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How to fix the Gyro

Currently the gyro sensor connected to the EV3 brick doesn't really work. whenever the gyro is attempted to be used the robot will just sit and spin once it gets to where it needs to use the gyro. Any ...
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What part(s) can I use to connect modules at a 90 degree angle?

I'm looking for brainstorming! All ideas welcome. I have a design I'm working on which: is made of a bunch of identical modules fitting into a single framework has to allow the modules to "plug in" ...
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Why does display output affects motors?

I'm making a simple program with LEGO EV3 Education. It makes a little tank to follow a black line over a white-ish floor. Here it is: [] This works very smooth: it makes the tank follow the EDGE ...
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Bridge from just basic bricks?

I teach an after-school engineering class using LEGO bricks, one of our classes has the students build a bridge. Each student gets a custom set of about 150 2x4 bricks, about 300 2x2 bricks, and, if ...
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How many pneumatic actuators does one air tank support

For example, I want to use air tanks to supply pressure to up to 18 pneumatic actuators (19475c01), but I don't know how many air tanks I should buy to supply the air pressure required by all of them. ...
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Are Duplo gears compatible with Regular ones?

Can I make a transmission from Duplo gear (Early Simple Machines Set 9656) to regular-sized gear?
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Minimizing brick loss during play

Lego bricks are obviously made for playing---and should be played with. But, as a parent who strives to keep the set collection in order, it is not fun when bricks get lost after play and sets become ...
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What are the best sources of information for upcoming lego sets?

Lego sometimes offers me a "Lego Calendar" with upcoming events,sets, sales and coupons. Whether or not I get this calendar is hit/miss and it only notifies me of the next month's news. I've ...
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NXT (NXC) Programs are too slow

I am using Bricx Command Center to write some NXC code for a side project. I am working with the MindSqualls C# Library in Unity and am trying to figure out some ways to use the NXT robots in an ...
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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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Exact dimensions of studless Technic beams

I'm looking for the exact dimensions of the studless Technic beams. I found a number of answers for studded beams but there are some more aspects for the studless beams which are not covered. I'm ...
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Did Lego ever make bricks without the Lego logo?

While sorting my Lego collection I found bricks with two different fonts and many without a font at all. I also found Tyco and Mega Blocks bricks. So did Lego ever make blank bricks?
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What are the instructions for Lego bag 135149?

Can someone please help me find the instructions for Lego bag 135149? The bag says 2011 and has a propeller-type brick and a white helmet? Any clues what this is?
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Where does Saul's head come from at 0:12?

I'd like to build the same figure but I am unable to locate the head. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UajSKjQUDPE
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Lego model of USB socket?

I am looking to make a LEGO version of my laptop. Is there a LEGO brick or set of LEGO bricks that would form a USB socket?
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How can I get a replacement of LEGO NXT Green City Challenge Activity Pack CD-Rom?

I purchased the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Green City Challenge Pack on LEGO many years ago. Now, I wanted to use back this challenge pack, but I found that I've lost the CD Rom and the class that I am using ...
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BAFTA Bob the builder set value?

I have a boxed sealed LEGO set from 2002. I attended the Children's BAFTA dinner, with several celebrities. Each had an exclusive Bob the Builder set as a gift under their seat, which included a LEGO ...
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How to build a steerable remote-controlled vehicle with just 1 motor?

In WeDo 2.0 set there is only 1 motor, which can be remotely switched on and off by using the iPad app (by writing a Scratch program). Also motor rotating direction can be toggled remotely. As an ...
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Can you buy a large two sided brick?

Today I bought a baseplate, 10700. Sadly, the female connectors on the back are not "LEGO compatible"...you can't plug any LEGO bricks into them. I want to build a LEGO cart so dash can pull dot (a ...
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Alternative for Technic, Gear Rack 1 x 7 with Axle and Pin Holes?

We are trying to build a MOC which requires Technic, Gear Rack 1 x 7 with Axle and Pin Holes and we don't have that. Could we build it? Or are there any alternatives? FYI we do have Technic Gear ...
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Lego Mindstorm NXT memorise line followed (LeJos)

I made a line follower program with leJos, it works pretty well; and I want to take it to the next level: I want to make it remember the line it followed; works like this: follow the line till the ...
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Lego Friends lost instructions

Where do I find instructions for Lego Friends that my daughter has managed to lose but are also discontinued?
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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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What kind of plastic are LEGO bricks made of?

It’s rather obvious that Lego bricks are made from plastic, but there are many kinds of plastic. Is the recipe for LEGO bricks plastic secret?
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Can someone please help me ID these parts?

I'm trying to recreate this small creation, but don't have a parts list: Going from top down, here are my best guesses, but I'm not very good at this: 2654 (Black) Plate, Round 2 x 2 with Rounded ...
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How to make a conveyor belt with LEGO parts?

I am making a small robot with an Arduino and Technic LEGO powered by stepper motors. I am planning on moving small rocks throughout my machine. Does anyone have an idea of what kind of Technic LEGO ...
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Having trouble pushing 6.6L bar into pin connectors

I have a dilemma where I am trying to push a 6.6L bar(4095)through 3 stacked pin connectors(62462) that have 1 long pin(6558) and 2 pins (4459) inserted. The bar only goes in a little bit and then it ...
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Programming Mindstorms on a chromebook

I know there is no official way to program NXT/EV3 on a Chromebook. But a Chromebook can have Ubuntu installed via Crouton in developer mode. So, is there a relatively painless way to program ...
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El Capitan OS X and Nxt v2

I am running El Capitan OS x, and I have a nxt v2 brick. Is there anyway I use them together? The nxt installer crashes and the ev3 software will not update the firmware on the brick. Do I have any ...
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Please help me identify set

Please help me identify which sets these are from. I got a bag or LEGO and I think it is from multiple sets. Thank you!
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Don't know how to call this but

I want to make a program that does a few things in a random order: I have this so far: The problem here is... I have set the switch block with the random number block to 3 different programs to run. ...
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What is the name/number of this brick

I was wondering what this piece are? (the two gray tile like bricks)and what are their names since I want to order some online.
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Where does the left hobo's head come from at 0:18

I identified the right one (Emperor Palpatine), but I can't find the left one's head. Any help? Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=befr11mPESE
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How to determine orientation of a EV3 gripper?

I have built the EV3 Gripper using the manual. I am programming an ev3 brick using ev3dev. I need to determine the angle/direction/orientation of the robot programmatically, before I can issue a ...
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Please help me identify these Lego and Bionicle sets numbers

Lost many of the lego parts in a flood. I've put parts together using best guess so some pictures may represent more than one. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. ...
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Best way to manage Lego blocks [duplicate]

Maybe my question is not suitable for this forum, but I figure this is the place where people have the most experience, so, here goes. My 4 year old son loves to play with Lego and we encourage him. ...
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Is there a web resource available to browse LEGO Minifig head designs?

I am curious if there is a minifig browser or gallery that allows you to view and identify LEGO heads created over time? Ideally, this resource would also list the date the minifig head was first ...
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EV3 Brick Error Symbols?

I am currently developing an EV3 robot that sorts colored technic beams. However, the brick will only run part of the program and then generate a strange error code on the brick's screen. The error ...
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Advanced set for 5.5 years old

My son had great success building a lot of Lego models, including complex sets, such as the Family house set. And I want to meet him with an advanced model, that includes some gears and more ...
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Where are these minifigures from?

In this image there are two army guys guarding: But where were they bought? I'm curious to know where to get them myself. Reply to Zhaph's Answer: (I don't have enough reputation.) I'm well aware ...
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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 ...
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Help identify large white wheels

Have lots of mixed pieces that we bought second hand. We have come across very large white plastic solid wheels, resembles sand buggy wheels, but think they must be space related as they are white. ...
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What is the set number for these Star Wars parts?

We lost the majority of my sons lego collections in a flood. The attached pictures are all we have and need them identified for insurance. Would appreciate your help identifying the set number.
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Motorizing Hobby Train 10183

What are the PF motors available that will power the Hobby Train 10183? Moving out from 9v tracks, will the existing 10183 wheels fit any other tracks? Also, is there a difference between the PF ...
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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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Please help identify Star Wars set - I have some very specific wings

Please see attached pic, I reckon these are part of a Star Wars ship. Can anyone help me identify the set? Many thanks in advance, Michael.
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Can I safely dissassemble a 74569 motor (the old, fast 9v one)

I have an ancient 74569 motor: Unfortunately, it's broken: The shaft spins freely by hand, but when I connect power to it, it doesn't spin at all. I would like to see if I can just open it and ...
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How can I stop the LEGO Cargo train 60052 wheels from skidding on track?

I have the Cargo train 60052, it's only around a year old and lately I've found on starting it (on both straight and curved track pieces) it isn't moving, the wheels seem to skid on the tracks and I ...
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Loop not work, always enter in the same condition

I have a loop but always enter in the same condition, please see the picture.

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