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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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Technic Medium Hub - What is the difference between Voltage L and S?

As a computer science with limited Electrical Engineering Knowledge, I wonder what the VLT L and VLT S modes (and the Current counterparts) in the TechnicMediumHub (Control+ Hub) Voltage device are? I ...
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How to dump the firmware from the SPIKE Prime (and Mindstorms v4)?

I'm interested in tinkering with the micropython filesystem and/or firmware in the SPIKE Prime hub and was wondering: How to dump the firmware from the SPIKE Prime hub? Is there an online resource ...
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How to dump the micropython filesystem from the SPIKE Prime (and Mindstorms v4)?

I'm interested in tinkering with the micropython filesystem and/or firmware in the SPIKE Prime hub and was wondering: How to dump the micropython filesystem from the SPIKE Prime hub? Is there an ...
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Is it possible to non-destructively open the SPIKE Prime smart hub?

I'm referring to this part from SPIKE Prime: Note that this is the same hub that will be used in Mindstorms Inventor. There are four Torx screws on the back side that can be accessed by removing the ...
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What is inside the Technic Powered Up XL motor?

What components are inside the new Technic Powered Up XL motor? Is it the same as the PF XL motor, except with a different connector?
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60197 Passenger Train control problem

Weird problem here. My son has had the 60197 train for about a year and I decided to try out the powered-up app for the first time today. After what seemed to be some kind of software update, which ...
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Can Lego Remote Control 88010 control Lego Technic Hub 88012?

I have been exploring the new Bluetooth Technic smart hubs with the Control+ app and PoweredUp app. I would like to also use a physical remote. I have the Technic smart hubs that come with the ...
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LEGO Powered Up substitution for Power Functions Motor Set 8293

We have a Volvo EW160E, for which the product description says Upgrade with the 8293 LEGO Power Functions motor set (not supplied) for a fully motorised boom and working lights. Well, looks like ...
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LEGO train 60198 isn't working

Battery box on my LEGO train 60198 is flashing green and orange, then after few seconds it suddenly turns off itself. I've tried resetting it by pushing the button on the train until it turns purple,...
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Adding custom / recorded sounds for power-up

The Powered Up application offers many more sounds than the BOOST app, but the later allows for recording of extra sounds... How could someone add / record custom sounds for powered-up App?
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Alternative to LEGO CONTROL+ app

My son just received the Liebherr R 9800 excavator 42100 LEGO set. It would seem the Control+ app that is recommended for it simply won't work. It doesn't even connect to the blocks. What are the ...
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How can I get a Powered Up motor to run without using a hub?

I'm mainly taking part in LEGO events as part of a Great Ball Contraption exhibit. Most of the modules I make, and that's true for a lot of other builders, are purely mechanical in nature and driven ...
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Can the Powered Up Remote (latest train version) pair with the Boost Move Hub?

I've got the latest Powered Up remote, I was hoping it would pair with the Move Hub instead of using the Boost App. At the moment it doesn't want to pair.
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Does Powered Up provide a rechargable battery box?

The older Power Functions electrical system includes the option to purchase a lithium ion rechargeable battery box. Is something like this available for the newer Powered Up system?
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Can two Powered Up train motors 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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Two LEGO Powered Up engines with reverse direction

I have 2 LEGO 60197 City Passenger Trains and I would like to attach both sets together and run them on the same channel. The problem with the current disposition of the bogies is that reversing the ...
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Can you print a LEGO Powered Up connector with a 3D printer?

Has anyone ever printed a LEGO Powered Up connector with a 3D printer? Currently, I'm using a modified SATA adapter for some LED lights on my train.
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Multiple Powered Up trains on 1 Bluetooth controller?

My daughter got a Passenger Train for Christmas and I converted one of my old 9v trains to run using the powered up system. Is it possible to run the 2 trains independently or concurrently (preferably ...
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Where can I find documentation on the LEGO Wireless Protocol for Powered Up devices?

LEGO BOOST and LEGO Powered Up Smart Hubs use Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate to apps. Where can I find documentation on the communication protocol so that I can build my own app for these devices?...
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Has anyone tried putting the Powered Up system in the Christmas train?

Just wondering if anyone has taken the powered-up ("Power Functions 2.0") Bluetooth system out of the Cargo Train 60198 or Passenger Train 60197 sets and put it in the Winter Holiday Train set 10254?
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Can several users control one Powered Up train using different devices?

According to this review of the new 60197 passenger train you can only have one Bluetooth thing talk to the new LEGO battery box at a time. The new Power Up system as it currently appears in this ...
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Are there Powered Up compatible connectors available?

I'm interested in experimenting with custom LEGO Powered Up peripherals. Are there connectors available that I can use to interface with the hub?
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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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Power Function 2.0 Pin out [duplicate]

Does anyone have the pin out spec for Power Functions 2.0? Have tried Google and Lego Ed for answers Is there a source for the connector and receptacle? I could not find any data on the connector
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What is inside the LEGO Powered Up M motor?

What is inside the M motor in the new Powered Up system? How is it different from the older Power Functions motor?
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LEGO Power Function PF 2.0 specification

Does anyone have the new Power Function 2.0 specification or pin out?
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Stacking motors on the Powered Up hub or Boost hub

The way the Boost/Powered Up connectors are designed, it's not possible to have multiple motors on the same output of a hub like it was possible with 9V or Power functions. However, since I only want ...
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Hacking the Bluetooth motor in the motorized LEGO® DC Super Heroes 76112 App-Controlled Batmobile

I'd like to hack the receiver / motor so I can control it from my Mac (or a PC if there is no other way). Recently LEGO released an app-controlled Batmobil - product detailed are here: https://shop....
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Are there active electronics in basic Powered Up motors?

Powered Up is a more advanced system than the Power Functions system that it is replacing. Does each component contain active electronics that identify it to the hub that it is connected to?
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What electronics are inside the LEGO Powered Up hub?

I'm curious what the internals of the new Powered Up hub look like? What components are inside?
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Extra pieces in 76112 Batmobile

I've been building the new app-controlled Batmobile. As far as I can tell, step 34 shows many more elements in the parts list than are actually used in the build. What is going on here?
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Is there an API for the Duplo 10874 train set?

I intend to buy this train set for my daughter. Apparently, the locomotive can communicate with an app via a bluetooth connection. My question is: is there any documentation available so that I can ...
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Can the Powered Up app be used to directly control the Boost Move Hub?

I have the LEGO Boost kit, and I'm wondering if I can control it directly using the Powered Up app rather than programming it using the Boost app. Is this possible?
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Are there additional motors and/or sensors that can be used to extend LEGO Boost?

What extra motors and sensors can be bought to extend the LEGO Boost (17101) set? I have heard the WeDo motors have the same connector but not if they are compatible with the Boost hub. Are they ...
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How many and what kind of batteries are needed for LEGO Powered Up?

I'm considering picking up one of the Powered Up train sets. What kind of batteries does the included Powered Up remote control system use?
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What is the range of the LEGO Powered Up remote control system?

I'm curious how far I will be able get away from my creation before the remote and/or smart device is no longer able to control it.
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How do I connect the LEGO Powered Up remote control?

I'm trying to use the Powered Up remote control to control my new train set, but it doesn't seem to work. Is there some process that I need to follow to connect or pair the remote with the Smarthub?
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How many motors can be controlled using the Powered Up system?

I'm wondering how many motors I can control at the same time using the LEGO Powered Up system? What components are required to make this work?
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Does my child need a smart device to control LEGO Powered Up train sets?

The first two Powered Up train sets can be controlled with smart devices (phone, tablet, etc). Is this required to control the trains?
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What internal electronics does LEGO Boost use?

What specific electronic components are present inside the Boost Move Hub?
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What are the electrical properties of electric LEGO systems?

Several electric LEGO systems exist: LEGO Trains LEGO Technic Power Functions (PF) LEGO Mindstorms (in several versions) ...? How do these systems differ in electrical properties and which systems ...
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