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What are the differences between NiMH and Alkaline batteries for the EV3?

Currently I am using six rechargeable batteries for my Lego Mindstorms EV3. A few seconds after I start a motor the EV3 gives a notification that that the battery is low. I know that good batteries ...
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What is the difference between these two Technic half bushings?

While randomly browsing some LEGO sites, I came across a weird (to me anyway) looking bushing. Its part 4265c. Below is one of the images describing it and the left one I recognize, but the right one ...
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Is there a standard distribution of minifigs when you purchase an entire case?

The last couple of times I purchased a case of collectable minifigures, each one had three complete sets (16 x 3), plus an extra 12 remainder of random minifigs. My last case I ordered only had two ...
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EV3 turning in circles

New programmer feeling my way around. I set the most simple "steering block" to 25, the power to 50, and the number of motor rotations to 40 or 50. Then I let it run expecting the bot to go in a ...
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Where can I learn how to program an NXT using C#?

I've been toying around with my NXT 2.0 set for a few years now and I would like to learn how to program it using C# language. I have no experience in coding and I am definitely not a computer geek. ...
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Would LEGO use recycled plastic? [closed]

I have been studying the application of new recycling technologies because I am concerned with plastic pollution. I have thought of a way to apply new technology differently but the missing piece of ...
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1answer
71 views

How to read the EV3 display

Is there a users guide or something similar that describes in detail all the images that one sees on the display? There seems to be a lot of stuff there, but no explanation.
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118 views

Where can I identify this and get instructions? [closed]

My son tore open this bag and I am going crazy trying to figure it out!
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Large trap door - alternative to door with frame 4595708

I need to build a large trap door, the trap door 4x5 with frame 6x8 is too small for my model. Other doors/hinges seem to have too much resistance and the door doesn't fall by itself, it must be ...
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80 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.
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279 views

How much torque can a lego axle handle?

from to this question, it seems that the gears are stronger than the axles, which begs the question of how strong are the axles? if you connect one of the stronger motors, such as say the buggy motor: ...
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Does the value of Lego increase over a period of time?

I have a couple of exclusive Lego sets such as the 50th Anniversary set, 10184 Town Plan, as well as the Lego Harry Potter 10217 Diagon Alley set. I was wondering if these will increase in value into ...
2
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LEGO Mindstorms NXT - NXC compiler for OS X

I need an IDE for LEGO Mindstorms on my Mac, but I only found a few for Linux and Windows but not for Mac. I found NeXT Tools, but the newest version isn't compatible with Yosemite. If I execute it, ...
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1answer
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Basic bricks in Ninjago Spinners sets

Every Ninjago spinner set contains basic bricks of the same color: two 1X2 bricks and a 2x2 flat. See: http://brickset.com/sets?query=spinners What is the purpose for these bricks?
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How can I remove fast glue (Cyanoacrylate) from LEGO bricks? [duplicate]

I recently bought some second-hand LEGO bricks. Some of these bricks have quick glue on them. How can I get rid of the glue?
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Best way to match minifigs and tell what set they are from?

What is the best way to match minifig torsos, legs, heads? Is there a listing of all LEGO minifigures? I have a lot of minifigs with torsos and legs but have no idea which head goes with it. ...
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522 views

Strongest LEGO structure - (2) Floor

What is the strongest LEGO box structure? I am going to build a LEGO computer case. Different from Mike Schropp and greenyouse, I am planing to build an upright case. (This is a general "strongest ...
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3answers
369 views

Strongest LEGO structuce - (1) Pillars

What is the strongest LEGO structure? I am going to build a LEGO computer case. Different from Mike Schropp and greenyouse, I am planing to build an upright case. (This is a general "strongest LEGO ...
5
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1answer
847 views

How to build a limited slip differential?

Lego provides a couple of ways for building a differential, such as this: and also provides a limited-slip gear like this: ...
5
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217 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
241 views

What is this minifig?

Saw this on Facebook, what is this minifig? Some people say it is from Atlantis but I'm not so sure.
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3answers
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How do I move assembled LEGO sets?

How do I move large sets put together? We do not have the instructions or original box. We are moving from one home to another.
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1answer
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Is there a modern equivalent for windscreen piece 6152?

For a creation I'm building, I am using a white windscreen piece (part ID 6152). Looks like this piece was last produced in the late 1990's. Is there a modern equivalent that preserves this general ...
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Error “unable to open port” in LeJOS EV3 behavior programming

I'm writing a behavior based LeJOS EV3 program. I'm using two sensors: touch and ultrasonic. I'm using two large motors and one medium motor. I'm using a sample provider for the touch screen but not ...
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Creating electronic product which is compatible with Lego brick [closed]

Currently, my company has an idea to create the product to integrate with your Lego brick. So far, we found that there is a product at kickstarter, mcookie (Link: ...
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1answer
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usage of ev3 ultrasonic sensor in lejos behavior based programming

I'm using ev3 ultrasonic sensor. And I'm writing a behavior based lejos code. I want to do some tasks when the ultrasonic sensor detects an object which is not further than 30 cm's. And this is my ...
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2answers
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How to run two LEGO electric trains at the same time?

I have a LEGO city built with a train encircling it. The track is the classic style with metal railings running through it. I have a switch track as well that is connected to an NXT robot to switch ...
4
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1answer
161 views

Can anyone help id this partial build/set?

I found this partial set bagged at Savers, looked interesting. But searching thru peeron, I cannot figure out what set this might belong to. Is anybody familiar with what set this might be associated ...
3
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1answer
128 views

Is there a site where I can put in a set of individual lego bricks (by part ID) and get an optimized list of stores to buy (to minimize shipping)

I'm new to this site, so please forgive me if this is a duplicate. Background story I got my 6 years old the Lego City Arctic largest set, and then realized he had previously had 2 other arctic ...
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1answer
255 views

Are 10682 “Creative Suitcase” and 10695 “Creative Building Box” compatible?

I just wanted to be sure if these two sets 10682 and 10695 are compatible.
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115 views

LEGO manufacture/purchase statistics by country [duplicate]

I'm doing a world geography project over the globalization of LEGO. Eventually I will put everything on a poster. I already know that Billund in Denmark is where they were first made, also Hungary, ...
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1answer
243 views

How did the LEGO 7862 Remote Controlled Decoupling and Signal work?

I've never seen this set in person, although it appears occasionally in 12V Lego train system images. I've never seen it used, or described. How did the LEGO 7862 Remote Controlled Decoupling and ...
3
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1answer
114 views

Will playing with a 12V train motor by hand damage it?

This question is similar to one for PF motors. The 12V motor bogie has considerably more resistance than does the newer PF bogie motor, which may be moved very easily when not operating. So, if one ...
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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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1answer
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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?
2
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1answer
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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 ...
2
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1answer
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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 ...
2
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1answer
121 views

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 ...
2
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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 ...
2
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2answers
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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 ...
5
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1answer
214 views

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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518 views

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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1answer
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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 ...
3
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1answer
104 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
120 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
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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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143 views

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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