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

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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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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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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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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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EV3 T Rex problems

I am new to this and I need some help with the moveabsolute block which is described in Chapter 16 of Daniele Benedetelli's book. In figure 16 - 2 he describes the block and here is my problem: I ...
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Is it possible to connect EV3 and NXT bricks like master/slave configuration via bluetooth?

Can I make a Bluetooth connection between LEGO EV3 bricks and LEGO NXT bricks? and If it is possible how to handle the software to make a chain between them?
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Price of EV3 education software

After looking around on the Lego Education website, I failed to find the price of the education software. I currently have the retail version of the software, but I want the extra features and blocks ...
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Can I program EV3 with the NXT-G IDE?

I am helping prepare a team for First Lego League and the new EV3 kit is what will be used. We are currently teaching the kids with NXT 2.0 kits that we have using the NXT-G IDE. It appears that we ...
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How to distinguish between objects using a sonic sensor?

I am trying to find a ball in the field, grab it, and drop in the specified area. I'm using an ultrasonic sensor on the front of the robot. My current solution for locating the ball is: Turn ...
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How can I get the EV3 to control an ordinary motor with PWM?

Looking at the hardware developer pdf, it looked like the EV3 should output a PWM signal with a duty cycle corresponding to power level. It does, but only for 100ms and only on pin 1. Is that how the ...
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What kind of mat do you use for running Mindstorm EV3?

Turning Ev3 precisely has been a problem. Do you use a mat for running EV3 on. Can you tell me on what material to get the mat printed?
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What is a better algorithm for wall following with an ultrasonic sensor?

This wall following algorithm uses the ultrasonic sensor. It has a horrible worst case behavior. Place the robot about 3 cm too far from the wall. Instead of moving closer to the wall, the robot ...
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Can't create block: “Use of a block which no longer exists”

Unable to compile some documents for deployment: Program.ev3p: Use of a block which no longer exists. PutInRange.ev3p The block i want to make. It will put a input value inside a given range. When i ...
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EV3 isn't showing up in programming software after pairing on Windows XP

Running Windows XP x32. I've connected, paired, connected, paired, paired, and connected, but I just can't get the EV3 software to recognize my EV3! I've used this EV3 before on a different PC over ...
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EV3 motor control proportional to another motor when more than two motors

From what I understand, in EV3-g you can use "move steering" or "move tank" blocks to regulate two motors proportionally to each other as they have a built-in PID controller to do that. If one motor ...
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EV3 switch block does not recognize text?

i am using file access to input variables into my programm. text file is something like this: a b c .. on each loop, program access file (using File Access block) and reads a new line "a" or "b" or "...
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Do we need WiFi Dongle to install Scratch on EV3

I was wondering if I can install Scratch program on EV3 brick without the wifi dongle. Appreciate any insight here.
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EV3 won't connect through bluetooth anymore

I was using VS2015 (C#) to write simple programs for my EV3 using a bluetooth connection. This was working fine for several days and then suddenly stopped. I can't for the life of me figure out why. ...
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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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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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EV3 Programme won't load to brick

I have installed EV3 on my PC and am trying to load a program into an NXT 1 Brick. When I click the down load button on the EV3 screen the Brick beeps twice and the program does not load. What am I ...
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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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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 can I use bluetooth on my phone to run a program on the EV3 brick?

I tried the Commander app but it seems to just let you control individual motors. I would like to run the various programs I have made using an input on the phone through Bluetooth Is this possible ...
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Programming EV3 with NXC

I'm trying to run NXC programs (all run well on NXT) but when trying run it on EV3 I find an error. The download from computer to EV3, runs well but trying to run the program with RUN EV3, I have an ...
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Trouble with Commander app: Using buttons to control motors

I'm having trouble with the Commander app for Android. I've put an EV3 into set 8448. I'm using one of the large motors for propulsion and a medium motor for rack and pinion steering. I don't have the ...
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Lego EV3 doesn't respond to direct command

I tried to execute command (via bt) play tone: play_tone = '\x0F\x00\x00\x00\x80\x00\x00\x94\x01\x81\x02\x82\xE8\x03\x82\xE8\x03' # send commands to EV3 via bluetooth with open('/dev/tty.EV3-...
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Is the NXT forward compatible with EV3 sensors and motors?

Is it possible to use EV3 sensors and motors with the NXT intelligent brick? I've read that the EV3 is backward compatible with NXT motors and sensors, but does vice versa work as well? Is the NXT ...
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When the Chromebook crashes after coding the color sensor switch, what can I offer students to do for troubleshoot this consistent problem?

When students use the switcher block to program the color sensor on their Chromebooks, the app crashes. We have all accessibilities turned off and ChromeOS updated. What other troubleshooting steps ...
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Improving EV3 Screen Readability

I often have a hard time reading the EV3’s LCD display. I presume that I’m not the only one who has experienced this issue. Is there a way to improve its readability? For example, are there any good ...
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How many rotations or degrees do you need to turn your robot?

I have an EV3 Home edition. I have made a tribot. Two main motors for the wheels and a caster in the back. To complete a full turn in place I need to set the rotations to 2.32 or 835 degrees. Does ...
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Lego EV3 simulator and programming

I've been searching and testing for hours. There is little information on this subject though. I have some specific requirements for a Lego EV3 simulator and programming environment. I do not want to ...
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Lego mindstorms ev3 spinner factory problem

I hope you can help me with this. I'm on an education where we practice all stuff about IT. I'm currently working on the Spinner Factory project in the EV3. However, when i looked through the program ...
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Is there an leJOS simulator for EV3?

I found this but this seems to be using their own library to control the EV3.
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Is my EV3 controller bricked? [duplicate]

My EV3 controller seems to be 'stuck' in this state: Is the device operating properly? If not, is there a procedure that can unbrick the controller? Thank you
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Programming NXT ultrasonic sensor with EV3 software [closed]

How can I program the NXT ultrasonic sensor with EV3 software? When I pick the block for the ultrasonic sensor, it tells me it is not compatible.
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Bluetooth connection to EV3 from Java on Linux/Android

I would like to connect to my EV3 from PC (and then Android) via Bluetooth. I was able to connect to NXT with LEGO-MINDSTORMS-MINDdroid which uses direct LCP commands but as far as I know the ...
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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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How to determine orientation of a EV3 gripper?

I have built the EV3 Gripper using the manual. I am programming an ev3 brick using ev3dev. I need to determine the angle/direction/orientation of the robot programmatically, before I can issue a ...
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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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What are the steps in installing the EV3 block developer Kit?

I've downloaded the block developer kit. How do I incorporated into my Mindstorms software?
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Unable to turn on the EV3

I just can not turn on the EV3 with the SD card. I only turned on it twice. The EV3 stops at [-leJOS EV3] UI and does not go to the next step. I charged the battery, reinstalled the software inside ...
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EV3 with NiMH batteries

Could I use 6 NiMH 1.2V batteries and keep pressed the small black circle in the battery compartment in order to adjust the battery gauge and low battery alarm?
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How do I control one EV3 using another through bluetooth and LabVIEW?

I have LabVIEW 2014 and I'd like to control make one EV3 move forward using another through bluetooth using LabVIEW, and I don't want to have to use the computer as a relay. How do I do this?
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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 ...
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After adding a MyBlock icon to the EV3 palette of MyBlock icons, how can the new icon be associated to an existing MyBlock?

After following the advice given in adding a MyBlock icon to the EV3 palette, can the icon be associated to an existing MyBlock? Something better than copy/paste the contents of the existing MyBlock ...
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Good EV3 iBook for programming or building

I am a participant in a Lego mind storms competition soon using EV3. I would like to know if there are good, free iBooks for me to download (PDF or iBook from the apple iBook store). Preferably the ...
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Does NXC work with EV3? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create and run NXC programs on the EV3 brick? I installed BrixcCC, created a simple Hello World NXC program and selected "Download and Run" in the Compile menu. The EV3 brick made ...
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Is the EV3 brick balanced? [closed]

I want to buy an ev3 but I want to know if the center of gravity is off in the brick (really does not look symmetric)
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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 ...