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Connection between two NXT bricks

It's possible send information from BrickNXT_A to BrickNXTB_B? For example I have a touch sensor connected with IN_1 of Brick_A and I want send the result of of sentor status (1 or 0) to the Brick_B. ...
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What is NXT-G number format?

We've been following this tutorial to connect a NXT 1.0 brick to a PC via Bluetooth. We've been able to set up the communication, send and receive data in ASCII format. However, whenever we try to ...
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Is there a list of giveaway sets from Toys R US or other events?

Toys R Us frequently has giveaway sets called "Make and Take", where kids are invited to come in, build a set and then take it home for free. This is similar to the Lego Brand Retail store Monthly ...
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Do you use the plastic buckets for purposes other than organizing your bricks?

We have several bucket sets like #5560. Now that our collection is growing, it's becoming harder to find what we need in the buckets even though we have them sorted by color. Plus they are in a rather ...
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Can I identify the colour of objects 5mm in diamater with an EV3 Colour sensor?

My plan was to make a simple robot to sort beads like this:. Its the Hama Medium size beads, they have a diameter of 5mm so they are fairly small. After some testing, reading and asking here I figured ...
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RGB To HSL Algorithm?

I saw much algorithms and formulas for converting RGB data to HSL but none successd. :( So can I get few algorithms/formulas for converting. Thanks! :)
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Block Platform parameter is not instanciated

I used Simulink to write the program for Lego Midstorm NXT, I can post the design later if needed, But for now, the problem is when I want to run it on hardware, it gives the following error: Lego ...
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Custom EV3 Block: “Unable to compile…” (“string subsection”)

I am attempting to make a custom block according to the EV3 Block Developer kit (found here). I was able to create a simple block that returns the length of a string. This is what it looks like: (The ...
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What is this Lego piece - Yellow with handles and an octagonal section?

It clearly says Lego on it, but I have no idea what it is. The only number inside is 4-01.
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How to find out which set contains a higher plate percentage?

I want to gather various types/colors of plates to do some mini model MOCs. How can I find out which set has the best plate percentage or price per plate pieces? I know there are a lot of ways to ...
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Lego remote controlled cargo train not working

I've helped my son put together the Cargo Train set (60052) but now we can't get the remote control to work. It all looks like it's been assembled correctly with new batteries put in, but it doesn't ...
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How to get good color readings from the color sensor?

What type of setup is needed to get good color readings from the Mindstorms EV3 color sensor: Shape of object? Size of object? Distance to object? Color of background?
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Creating a native EV3B block

I'm trying to create a native block for a hardware sensor. I've got it working pretty well, but can't get it to show up in the "port view" as anything but a sound sensor. I really need the live view ...
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How can I rotate an EV3 motor an exact number of degrees using RobotC?

I'm trying to rotate the motor of an EV3 by an angle of 50°. I can't. How I can rotate a NXT/EV3 motor by a given angle using RobotC?
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Need help identifying extra large Lego figure from 2003

I came across these LEGO figures at an estate sale and have had no luck trying to find out what they are called. They are much larger than a regular minifig but have a shaped foot plate to attach to ...
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What would be a simple trebuchet design at the Minifigure scale?

I would like to have a trebuchet design at the Minifigure scale and simple enough for kids 10+ to build. Note 1: The counter weight can be any non-LEGO heavy object. Note 2: On top of the standard ...
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Useful machines built with LEGO

I am looking for examples of useful machines built with LEGO (probably Technics, NXT etc.). There are many fun project examples and proofs of concept, such as a Rubik cube solver and a Turing machine. ...
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How would I make a decal for a 2x2 dome brick or a 2x2 round slope brick?

I am looking to make a decal for a custom droid using either the R5-series head or the regular dome R2/R3/R6/R7/R8 head. However, I do not know the process for creating droids. Does anybody know how?
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How to import an unofficial parts archive into LDraw?

I recently created a basic EV3 robot in Lego Digital Designer and exported it as a LDraw file. When I opened the LDView file, the EV3 elements were missing. I then proceeded to download an unofficial ...
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Dimensions of Mindstorms NXT pieces

I don't have access to my NXT boxes at the moment (they're stuck behind a wardrobe that won't get moved for a week or so) and I'm working on this project where I need to know the dimensions of the ...
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NXT Motors curving to the right

The NXT motors have been curving to the right by about 10-20 degrees. We have checked the program, no curves. We have checked the wiring, but it is also plugged in fine.
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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 large is the face of a 2x2 45º brick?

I am attempting to make a decal for a roof tile, sort of like the computer face on certain bricks of the type. However, as there appears to be no template, how large is the face of a 2x2 45º brick?
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What is the true angle of a cheese slope?

What is the true angle of a cheese slope? Bricklink lists it as "Slope 30 1 x 1 x 2/3" while LDraw and Peeron list it as "Slope Brick 31 1 x 1 x 2/3". Why do these sources disagree, and what is the ...
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Ev3 Programming Help (pseudocode) [closed]

I need to program an Ev3 robot and I am having a bit of trouble. The task is the following: my robot has to identify + count ALL of the number of red and blue duck tapes that are put on a flat ...
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My poor minifig's head is stuck in his helmet!

Recently I made a LEGO race car with a driver who wore a helmet. Unfortunately, after the race, I tried to take off his helmet and his head came off inside the helmet. Any suggestions about getting it ...
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Connect 39k3 powerpack to 417j3 motor

I'm new to lego. Trying to connect the powerpack 39k3 from 42009 Crane to a 417j3 motor. Is a 8528 Converter Cables for Mindstorms NXT the right cable? Is there a way to hack a phone connector ...
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Have Multiple Inputs to Programming Block

Originally, I had a simple program to move until the robot hit a wall, then it reversed and turned and moved again, repeated to infinity. It works by turning the motors on, waiting for input from the ...
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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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Tufts MAZE LabView Program Will Not Run on EV3

Through the 2012 LabVIEW for LEGO software package, I found an example of a maze from Tufts. I cannot get it to run on an EV3. It appears to just constantly execute the initialization. How can I ...
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Removing glue from Lego bricks

When I was five my Dad used some kind of a good glue to put together a set together so I didn't loose any pieces. Putting the ethics of that action aside, I want to split the bricks from another and ...
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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 ...
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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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Dimensions for ev3 pieces

I need to know the dimensions of the ev3 pieces for a school project (in mm). Does anyone know?
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Why are there only four elemental artefacts? [closed]

What I mean by this is that there are only 4 golden weapons (Fire, lightning, earth and ice), 4 elemental weapons (the same elements), 4 elemental forges (the same ones) 4 obsidian weapons (again!). ...
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What Lego set does this belong to?

I want to find which LEGO set this unusual piece belongs to. I have 10? I have a few sets from the late 1980's and the rest are from the 1990's. I have looked and looked. Hope you can help! It ...
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Is there a Technique or Algorithm for Building Spheres?

There are times when I would like to build a sphere or a dome like this one: From Small Lego Sphere Project While this example is great, I find it difficult to scale it to another size, whether ...
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RCX + java + usb-to-serial

I am trying to get an old RCX working with Lejos. I already have it working with NQC and BricxCC. While NCQ/BricxCC seems to recognize my usb-to-serial (which appears as "COM5" to the OS), the lejos ...
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Can I open my old NXT program files in the new EV3 software so I don't have to rewrite the entire program?

I would like to use or convert NXT-G 2.0 programs for use with the new EV3 software. Is there an easy way to convert them besides just building them from scratch in the EV3 environment?
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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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Lego RCX hardware schematic

Where can I find the hardware schematic for the Lego RCX brick? I spend a lot of time but unfortunately didn't find any useful information.
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Raw RGB data to Color?

Why doesn't my code work? It should convert raw RGB to HSL. R = rgbn[INPUT_RED]; G = rgbn[INPUT_GREEN]; B = rgbn[INPUT_BLUE]; var_R = ( R/255 ); var_G = ( G/255 ); var_B = ( B/255 ); float H = 0; ...
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Are BanBao bricks compatible with Lego?

Does anyone has experience with BanBao bricks? BanBao World Are they compatible with Lego bricks? They have basic sets and plates which are at a good price.
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What's the circle piece in this MOC?

I saw a moc from here. But have no idea what the piece it use on the arms of the robot, and on the guns.
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Identifying Lego set from 1980's

Can someone please help me identify this Lego set from the 1980's? I remember building a house, work shed/garage and some type of vehicle. The base plate is light gray. It came with 2 minifigures, ...
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Old Lego movies

As I remember, it was about 1990 maybe some years earlier, there were movies, made by Lego, they were about 3 minutes long, maybe longer. It was of course not computer-generated videos but normal, ...
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Accessing ARM Processor Memory Registers through NXC

Specific to the NXC (Not eXactly C) programming language. Is it possible to access the memory registers on the ARM AT91SAM7S256 processor? I'm trying to investigate the use of Timer Interrupts to ...
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Programming NXT color sensor with NXC?

I am programing Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 color sensor in BricxCC. I already have RGB data with the command ReadSensorColorRaw. I heard that it is easier to get the colour from HSL format. I've tried a ...
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Can I share/download a wishlist on Bricklink?

I have a whole set in a wishlist in Bricklink and I would like to share it with some friends. Can I either: Share the list via Bricklink so they can use it directly. Download it in XML so they can ...
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How can I attach a Technic Linear Actuator to a EV3 Medium Motor?

I'm pretty new to serious LEGO building (never got past very blocky houses as a kid but got into Technic a couple of months ago) and need to connect a Technic large linear actuator (61927) to a ...

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