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Rearing off to the left without telling it to

I've started to build a robot, but when it drives it veers off to the left even though I'm just telling it to go straight. I think I need to do something to the motors but I don't know what or how. I'...
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LEGO Submarine waterproofing functional parts (e.g. motors, RC receivers)

From my understanding, the motors and RC receivers are not waterproof. Thus, the LEGO submarine from Sariel's LEGO® Workshop rust after sometime. So, is there any way to make the motors and RC ...
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Compatibility between vintage (80s/90s) Technic and current parts (motors etc)

I've recently got my old Technic out for my daughter (who's a little young for her own, but her Friends now drive around in a tank). If I start to acquire more, and more sophisticated, motors and ...
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Electric motors - what for beginning?

I just got my first technic joblot and now I am thinking about adding motors. I already have some - cheap ones from amazon. I attached 1 axle pin to such motor with glue gun, works well except one ...
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Port Splitter for EV3 motors

I have searched all over the internet for EV3 port splitters for motors. I have got 4 large motors and 2 medium motors and I do not have enough motor ports for them all. I can usually only find sensor ...
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How to mirror an EV3 motor?

I want to get one EV3 large motor to copy the other. So if I move one half a rotation the other copies.
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How to prevent PF M-motor from springing back

I'm currently building a car with a simple 2-speed remote controlled sychronized transmission, shifted by a PF M-motor. Everything is fine except for one thing, the transmission driving ring is ...
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How can I prevent my finger from getting injured between gears?

Recently I was building a prototype for a LEGO tank chassis and I tested it, but my finger got caught between the gears, resulting in my finger getting cut. Are there any ways to prevent that from ...
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What is the difference between the two train motors 8866-1 and 88002-1?

At the Lego store the other day they were talking about a "more powerful" train motor for the Maersk train (I was asking about adding a second motor to the red cargo train so it would go uphill). But ...
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Information on this large beige motor w/battery box?

I have a LEGO Technic motor with a built in battery box for x3 "AA" batteries (thus 4.5 volts). Could you help me identify it? What set does it belong to and how old is it? Colours are beige and green/...
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What is this motorized LEGO piece?

My brother bought a big tub of LEGO recently and found this piece inside. He doesn't know what it is and we can't find anything about it online so we were wondering what it is. He says it isn't in any ...
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How can I improve my rackless steering design?

I am trying to build a vehicle with a sturdy steering mechanism powered by the servo motor. When I was a kid I did this all the time with a rack and pinion design, but now I don't have any of the rack ...
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What is the quietest LEGO motor?

I am trying to make a sort of LEGO dolly for filming videos, but the motors emit a lot of sound. I noticed the train motor is quieter than the other motors I have, but it is still too loud and it ...
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How to program two NXT motors to run at the same time?

I'm working on a project with multiple axis of movement… trying to get two motors to run at the same time in order to achieve a mix of two!
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How do I run the Lego Technic V6 engine using a Lego electric motor?

I am not into Lego, don't know anything about it, so I will try to be as specific as possible. My goal is to spin the Lego Technic V6 engine (preferably at some realistic RPM's like thousands). ...
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How do I connect a LEGO wheel to axles so it can be powered?

I have a growing LEGO collection, which started with a lot of parts from the generic 10697-1 'LEGO Classic Large Creative Box' set. Sometime later, I bought a bunch of wheels, part numbers being: ...
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I'd like to build a mechanism to press buttons on a remote control. What is a good basic approach to use?

I have a small remote control like device with about 11 buttons. The centers of each button are placed about 1.1cm apart, and each are about 0.7cm in diameter (this means about 0.4cm between the edges)...
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Can a v1 PF reciever power an XL motor and servo?

I have a v1 PF receiver but don't want to pay $35 for a v2 receiver and I was wondering if a v1 receiver can power a single XL/L motor and a servo.
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Is it possible to dismantle and refurbish an original 870 Technic motor?

I have a couple of ancient 870 motors (the 4.5v ones) that run but don't sound great. I've looked for, but can't find, a guide on how to dismantle them. I'd like to either get in there and clean/...
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Which is faster: M motor or XL motor?

I understand that the M motor has an adequate amount of speed, and the XL motor is best known for its torque. But is the XL motor really faster than the M motor? Or is it the other way around? I am ...
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can 2 powered up train motor be plugged into one hub

I have set #60198 and it comes with one powered up motor. I'm hauling many many cars and one motor isn't enough any more. I see there is a slot for "B" on the hub. Is it possible to plug in another ...
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Makeblock and LEGO PF cable synthesis

My 10yo son and I have ventured into the realm of taking our LEGO hobby up a notch with robotics. We have built the makeblock mbot and adapted LEGO bricks and want to incorporate the Power Functions ...
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Can't link variable inside a switch when creating a new block

I have a problem when connecting the variable (from the create a block) to a variable in the function because it's inside a switch. How can I link them? I want to connect the variable to each (20) in ...
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Two motors are driven forward, why are they rotating in different directions?

I have the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Pack and built a simple car with 3 wheels. The back whels are motorized. When I run the following code: Motor.A.backward(); Motor.D.Backward(); both motors are ...
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Read power usage and respond when motor is straining

Is there a way to know if the drive wheels are "straining", like when locked up with an opposing bot? This is for a Lego sumo bot using the Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Core Set (EV3 Large Motor ...
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Can I push the train of 60052 [duplicate]

We more like to push trains with hand. There were old ones, like the train of set 2741, where when pushing the engine, the contact became loose between the axis and the cog wheel. Can I count some ...
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EV3 Motors not moving even though ev3 has batteries

I am new to using the EV3. I have only had it for 3 weeks. My question is why are my ev3 motors not moving? I know the motors are new and they are in such a good condition they could be sent back ...
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What's the best way to start an 8 year old on Lego Technic building?

I'm a grandpa trying to start my 8 year old grandson in LEGO Technic building. I am particularly interested in mechanical parts building and motorization. He already loves LEGO and attends after ...
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How can a Mindstorms robot lift something very heavy?

I have a small LEGO Mindstorms robot and I have to lift something heavy. Now it seems not possible because the motor is not strong enough.
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How can I use more than three motors with one NXT brick?

I'm building Caterpillar Excavator with my NXT, and at the moment I'm trying to control 4 points of motion: 2 Caterpillar Tracks - These should be controlled independently to allow for cornering, etc....
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Problem with running two XL motors motors

We are trying to run our Grand Prix racing car on remote control and would like to use two XL motors for the wheels. One motor on its own works fine, but when connected together the motors stop ...
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Drive motor via Power Functions IR with own power source

I want to see if it is possible to drive a Power Functions motor both with variable speed and forward/reverse with my own power source. I am planning to use my own power source, an IR receiver and a ...
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Can I use EV3 with a TETRIX motor?

What program can I use to control a TETRIX motor through the LEGO EV3? I've heard that RobotC currently cannot be used for this. Has NI released a Labview version which I can use to control TETRIX ...
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Are there any difference between the 88003 and 99499 L motors?

I am planning to attempt a couple of RC MOCs and was looking up the power functions L motor on BL and found that there are actually 2 types of the L motor, namely the "88003 Power Functions L Motor" ...
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How to lubricate the 4.5v train motor for set 7722?

How I can lubricate the 4.5v train motor on my #7722 train set? It squeals.
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How to make an exact 16 degree turn?

Does anyone know how to make an exact 16 degree turn with a LEGO robot?
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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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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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How to build a steerable remote-controlled vehicle with just 1 motor?

In WeDo 2.0 set there is only 1 motor, which can be remotely switched on and off by using the iPad app (by writing a Scratch program). Also motor rotating direction can be toggled remotely. As an ...
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Get robot to face perpendicular to nearest object, using the ultrasonic sensor in NXC?

I have an ultrasonic sensor attached to a motor so that the sensor can rotate. Right now it stops once it scans a value less than 65 cm. What I want it to do is to scan its surroundings and then face ...
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Is it possible to use 5 motors on an EV3 brick?

The EV3 brick has only four output ports (A B C & D) to run motors. Is there any way to use port 1 (sensor port) to control a motor?
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Confused about power functions motors 8883 and 8293

Is the motor that comes with the Technic power functions motor set (8293) and the stand alone motor 8883 the same? We have just built the LEGO Creator 10261 roller coaster set and it specifies a 8883 ...
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Is it expected that LEGO will produce small (S or XS) PF motors?

The existing LEGO PF motors are the M, L, and XL, making builders suspect that the S and even the XS names were left out and reserved intentionally for later designs. However, the M motor was released ...
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XL motor and M motor on IR receiver = same output?

I am really puzzled by my small car build with balloon tires (55976). I tried swapping between an XL and an M (PF) motor, both geared down (up?) to about the same torque (I tested by how sleep a slope ...
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How to send through Bluetooth motor angle position and mirror that position on another motor?

I've built a steering wheel that checks the servomotor position using NXC function - MotorRotationCount(). Now, I want to send that position to second brick using Bluetooth and apply that servomotor ...
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Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?

I was going over LEGO Power Functions train motors, and I was not satisfied with the speed. Speed seven is fast enough to derail the train on the curve, but not fast enough realistically. I am ...
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NXT motors spin when in air but stop on ground

I have a car that I made with 2 motors in the back and one motor in the front. The motors spin fine in the air but when I put it on the ground to test my program the motors stop. The robot itself isn'...
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Can I convert my train 9V 4563 to the power function motor?

The motor of my locomotive is dead. I have two choices : repurchase it or buy a power function. It is possible of customize my train 4563 to use the power function motor ? If yes, what set to buy ? (...
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Help with Multiple Motors/ Intelligent Bricks and coding/ programming/ daisy chaining

Built the accompanying robot earlier in the week. I have a challenge where the robot needs to find white/ black bricks then store them on a tray and then travel over to another robot and transfer the ...
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How can I rotate an EV3 motor an exact number of degrees using RobotC?

I'm trying to rotate the motor of an EV3 by an angle of 50°. I can't. How I can rotate a NXT/EV3 motor by a given angle using RobotC?