piece with three rings

I'm on a personal project to document the brick list for building every one of Chris Deck's Star Wars miniatures (http://sw.deckdesigns.de/minis.htm), and I'm unable to find in the Lego catalogue or ...
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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
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Looking for a Basic Lego set with mostly large bricks

I am looking to buy my son his first set of LEGO bricks (because my mom will not give me my old ones!!!). Most of the 650ish piece sets I have looked at contain a large amount of 1x2, 2x2, etc. I am ...
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Index of the City sets by category

I'm running trough bricklink, peeron and brickowl, but I can't find a "good" (I mean 'fitting my idea') index to browse across city sets. Is there a kind of list like vehicle cars trucks planes ...
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Are coloured bricks used by Set Designers recycled to make black bricks?

I heard on a podcast of the Adam Savage Project that the master builders (designers of 'sets' of LEGO) are allowed to use as many blocks as they need to design a certain set. All of the bricks they ...
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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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How can I tell which LEGO minifigure I found?

I found a mini-figure on the the ground by a recycling bin. I want to figure out what set/collection he belongs to but can't find anything other than how to tell what you're getting in a blind bag. ...
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How can I prevent my train from derailing?

I have motorized the Constitution Chase train by putting a PF train motor into the coal car. I disassembled the rest of the cars, down to the car bed, and let my kids build whatever train cars they ...
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How to close color Sensor properly?

I want to get data from the color sensor with Bluetooth. I can get data but when the program terminates, the color sensor dose not close even though I call function close() on the color sensor. The ...
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Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?

I was going over LEGO Power Functions train motors, and I was not satisfied with the speed. Speed seven is fast enough to derail the train on the curve, but not fast enough realistically. I am ...
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How do I make my logo/mascot into a custom LEGO model?

I operate an Indoor Playground & Cafe and would love to find out how to make my mascot/logo into a 4' custom LEGO sculpture. Any assistance appreciated! A bit of looking indicates that LDD will ...
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Can anyone identify these Bionicle sets?

Can anyone identify these Lego pieces? They were given to us in a bin of toys, and we cannot identify them. We know they're Lego, and have a 2002 date on them.
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Is it possible to create your own wheel?

After my other question, i pretty much have a bicycle design all planned. My problem now is with wheels. None of my LEGO wheels are big enough to work on a bike. And, the biggest ones are all pretty ...
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Unlimited engine option does not work

I work in a school and all my Lego NXT bricks have the same problem. Unlimited choice in the activation time engine does not work. The other functions (rotation, and second degree) are going well. So ...
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Lego EV3 - sending direct commands over RFCOMM Channel (Objective-C, Xcode)

I successfully open RFCOMM Channel to Lego EV3 brick with code: IOBluetoothDevice *device = [IOBluetoothDevice deviceWithAddressString:@"xxxxxxxxxxxx"]; IOBluetoothRFCOMMChannel *rfCommChannel; ...
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LEGO TECHNIC CyberMaster Software

I come again to ask a favor. Can someone share the installation CD in English of LT 8482 CyberMaster or where can I download the software in English??
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software for lego nxt 8527 [duplicate]

where can I get an updated software version for my lego nxt 8527? I bought my lego nxt some years ago and now that I want to use I can install the software on my current computer.
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Identifying Lego kits from unopened bags for library

I'm a librarian and we recently received one of the Junior Maker Lego kits that LEGO distributed to 15 libraries in each state. It's a wonderful kit and includes a lot of basic blocks along with many ...
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What kind of design is comparable to these programming concepts?

I understand this may sound like a weird question, but bear with me here, OK? I'm getting ready to teach some kids introductory computer programming. We're going to use Scratch, a drag-and-drop ...
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How many ways can six 8-peg lego blocks of six different colors be combined?

I have seen the number quoted as > 650 billion. The quote is from a Danish mathematician, Soren Ehlers. Intuitively, this does not seem correct to me. Any mathematicians/statisticians out there who ...
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NXT brick not executing programs correctly

I have an issue that I am hoping someone might be able to resolve: We're using Mindstorms in the classroom as part of a STEM program and have one NXT brick that wont execute programs correctly. The ...
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Gearing down a PF XL

I'm looking for the best way to gear down a Power Function XL. I need to achieve a very slow output RPM (less than 1-2 RPM). I've tried a 625:1 gear (trough 40:8 gear). Can someone link to a well ...
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Is it possible to edit a my block input parameter value?

I have created my blocks but want to change the input parameter to a negative. Is this possible or must all the myblocks be re-written?
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What are these bricks with filled interior and holes/tubes going through?

I recently bought at haul and found a bunch of these regular sized bricks. Can anyone identify the for me? They are 2x4 bricks, but with holes in the side of the bricks: From: ...
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What adhesive can bond LEGO bricks to metal?

The Scouts are making some Christmas decorations using LEGO, and we need to stick them on to some metal stands. Could anyone please advise the best glues and process (e.g. sanding, etc.) to join ...
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Lego EV3 doesn't respond to direct command

I tried to execute command (via bt) play tone: play_tone = '\x0F\x00\x00\x00\x80\x00\x00\x94\x01\x81\x02\x82\xE8\x03\x82\xE8\x03' # send commands to EV3 via bluetooth with ...
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Any way to create a gear+chain, like for a bike?

I would like to create a LEGO bike. I can imagine how most of it would work, but i'm stuck at the chain. I need a way for the turning pedals (at one spot) to cause the wheel (in the back) to spin ...
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Removable glue for LEGO models

I want to glue my 4-year-old's LEGO bricks, but I want to be able to remove the glue when he is older. What is the best glue to use that is removable and okay to use on LEGO bricks?
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What are the curve radii for the curved slope pieces?

Does anyone have a table with the curve radii for the curved slope pieces? If not, does anyone have a good idea for measuring a third point on the curve? Since I know the front and the back ...
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Is the LEGO Midstorms EV3 software compatible with OS X yosemite?

OS X Yosemite (10.10) was just released yesterday. I want to upgrade, but I am worried that the EV3 software will be incompatible. What should I do? A. Upgrade B. Stay on OS X Mavericks (10.9)
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Can I pitch an idea to LEGO?

How would I contact LEGO about an idea for some kits to be built and sold? I have designs for simple kits that I have built for my son that I think would be very popular.
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What are the largest LEGO® Power train sets available commercially?

What set(s) are the largest by number of pieces? These sets could be retired or existing. I am also curious what set(s) have the most rails pieces included.
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How make robot turning going straight?

I have been struggling with this function for a while. I want my robot to turn left until it detects black then turn right until it hits black again. Then, I will divide the angle in half and call ...
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Strain Gauge on Lego Bridge

I had an idea to teach my son (almost 4) about bridges and large structures from an engineering point of view. I thought that it would be cool to build a large bridge and put a strain gauge on it. One ...
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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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NXT shuts down USB on Mac after connecting motors

After successfully connecting our NXT to my Macbook Air and upgrading firmware to 1.31 we built our first robot. We plugged in the motors to ports A, B & C and now we get an Error stating that USB ...
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where can I find simple Lego ideas [closed]

I have just acquired a bunch of bricks and specialized bricks. Where could I get a lot of ideas? Anything to do with a city would be good. I have already tried the LEGO club.
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9v and Power Functions Hybrid?

I am building a train layout and I am running some of my track through a tunnel. I would like to know if I could hook up a 9v train motor at the opposite end of my train. The front will use Power ...
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Help identify mystery piece and set it could go to

More mystery parts from the bags of LEGO pieces we bought. I can't find a LEGO symbol on it. Is it a LEGO part or some other brand?
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Help identify this 70s or 80s lego space set

I bought some bags of LEGO bricks which appear to contain a 1970's space set in it. I want to find instructions to put it all back together.
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Is it possible to use a LEGO NXT ultrasonic sensor for a LEGO train crossing?

I was looking at LEGO NXT components, and I found the ultrasonic sensor. I was wondering that if I put off to the side of the track, the nose of my train would activate the sensor, thus operating the ...
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Train track switching using servo motor [duplicate]

My project requires using a servo motor for switching track. It needs to be automate switching points. Is this possible? What is the cheapest / easiest way of achieving this?
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Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”

I am trying to make a brick-built alternative to the swivelling door piece that's frequently used to provide secret entrances in castle sets. Example: this combination (images from Bricklink) The ...
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Faulty NXT Motor

I have a motor that prevents the program from running. It simply allows a few slow movements forward with stops in between. It seems very stiff to rotate manually. Any way I can repair this motor?
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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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