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

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Is it possible to fix a broken EV3 Port?

I have an EV3 running RobotC version 4.55. The medium motor connected to Port A does not run, but if I connect it to another port (B,C,or D) it works. I tested it manually through the EV3 motor tab ...
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How can I use multiple switch options in Lego Mindstorms EV3 software?

What I see is just a simple if/then/else. What I am looking for is to be able to add multiple options, more than yes/no. I use a motor as a switcher, so I rotate it to some position and measure its ...
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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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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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Lego Mindstorms EV3: programming language recommendation

I am planning to build an autonomous car in LEGO Mindstorms that will use ultrasonic or infrared sensors and in the future also a camera for line tracking. Currently I construct my programs using the ...
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LEGO Mindstorms EV3: Camera recommendation for lane tracking

I am planning to build an autonomous car in LEGO Mindstorms that will use ultrasonic or infrared sensors for collision avoidance and in the future also a camera for line tracking. I am now wondering ...
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LEGO EV3 on Chromebooks

I teach two LEGO robotics classes in middle school and in one of my classes I am using EV3 and in the other NXT. I was able to have these classes because of the Chromebook app, but the problem I am ...
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Does the Lego Mindstorms EV3 software work on macOS High Sierra?

Will there be issues with the software, or will it work properly on macOS High Sierra? My Mac: Retina MacBook Pro 13", Early 2015
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Why does my EV3 not have data logging in Brick App menu?

I recently purchased a 45544 Educator Mindstorms product. In working through tutorials. I am at section on data logging, but my Brick Apps menu stops at Brick Program. Data Logging is not on menu My ...
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Programming to get data

I am using EV3 with Linux V1.09 and I am doing a project in which I want to send the sensor data from the EV3 to a remote web server using POST method - is this possible?
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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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LEGO EV3 I2C Compatibility

I'm having difficulties with communication between the EV3 and Arduino boards. Does anyone know if the EV3 is really I2C compatible, or is it just close enough? Background: I can get the EV3 to ...
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How do I export LEGO Mindstorms programs on the Chromebook

There is now a Chromebook app to program LEGO Mindstorms. I have multiple kids collaborating on programs for FIRST LEGO League. Can they share the program between their Chromebooks? I don't see a ...
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How to connect two LEGO Bricks EV3 by USB using python

For some project, I have to use 7 motors with ev3 bricks. So I would like to connect 2 bricks using USB-USB link, and make them communicate, in python. But I don't know how to do that, I've tried ...
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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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pc program to receive data from EV3 via usb/bluetooth

I'm looking for a library to create a desktop program. It should receive a data from EV3 brick programmed by standard EV3 software. Currently I consider 2 approaches: 1. EV3 brick sends a bluetooth ...
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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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How can I build a compact EV3 gearbox?

I'm building a sumo bot in EV3 and would like to have both 1:1 and 1:3 gear ratios, with the first being useful for general driving and the second more for pushing other robots. My problem is, I ...
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Naming a program in EV3 software?

I have figured out how name a project but cannot figure out how to rename a program.
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EV3 connection problem via USB on Windows 8.1

I am using LEGO EV3 on windows 8.1 eclipse Neon. When I try to launch the class as a LeJos application I get this error. IP address is /10.0.1.1 Creating the jar file or uploading the program failed ...
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Trex we build keeps toppling over on step

I'm building the standard T-rex project from Benedettelli's book. We double checked construction and also step my block - all looks correct. Any pointers appreciated.
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A 90 degree turn with 56145

I'm making a program for my ev3rstorm and I want it to have a 90-degree spin turn. I use the standard part ev3rstorm wheelbase or rather, treadbase. Using the move tank block (I use that block all the ...
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How to get double the speed from 2 regulated EV3 motors?

So I've noticed that if I connect two EV3 motors to one another (with gears), I still get exactly the same maximum speed as if I had a single motor. So, my question: how can I get twice the power/...
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Are there any benefits to using PF motors instead of EV3 ones?

Can someone explain to me the key differences between PF motors and EV3 ones? I understand that EV3 motors are 'regulated', presumably meaning that you can control their rotational speed depending on ...
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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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Every time Robot is launched (without changing the code) it is not following the exact path

I'm working on FLL mission and every time our team launches the robot (without changing the program, and we are making sure that it is starting from same location every time) it is not following the ...
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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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EV3 Wired Brick to Brick communication

I'm currently working on a project for my intro to engineering class. As it stands now, one brick is running a LabView program to intake data from a 'barcode' and another brick runs a Matlab program ...
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How do you open a logfile (.rdf) downloaded from an EV3 brick?

I have been logging data for a few sensors, and would like to import that data into Excel. What exactly do I need to do? I remember reading somewhere that LabView can export logging data (I have the ...
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My Blocks with return parameter

I have the retail EV3 kit and have created a function with in and out numeric parameters. While using the [in] params seem quite straight forward, it seems that I can only set the [out] param once. ...
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Pass sensor or motor port number as a parameter

I want to create a block for one light sensor or one motor separately. Is it possible to give the number of the port as a parameter to a sensor or motor block via data wire? In NXT-G it was possible.
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Any way to track a light source in 1 dimension using one color sensor?

I would like to know if there is any workable way to use a single color sensor to track a light source in one axis of rotation? Would rotating the sensor back and forth within a few degrees, every ...
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Can't get EV3 to work with touch sensors

My FLL team just got a couple of EV3 sets and the kids were trying to program a simple switch that has the robot drive into a wall, back up, and turn right once the touch sensor in the front is ...
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Bazooka blast ev3 Mindstorms using Python

I would like to shoot balls with the ev3 Lego robot. How can I code it using Python? Which components do I need for that and which function and motor use ?
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Mindstorms EV3 3D building instructions no longer working in Chrome

Lego Mindstorms EV3 building instructions in 3D (so that one can rotate the model around and stuff) are available. This used to work fine on my machine in Google Chrome. However, I can no longer get ...
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Which move block to use with Gyro?

We would like to make a series Gyro drive blocks. As a general rule what would be the benefits and drawbacks from using the move tank and move steer blocks? My basic design is to read the gyro and ...
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In lego mindstorm EV3, can you make the individual programs in a project into functions which can be used in the other programs?

The bit where you program what the robot does using your computer. I'm making a project and I can't fit it all onto the screen, so if you can't do functions, is there any way to zoom out of the screen ...
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Ev3 won't run certain loop

I'm trying to make a program where an ev3 is IR controlled but if button 9 (toggle) is pressed it goes in autonomous mode, however, my ev3 will not run a certain loop in the program. It looks like ...
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System.ArgumentException: Only Sequence Wires can be snapped

I try to open an project on last version of LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Home Edition, but the system shows the next error message 'An unexcpected error has ocurred. Please restart LEGO MINDSTORM EV3.' After ...
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How can I use the EV3 educational firmware instead of the retail version?

I have an EV3 brick from the retail kit, which is currently running the retail firmware. I would like to replace the EV3's firmware with the educational version. How can I do this?
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EV3 not recognized by PC when attempting firmware update after interrupted update

I have just sent the following inquiry to Lego Customer Support: I aborted a firmware update and now the Intelligent Brick does not get past the "Starting.." message when it is turned on. I ...
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Infrared sensor behavior

I'm developing a small program with the LEGO's Ev3 development tool. I'm trying to make the robot rotate, 30° at time, and if the infrared sensor detects something then make something and stop. Here ...
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Making an ATM with an EV3

I am building an ATM using my LEGO Mindstorms EV3, but I ran across a problem. The problem is that I want to be able to input the amount of money that I want to get out of the ATM but I can only have ...
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What is the best option for Mindstorms EV3 remote control for motors?

I have never experimented with remote controlling EV3 but I wonder what is the best way to use it, especially in the case when I'd like to control large and medium motors parallel as well, possibly ...
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Moving the motor to certain initial position [duplicate]

I was assisting my child in EV3 missions, specifically, the 3rd mission of TRACK3R, the one where the robot has to grab two tires and put them elsewhere. The mission requires to manipulate the Medium ...
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What is the best way to program Mindstorms EV3?

I'm just starting to use the LEGO Mindstorms EVE robot and I'm a bit hesitant which way to choose for programming: the official graphic software or any alternative (preferably the Linux based ev3dev)? ...
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Issues connecting the EV3 on Windows 8.1 64bit [closed]

I have got a computer with Windows 8.1 64 bit and I have installed LEGO Mindstorms EV3 software Home edition and tried to connect the EV3 brick to the computer, but the brick didn´t connect to the ...
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PC control Ev3 robot

I wanted to see if I could control my robot with a PC and I wanted to know if there was a way to do it. I have already searched for a controller for the PC and didn't find anything.
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EV3 Ultrasonic Sensor block is not availible in the Home Edition software

I can't find the ultrasonic sensor block on the programming app on my computer. I am using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Home Edition.
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Send variable to EV3 via WiFi

I'm trying to connect my EV3 via Wifi to my Unity game. Is there a simple way to send a command to the EV3? I gave the EV3 a fixed IP and I'm getting the broadcast which the device is sending. So ...