Questions tagged [ev3]

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

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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 ...
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Does anyone here know how to apply for MFi product plan id to LEGO?

Does anyone here have an idea as to how to apply to LEGO to get MFi product plan id? Or how do I get to their MFi product plan form?
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Are there any sensors that are capable of measuring audio pitch for EV3?

Are there any sensors that are capable of measuring audio pitch? Or is there an easy solution that a beginner would be able to make work?
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Mindstorms EV3: Patrolling a number of rooms - what are my options?

I want my Mindstorms EV3 bot to patrol a number of rooms autonomously on the same track. What are my options? line following, which requires a line and is relatively slow setting a default program ...
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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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EV3 program refuses to work

I downloaded a 67KB program into my EV3 block. However, the program refuses to work. The EV3 says "Main", the name of my program, but it does not respond otherwise. What is the problem, and how do I ...
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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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How to receive response from direct_command_reply from EV3 using Python?

I've established and tested a Bluetooth connection (by playing a tone) between EV3 and Mac running Yosemite with Python 2.7.11. I used file write as in bt.write(tone) in Python to play the tone ...
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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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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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Can I get a JSON value from the internet without flashing a custom FW on EV3?

Got an EV3 for X-Mas. My old NXT brick was broken. So now I have a ton of motors and sensors and all. First project I'd like to create a Bitcoin piggy bank which performs some actions when it gets new ...
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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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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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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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Can a EV3 program run simultaneously with the Running Robot commander app?

Is it possible to run the Robot Commander app and a program on the EV3 brick at the same time? If so how would it be accomplished?
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Mindstorms, black orphaned data wires

I've just copied a loop element, which had a data wire going into it. The internal wires (from the old external data wire) are now black, and I cannot delete them, or re-link them to a new external ...
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What files are required to run an ev3 program?

I'm working on a project that aims to help beginning Lego Mindstorms programmers. I'm developing certain "modules" (moving straight, making a turn) for students to try, and I want to develop a program ...
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DIY Ev3 from schematics

LEGO offers schematics for the Ev3 brick in their hardware developer kit accessible from the bottom of the Ev3 downloads page. (Files 1 and 2 in the zip) Do these schematics contain enough information ...
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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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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. ...