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LEGO Boost is a robotic system aimed at children between 7 and 12.

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How do I install the Lego BOOST software on a phone instead of a tablet?

Officially, the Lego Boost software is only available for devices with at least an 8 inch screen: https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/device-guide/boost However, it would be nice to install the ...
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Can I use the original Lego Boost to create the R2D2 droid set?

My son has the original Lego Boost set (with Vernie, Frankie, etc), but is also a big Star Wars fan and would be love to have the R2D2 droid version. Would it be possible to control the original ...
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How To Disassemble the LEGO Boost Hub?

I can get the hex screws off and pry apart the plastic tabs on the bottom plate, but for the life of me I can't un-clip the back tabs. Any ideas on where to press/pry?
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Where can I find documentation on the LEGO Wireless Protocol for Powered Up devices?

LEGO BOOST and LEGO Powered Up Smart Hubs use Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate to apps. Where can I find documentation on the communication protocol so that I can build my own app for these devices?...
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Is the LEGO BOOST kit compatible with EV3 or PowerFunctions motors and sensors?

I'm curious if I can use my existing EV3 and/or PowerFunctions motors to extend the functionality of my LEGO BOOST set. Is this possible?
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Which programming environments or APIs are available for the lego BOOST?

Over the holidays I tried the following Python library: https://github.com/undera/pylgbst but I couldn't get it to work. Then again my knowledge of Python is very limited. I'm more experienced with C+...
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Are there additional motors and/or sensors that can be used to extend LEGO Boost?

What extra motors and sensors can be bought to extend the LEGO Boost (17101) set? I have heard the WeDo motors have the same connector but not if they are compatible with the Boost hub. Are they ...
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What internal electronics does LEGO Boost use?

What specific electronic components are present inside the Boost Move Hub?
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Stacking motors on the Powered Up hub or Boost hub

The way the Boost/Powered Up connectors are designed, it's not possible to have multiple motors on the same output of a hub like it was possible with 9V or Power functions. However, since I only want ...
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Can the Powered Up app be used to directly control the Boost Move Hub?

I have the LEGO Boost kit, and I'm wondering if I can control it directly using the Powered Up app rather than programming it using the Boost app. Is this possible?
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Which resistor value is used for which motor in Power Functions 2.0?

Based on the answer here it seems that resistors are used to detect what is plugged in with LEGO Power Functions 2.0. So which resistor values (or ranges) apply to which motors or other devices? Are ...
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Can LEGO Boost play custom audio files?

Can LEGO Boost play custom audio files on the Boost app from files kept on the device such as those downloaded from iTunes or transferred from a computer? Are recordings from the tablet the only way ...
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Lego Boost Variable setting

I try to program a steering for a Logo Boost Model. Motor B spins a certain angle and the steering works. To get it running the model - the app - needs to know the current position of the wheels in ...
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Lego Boost distance sensor, what range does it have?

While programming our Lego Boost set (using the Lego Boost App on iPad) I noticed that the distance sensor seemed to give inaccurate triggers. To try to confirm this, I connected the move hub to my ...
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amazon.fr hints that the Boost app will be available on phones?

At this moment (end of the year, 2017), the description for Lego Boost on the french amazon site includes the notice: Enfin, l'application sera également disponible sur smartphones dès les ...
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Gonk droid spinning saw blade

This is the Gonk Droid from set 75253 Boost Droid Commander: The accessories for the third mission "defending the Falcon" have been added. The right arm can punch and shoot a "laser beam". However ...
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Can Boost programs be transferred off the tablet / phone / PC?

I'd like to be able to transfer Boost programs from one device to another and to back them up. Is this possible? Ideally I'd like some app-supported mechanism for this. I have a Google Pixel, a ...
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Can the Powered Up Remote (latest train version) pair with the Boost Move Hub?

I've got the latest Powered Up remote, I was hoping it would pair with the Move Hub instead of using the Boost App. At the moment it doesn't want to pair.
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LEGO Boost Windows application malfunction

When I like to run an external driver, my LEGO hub is driving B driver when driven from PC (Windows 10 app installed). When I try the same application using a smartphone it works as expected. Have ...