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EV3 is the current generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS, released in 2013.

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Where can I download the EV3 education edition software for free?

I have a site license but I'm not able to find the download for the software anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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A wired data logging brick

I need a data logging brick where I can wire an input to the file name. Is this possible? and if so how would I do this?
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No software with the EV3 robot?

We bought EV3 robot but it looks like there is no software and we have to pay an additional $99 for the EV3 software. Is this true?
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How do I rename an EV3 project?

I can rename the program in the Home Edition software but I just can't rename a project. Please tell me how to do it. Thanks!
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What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?

The newly announced LEGO Mindstorms EV3 sets for home and education have some differences, but it isn't clear to me what they are, specifically. It seems that have different sensors, perhaps ...
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IDE recommendations for EV3 programming

Does anybody have any recommendations for non-GUI programming of the EV3 unit? I'm impressed by the LabVIEW software, but as a professional C# and VB.Net programmer (with C, C++ experience), I find ...
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Raw sensor question?

What is raw sensor and what is on port 3? Is this code only for robot to go completely straight without errors?
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Use legacy RCX sensors with EV3

In NXT-G, there was a "Legacy" Block pack which had blocks to allow for the use of RCX motors/sensors with the NXT, as long as you had a converter cable. However, the EV3 software does not have this, ...
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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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Color sensor use in Commander app

I'm trying to build the MindCub3r model shared online at http://mindcuber.com. It often has trouble scanning the cube so I wanted to check the output of the colour scanner by using the Commander app. ...
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Is the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 brick waterproof?

I am trying to build a ROV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle) with LEGO Mindstorms Ev3. Is it waterproof?
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DNX on LEGO Mindstorms

I am not familiar with ARM development but I am wondering would it be possible to compile DNX against LEGO Mindstorms EV3 processor. I know there is some ARM support and even there are some builds ...
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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 Edition.app/Contents/MacOS/...
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Loop doesn't work, always inputs the same condition

I have a loop but always inputs the same condition, please see the picture.
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Sending Gcode to LEGO mindstorms x/y plotter?

I am building an x/y plotter out of LEGO Mindstorms. I would like it to read an SVG file on the EV3 brick, convert it to gcode, and draw the coordinates. How would I go about doing this?
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LEGO Color Sensor - EV3

My son is using his EV3 with a color sensor. He is using the sensor to test the reflectivity of different materials. Can you please tell me what the letters "PCT" stand for?
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How can I make an EV3 vehicle follow an elliptic equation?

Has anyone succeeded in having the EV3 driving base moving following an ellipse? I would like the kids to think about how would we program a satellite orbiting around earth. They would input the ...
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Where can I find LEGO Digital Designer projects for Lego Technic MOCs?

I have LEGO Technic pieces collected from multiple sets and would like to find projects on the web which I can view and build models step by step. Please advise sources where I can find these.
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How can an EV3 motor “remember” it's starting position?

I am currently working on a project that uses large motors. I want the project to return to a "starting position" (0,0,0) at the touch of a button so that it can be used multiple (identical) times. ...
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Where can I find a good tutorial on programming with Lejos?

I want to get started with LeJOS and use Java to check to see if an EV3 touch sensor is pressed, but I can't find any decent tutorials. Are there any good resources for this?
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How do you program mindstorms to keep doing a task until either the IR OR the colour sensor state changes

How do you program mindstorms to keep doing a task until either the IR OR the colour sensor state changes. I would like to use the wait block but it can only be either the colour sensor or the IF ...
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EV3 brick freeze during run big program

EV3 brick sometimes freezes while executing huge programs and do not react on buttons and bluetooth (connect, start/stop program). Only way to continue work is hard reset. We discovered that freeze ...
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Controlling EV3 motors within VC++

I've got an application within some VC++ software (BCI2000). This is running on Windows 7. Although BCI2000 can run elsewhere, I'd like to stay on Windows. I've got an EV3 whose motors I'd like to ...
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Programming with Lego Mindstorms EV3

I know this question was asked in the past, but I want an up-to-date answer. What is the best way to program with the NXT with a oriented object programming language? Ideally C#, C++ or Java (maybe ...
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What is known of the capacities of the MINDSTORMS EV3 when it comes to interconnection with a network (WiFi, bluetooth)

What is known of the new MINDSTORMS EV3 capabilities when it comes to netwoked functions. What type of interface can be plugged to interact with a PC or portable device (smartphone/tablet)? In term ...
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Is there a free EV3 simulator (virtual machine) for the Mac OS?

I recently saw this question on a virtual EV3 machine. From the video, I felt that this software will be great. However, I don't have the budget needed to buy a licence. Is there any alternative to ...
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Made a big program in EV3's programming software for AI creation and it went from slow to not loading

Made a big program in EV3's programming software for AI creation and it went from slow to not loading. It just displays the loading bar in the middle of the page. Even my lenovo windows 10 8GB RAM ...
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How do you get LEGO Education EV3 Software? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to get it? I have a rough feeling that you get it by purchasing the product? Please help.
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System files deleted somehow

I think my son accidentally deleted all the system sound/image files, etc. I have tried loading the firmware but that does NOT restore the files. Is there not a way to just upload the system sound and ...
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EV3 Education Edition software license

I got a new EV3 education kit. Can I install it on a several computers or does the license work on one computer only?
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Is it possible to access the RGB values of the EV3 Light Sensor?

I'm following a line with the LEGO EV3 Color Sensor in Reflected-light mode, I need to stop the robot when it detects a green tile in the ground, but I didn't succeeded in differentiating Green and ...
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How to parameter the ports in move tank block EV3?

How do I parameter the ports at Move Tank block (in My Block)?
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EV3 software crashes on Windows 8 laptop

My cousin has Windows 8 x64 netbook laptop. When he tries to start the application he gets .NET framework error and I can see following text in the log file: +000,016 >> MINDSTORMS EV3 launched ...
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan?

El Capitan was released a few days ago, and I want to upgrade. Will there be issues with the software, or will it run nicely on El Capitan? My Mac: Retina MacBook Pro 13", Early 2015
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EV3 IR, ultrasonic senosor datasheets

I want to connect EV3 IR and ultrasonic sensors to my Arduino. Unfortunately could not find any good documents describing how to use/control them. Could you please help? Thank you very much.
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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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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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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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HiTechnic Color Sensor analog

HiTechnic sales support said that HiTechnic color sensor hasn't been manifactured yet. Currently it's out of stock in HiTechnic shop. Is there any analog of this sensor except NXT/EV3 color sensors?
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How to store a matrix of values and pick out certain elements and compute the difference?

I at the moment am trying to make an EV3 robot which is capable of following a gradient decent method. The idea was to store a discretized function in a 2D matrix, and make several lookups in that 2D ...
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Can I change the spec of a MyBlock [duplicate]

If I create my own block (MyBlock) with one param and later discover that I should have used 2 params or different icon or something like that, what do I do? Is it possible to change the existing ...
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Education EV3 Software Site Licence - installation on teachers computers?

WE've recently purchased some mindstorms ev3 education sets plus the site licence of the Software. in Switzerland many teachers do their preparations at home, so my question is, am I allowed to ...
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Reading current motor speed, opOutput_Read

I'm trying to read current motor speed using direct command: Instruction opOutput_Read (LAYER, NO, *SPEED, *TACHO) Opcode 0xA8 Arguments (Data8) LAYER – Specify chain ...
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No power to Mindstorm EV3 Brain

My 11 year old just spent her entire Christmas Day assembling the Mindstorm EV3 Reptar, but when we put batteries in the brain nothing happened. It didn't turn on, no lights, no sign of power at all. ...
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Direct/system command for reading the display buffer of EV3 bricks?

I recall being able to read in the display buffer of NXT 2.0 bricks over Bluetooth/USB by issuing Read IO Map system commands. I've looked through the bytecodes and communication documentation for the ...
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How do I add the lms2012 library as a dependency within Visual Studio

I'm following this question and am curious how I go about actually importing the following the necessary dependencies. I see this line: #include "ev3sources/lms2012/c_com/source/c_com.h" and have ...
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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 software....
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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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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 ...