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Connecting EV3 to Mac over Bluetooth without Lego Mindstorms software

I am trying to connect the EV3 brick over Bluetooth to a Mac so I can use direct commands to send bytecodes. However, the Bluetooth connection remains active only through the Lego Mindstorms ...
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Where can I find LEGO Doctor Who sunglasses and guitar?

Where can I find LEGO minifigure sunglasses in black and a rock band guitar for the new Doctor Who set? I have searched on ebay and LEGO.com.
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How can I wirelessly connect the NXT and an iOS device?

I've seen videos around YouTube (like this one for a car) that show an ability to control a Mindstorms set via iOS (either iPhone or iPod Touch). I am just getting started with Mindstorms, but find ...
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how to assign values for 2d array in bricxCC?

I use BricxCC to program my NXT robot, and the problem is that I can't figure out how to assign value to 2d array unit after array was initialized. the code looks like this: int map[8][11]= { ...
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Why are there some extra letters on lego Car License Plates?

Most of the car in Lego City have a sticker license plate. The number on a license plate is corresponding to the Lego Set number. But what about these extra letter there? Is it just to add more ...
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How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?

I'd like to know how I can create computer imagery of my own models or existing models. How can we do photographic quality or cartoon like images?
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How much tension can I expect to get out of a lego chain before it starts to give away?

Assuming I am using the technic chain links to make a chain, how much force can I expect to be able to get out of the chain before it breaks? Suppose I am using a 16t gear to directly drive a 24t ...
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Identification for harness/hose/pipe + wings

I'm still trying to follow the instructions mentioned in my last question, and I came upon this image: . Does anybody know what piece/pieces that/those are on the right? (I know the # for the ...
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EV3 Error and VM Program Instruction Break

I'm making a program which is very complex and large but it does not contain any Arrays in it. Weird thing is, last night it worked fine but today when I downloaded the exactly same thing into the EV3 ...
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EV3 - At what time DIRECT_REPLY is sent by brick?

For example: I've sent DIRECT_COMMAND_REPLY to rotate the motor for 720 deg. When EV3 brick should send reply: before motor finished rotation (right after my command was received) or after motor ...
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How to use Power Functions with Mindstorms EV3?

Having learned that Mindstorms EV3 doesn't work directly with Power Functions, Q: Can you use Power Functions motors with the EV3 programmable brick? A: No, the connector does not match. I ...
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Is there a step-by-step guide to extracting a parts list from LDD to bricklink?

I'd like to build a model I have in LDD, but i don't know how to get my parts list (I exported BOM) into bricklink. I know there is rebrickable, but I don't see an option to import either .lxf or ...
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Identification for Hinge-like Piece

I'm trying to follow building instructions on Brickshelf, but I'm having some trouble finding the piece on the right in this photo: . Anyone know what it is?
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Is this piece some kind of rare/modified 200?

I have this piece which vaguely resembles 200, Technic Rack Winder Axle (Rebricked) but one end is different. It is 5 studs long, axle is 1 stud long, the gear lies between 3rd and 4th stud and the ...
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Emmet's couch model in official sets different than the movie?

Lego's official building instructions for The Sea Cow set include building instructions for building Emmet's couch from The Lego Movie. Are there differences between this model and the one actually ...
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How many copies of each set is produced?

Is there any way to find out how many copies of a set were produced? I would like to know how rare some of my older sets actually are.
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I have a series 14 Sasquatch (Square Foot) missing facial paint, is it normal?

Hi I have the camera holding Sasquatch but he does not have the black eyebrows and muzzle. The eyes and teeth are there but the rest is just brown.
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1answer
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NXT2 motors limitation?

We are extending famous Dave Parker's nxtprograms.com 2 Touch Remote I have added 2 extra "threads" - one to control 3rd motor (which is a frontal "claw") and another one to use 4th touch sensor to ...
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How can I build a LEGO marble pump?

All right, here's a tough one for ya'll. How can I built a marble pump out of LEGO bricks? What would the mechanism which pushes the marbles up need to look like? Here's an example in this video: ...
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What are the differences between the two available pizza elements?

In the "Buy pieces" section of the Lego website, I looked up the pizza element. It turns out there are actually two of them! Element 6102555 costs $0.41/piece and 81867 costs $0.37/piece, but they ...
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Can I find parts list for single fire truck in a fire station set?

I'm trying to find the partlist for the biggest firetruck in the 7208 Fire Station. Is there a page that contains lists for each car in a set?
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Can Lego Duplo and Lego Junior sets compatible? Can the pieces be mixed together from the different sets? [duplicate]

Are Lego Duplo and Lego Junior sets compatible? Can the pieces be mixed together from the different sets and all be played with together?
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Which hand is this minifigure extending normally?

I remember more than one argument with a friend over which way LEGO minifigures' hands should be oriented to be correct (with the thumb pointed upward/inward, like a human hand's neutral position). ...
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What pieces are prone to breaking?

I've had a few pieces break over the years, which was a real bummer as I was not expecting them to. What are some commonly used pieces that are prone to breaking? Pieces that should be handled ...
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1answer
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How can I connect CCBS parts to plain LEGO system?

Can anyone explain how the front shoulder was built in this MOC? Are there bricks that allow easy connections between CCBS and plain System?
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1answer
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8034 softwer RIS 2.0 - how to work it under ubuntu 14.04?

can I get to work RCX2.0 softwer RIS2.0 under ubuntu 14.04? I've installed it under wine, but the graphics of my notebook was to high for it, and the next phase of installation - the looking for the ...
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How to help a yellowed brick with a sticker?

My parents recently finally decided they can return me my childhood toys with 1990s Technic sets including the 8880 Super Car. All other sets were in boxes, but this one spent the last 15+ years ...
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LDD not rendering

I've dug out the LDD application I found on an older hard drive. It seems however, that it has problems rendering the bricks and models: I am running LDD 4.3.8 on Windows7 Ultimate (64Bit) with ...
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1answer
203 views

Where does these knock-off LEGO's come from?

These are some of the non-LEGO pieces I had in my LEGO collection when I was a child, and I was told they were old LEGOs, but any site on the history of LEGO completely fail to show anything like ...
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Where can I get threads compatible with LEGO pulleys?

Have LEGO threads ever been produced? Even the biggest LEGO rubber band is too short to meet my requirements. I need them for this year's WRO challenge. Note that the challenge only allows Lego ...
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1answer
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How many parts were in Advent calendars of yore?

Is there any convenient way to find out how many pieces were in previous years' Advent calendars? I looked through a dozen calendars on bricklink and most of them do not include the part count in the ...
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1answer
111 views

Sizesorting machine

I am quite new to LEGO Mindstorms, and can't seem to wrap my head around this one. I am making a size sorting machine, sorting brick sizes depending on the time they take to pass the lightsensor. So ...
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2answers
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I can't figure out which lego model these doors came from

I've been searching for 5 days, but I can't figure out or find this type of door. I am sure it's from year 2000 upwards because I bought this from a mother whose child is all grown up, thank you ...
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1answer
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Rat Rod Semi Set

I'm looking for a set that I saw at a Walmart in Washington. Unfortunately, I was going to buy it as a Christmas gift for my husband but he was with me so I didn't buy it right then. We came back ...
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1answer
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Cannot add instruction tiles to EV3 brick program.

I was using the EV3 brick program software included in the ev3 Brick and I can no longer add instructions. I think I've reached the max length. Is there a way around this? Can I run a second program ...
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How does the LEGO Group transport its products? Can LEGO bricks be recycled? [closed]

1. Hello, I am doing research on LEGO for a school project. I want to know where are the LEGO factories? How do the LEGO products get from factories to the stores around the world? What shipping ...
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4answers
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Every time Robot is launched (without changing the code) it is not following the exact path

I'm working on FLL mission and every time our team launches the robot (without changing the program, and we are making sure that it is starting from same location every time) it is not following the ...
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What are the best options for building a LEGO RC car?

I would like to build a remote controlled car. And if someone already has a good solution for that I would be glad to try it. It's been a while since I had the time and material to build some LEGO ...
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1answer
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`Middle Size Lego Bricks [duplicate]

`Can you settle an argument? I can only find 2 sizes of bricks, Duplo and Classic. My friend swears there is a middle size of Bricks. Help us settle this or we may come to blows.
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1answer
150 views

Lego Custom One Piece

Does anyone know where I can find custom Lego figures or MOCs of the One Piece Manga/Anime, preferably made using authentic Lego elements?
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0answers
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Lego EV3 running LEJOS with RESTful services

Am running LEJOS OS on my EV3 and trying to add REST APIs so that it can connect to a web application on cloud/containers. The main goal is that, Java web application( REST Client) should send ...
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8answers
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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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3answers
776 views

Is there a microphone that works with Mindstorms EV3?

I'm planning to program my EV3 robot to do voice chat over VOIP using ev3dev and a Debian program. Is this possible? Are there microphones known to work with EV3, and has anyone had experience using ...
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1answer
671 views

Connecting to NXT Brick via Processing over Bluetooth

I am attempting to control my NXT model via the Processing programming language rather than the provided language based on LabView. When I can establish a connection over Bluetooth, this works rather ...
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1answer
408 views

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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6answers
2k views

Set missing all the Minifigures and a few other parts

When I got the Quinjet set, I dug through every bag but the manufacturers forgot a few pieces and my set didn't have any minifigures. How can I get the missing minifigures and the parts I'm missing?
6
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1answer
292 views

How do I know if this wooden LEGO duck is real?

I bought this wooden duck and I am wondering if this is a real LEGO item.
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8answers
915 views

What will happen if I submerge LEGO in water?

I'm thinking of using real water in my LEGO City and putting the Atlantis and deep sea exploration sets at the bottom of the tub of water, but I don't know what will happen to LEGO when put in water. ...
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2answers
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EV3 parallel MyBlocks, but only one working

TL;DR = Is there any obvious reason why a MyBlock, added twice in parallel to a program, will only run one of them? In my EV3-G program, I have a MyBlock which uses the Proximity Heading to control ...

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