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A category of powered LEGO products which offer direct and remote control of action bricks via Bluetooth. This system is the successor to Power Functions.

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Does the color sensor use a camera?

What components are inside the color sensor (37308)? Can this part be used as a camera, or is it simply a light sensor?
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How to connect & program Powered Up train motor?

I'm new to LEGO and am trying to motorize my Hogwarts Express train. Per the LEGO site, I bought the 88011 Train Motor and the 88006 Move Hub. But I can't figure out how to use them. I connected the ...
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Why is my powered up system allowing only 1 speed, & only with the remote button held down?

My new MOC has a powered up battery box & motor, but only will run at the fastest speed. There is no speed control, when there should be many speed options. Also, it will only operate at all, if ...
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Electronic inside Spike Ultrasonic Sensor 45604

What is inside the Spike Ultrasonic Sensor 45604? Pictures of Top&Bottom PCB-Assembly would be helpful. PoweredUp Cable and Connector use 6-Pin, but why is there used 8-Pin connector inside "...
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Caterpillar D11 (set 42131). will not calibrate the blade tilt function

I finished building my LEGO technic CAT D11 set and I tried using the C+ app but the first try It did nothing so I searched and found I accidentally missed a gear and put it in my extra pieces box so ...
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Lego Control plus doesn't work with Cat D11 Bulldozer (42131)

When I am testing my remote control for the Cat D11 Bulldozer (42131) all features are working except the two motors for the wheels. Also when I am syncing the CONTROL+ app nothing is working. I have ...
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Can I connect technic hub 88012 to remote 88010 directly? [duplicate]

My seven year old has got the Technic hub and remote, and we were expecting them to pair but they won't. Do we have to pair them via the app or can they pair directly?
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Powered Up/Pybricks custom electronics?

The Pybricks documentation has a page for "custom devices", with a picture that shows circuit boards with Lego compatible cables attached. Additionally, the class that goes along with the ...
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Size of packaging of Battery Box 88015

I am interested in the dimensions of the packaging of this product. I am able to find only the dimensions of the battery box itself, but not the box.
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How could I motorize the LEGO Land Rover Classic Defender (10317)?

The latest LEGO Land Rover is primarily a system set: Can this set be motorized using Technic or other components?
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What is the dimensions of lego spike motor?

Any Ideas on what is the dimensions of this motor, and the holes and space between them?
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How can I motorize the Hogwarts Express (76423)

I'd like to motorize this train set: What is the best way to accomplish this?
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I want to get started making GBC modules. Which powered bricks standard to choose in 2023?

There seem to be two competing standards for powered LEGO modules in 2023. Power Functions Powered Up I have read that Power Functions may be retired soon, but can easily work in a standalone ...
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How to convert Passenger Train 7745 from 12V to Powered-Up?

I would like to convert the High-Speed City Express Passenger Train Set 7745 from the 12V track system to the Powered-Up system. It seems to be trivial to exchange the old wheels with the new wheels, ...
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Is the LEGO train motor 88011 waterproof?

My son has been building a LEGO RC boat and has added the motor (part 88011) from this LEGO City Train Set to drive the turbines. He's pretty keen to try it out on water but I imagine the motor is ...
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Is it possible to use XBox controller with PoweredUp [duplicate]

I have a couple of PoweredUp kits that I tweaked in the app but now, I would like to get more control on them using a physical remote. I own an Xbox One Bluetooth controller and I thought I saw some ...
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Lego 42129 automatic suspension lift

Has anyone looked at a mod to lower the suspension on the LEGO 42129 4x4 Mercedes-Benz trail truck when the differential lock activates. I was thinking about a few linear Actuators but never had a set ...
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How to power on and adjust speed for a PU Train 88011

I'm doing a project for my kiddos. I'm trying to find the schematics of a lego train motor 88011, I want to control them using an ESP32 through a telegram bot. I have the ESP32 and the telegram bot ...
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Is it possible to control Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter 42145 via the app?

Has anyone used a Technic Hub 88012 and not the Powered Up battery box that comes with the set? I would love to get it controlled via the app.
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Lego 88012 hub socket type

The LEGO Technic hub 88012 has 4 sockets. Can anyone tell me what the socket types are? I have tried to find out via LEGO Support and they directed me to this site. I have searched the internet and ...
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Lego colors that the powered up color sensors can detect

Lego currently offers two color sensors to use with Powered Up or robotic kits (Spike Prime, Spike Essential, Mindstorms robotic inventor): https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/color-distance-sensor-...
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Fixing a LEGO M Motor connector

I have several broken "Powered Up" M motors and I took one apart to see what was wrong. I ended up snipping off a section of the wire and re-soldering it back together but testing with an ...
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Problems with the main rotor speed in Airbus H175 (42145) set?

I'm having problems with the main rotor in "slow" position. The speed stays the same no matter what position the joystick is in. On the other hand, in "fast" position the blades ...
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What's inside the non-Bluetooth Powered Up hub?

What's inside the non-Bluetooth Powered Up Hub (85825)? In particular, what sort of electronic components are present?
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How does the motorized lighthouse rotate continuously without tangling the wire powering the light?

I'm curious about the Motorized Lighthouse (21335): As the title suggests, this set is motorized to allow the light on top to rotate continuously: From the looking at the inventory, it is clear that ...
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Convert 9V train to Powered Up

This is a follow-up from question "Can I convert my train 9V 4563 to the Power Functions motor?", now that Power Functions motors have been phased out in favour of Powered Up motors. How can ...
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Can LEGO City Powered Up trains be automated?

I have a LEGO City train set (60336): The set includes a remote control as well as an app that can be used to control the train. Is it possible to automate the operation of LEGO City trains, ideally ...
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Is there any difference in the power, wheel, and track technology between 2018 trains and 2022 trains?

LEGO came out with 60197 City Passenger Train and 60198 City Cargo Train in 2018. Much more recently they released very similar sets 60337 City Express Passenger Train and 60336 City Freight Train. ...
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Issues with Move Hub and Controller: first connected device works, but not both

I'm having issues with the move hub 88006, the controller 88010 and the Powered Up app. The issue is the same on multiple devices. Basically, whatever I connect via Bluetooth first is what works, but ...
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How do I disassemble Powered Up Motor XL? [duplicate]

My question is, how do you take the XL motor apart? I tried with my knife and hands, but unfortunately, it is still whole in one piece (tabs). I got the XL motor from the set 42099 and I would to make ...
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PoweredUp App for iOS: How to import/export my Project?

I'm running the official PoweredUp app (3.8.0) for iOS on a full-updated iPad Mini (iOS 15.4.1), and have created a custom Project (i.e. collection of blocks) in the App. I cannot find an App option ...
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What is the procedure for connecting PoweredUp remote to Boost motor brick?

I have a PoweredUp remote from Passenger Train 60197 and the motor-brick from Boost Creative Toolbox 17101. Sometimes I can connect the remote to the motor, sometimes I can't. When I do manage to ...
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Caterpillar D11 (set 42131). Control+ app doesn't seem to work

I just finished my build of the Caterpillar bulldozer D11 (set 42131) and I'm NOT able to operate it with the Control+ app on my iPhone. First the calibrate process begins: Step 1 in that is to move ...
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What is inside the LEGO Powered Up L motor?

What's inside the Powered Up L motor (part bb0959c01)? How do its internals compare to the XL motor and the M motor?
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Motorizing Crocodile Locomotive set 10277 - are there any sets that include hub & motor I need?

Crocodile Locomotive can be powered up by using 1 x 88009 and 1 x 88013. Reviews on hubs and motors strongly suggest it is better, financially, to buy them as part of the sets, not separately. Is ...
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Difference between the "Simple Medium Linear Motor" (45303) and the "Medium Linear Motor" (88008) Powered Up motors

What is the difference between the "Simple Medium Linear Motor" (45303) and the "Medium Linear Motor" (88008) Powered Up motors, other than the size and design? Is the performance ...
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Train with two Powered Up hubs

I'm building a motorized train. The locomotive has two Powered Up train motors, one at each end. However, no matter where I place the hub inside the locomotive, the wires on the train motors are too ...
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How to increase the voltage supplying to technic motor through the Technic hub?

I have four Technic Large Motors, all connected to a technic hub. I am using the motor to turn some large propellers and the hub is powered by six 1.5 V (maybe less) batteries depending on the brand. ...
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Power for LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261)

In order to power the Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261) can the 'Power Up' components Technic XL Motor (88014) and Technic Hub (88012) be substituted for 'Power Functions' components M Motor (8883)...
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Is it possible to power Boost or Powered Up hubs using wall current instead of batteries?

I'm working on a project using LEGO Boost that I'd like to keep it powered on for a long period of time. The Boost hub itself does not move, so I'd like to power it using an AC adapter instead of ...
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Options for powering Winter Holiday Train

Is there a way to make the Winter Holiday Train powered without the IR receiver or Remote Control? I only set it up at Christmas time and just want it to go around the track at the one speed. I want ...
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What is the Bluetooth PIN for the LEGO train PUP remote (88010)

I'd like to use the Powered Up train remote, #88010 as a simple controller (bang-bang only, obviously). It's Bluetooth, and it shows up as a device, but the PINs 0000 and 1234 don't appear to work. ...
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Are there any existing (or upcoming) aftermarket PoweredUp hubs?

I bought the Mindstorms v4 / advanced hub (in set 51515). It's a good set, and the Hub has some great features - notably a rechargeable battery, the ability to run "live" off of USB power, ...
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What internal electronics does the Control+ Technic Hub (88012) use?

I'm interested in comparing to the other Powered Up hubs, which are already documented here: Mindstorms v4 / spike prime What internal electronics do SPIKE Prime and Mindstorms v4 use? train 6AAA hub ...
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Technic Medium Hub - Supported Gestures of Gesture Recognition Sensor?

I am in process of writing a .NET library for PoweredUp and I am currently trying my luck with the Gesture sensor in the TechnicMediumHub (aka Control+ Hub). Below the dump of the Port(Mode)...
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The Powered Up app won't connect to my Technic Hub

I have recently bought a Technic Hub and four Powered Up L motors, but currently I only put two motors into the B and D ports of the hub. I downloaded the Powered Up app to a tablet and used the "...
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Interface A missing PCB

I have a Technic Interface A with the cables but lack the printed circuit board (PCB) for PC that I need to use it for automating my models. The card when it was for sale had markings of Lego 9771 and ...
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How deep can the axle go in the Powered Up L motor?

I am trying to make a MOC but I can't decide how long the axle could be so it can go fully into the motor but not extending out of the other side. Could you tell me how long the axle can go in?
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What is the power of Lego Powered Up motors (M, L, and XL) and the Move Hub motors?

I am trying to build a setup that includes two propellers that can pitch up and down. I am debating whether I should use two motor to power each propeller and the other two to act as servos for each ...
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Any way to get the current motor position or angle in WeDo 2 (when accessing hub via BLE protocol)?

I have managed to write a small C# program that lets me play around with the WeDo 2 hub. I can read sensor values or set the speeds of up to two connected WeDo motors independently (I am aware that ...
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