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How can the 42180 Mars Exploration Rover be motorized?

The 42180 Mars Exploration Rover has a sturdy Technic frame with plenty of empty space - how could it be fitted with driving and steering motors for remote-controlled driving?
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How to create a "return to steering system" without using LEGO Power Functions for Technic Cars?

I just bought a 42154 Ford GT, and I wanted to make it remote-controlled, but I only have 2 M-motors and an IR receiver. How do I create a return-to-center steering mod for my car?
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Is there any way to use electric pieces in Stud.io?

Also is the stack exchange meant for digital LEGO editors like Stud.io?
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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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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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App-Controlled Cat® D11 Bulldozer

I'm having a problem with the App-Controlled Cat® D11 Bulldozer (42131). The option Module 2 test has disappeared from the app. How do I get it back?
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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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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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EV3 with 6 motors

My son has made a crane with 6 EV3 motors connected to an EV3 hub. He's used ports A,B,C,D and 1,2. But two of them don't work. Are ports 1-4 just data ports for sensors, not motors? Is 4 the maximum ...
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How to get IR codes of Magformers RC? [closed]

Some of Magformers blocks comes with Remote Controller: The controller is lost. Is there any way to get RC codes to use with some universal remotes (for ex., with Moes UFO-R11 or with Android app ...
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IR remote 8879 - cannot control speed of the motor

I got the 7938 train set for my kid. I hook up the battery to the receiver and try the IR remote 8879 with it. The motor starts running/spinning, but I can not control the speed with the orange "...
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Is it possible to control the EV3 brick with a GUI on PC? If so hows the best way to go about it

I've been interested in controlling a machine remotely through a GUI and I am stuck in between picking Python or Java to do this project in but I also think the way I'm going about this would be all ...
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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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Looking for a PC controlled motor that allows for very small and precise movements

The image below is a LEGO specimen stage designed for a stereo microscope. I am looking for a recommendation for a PC controlled motors that allows for very small and precise movements. I want use ...
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How to fix the Lego Technic RC Stunt Racer (42095) set's turning drift?

I just finished the Lego 42095 Stunt Racer and noticed that there is a slight drift to the right when it drives forward. It works fine in reverse mode - reverses in a straight line. Any suggestions, ...
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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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Can I control PF M-motor with PF train controller?

Can I control Power Functions M-motor from 8293 set with remote control from 60051 train set? It seems from the picture, that the sockets fit into each other. So if I have the train set, and want to ...
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Xbox to Robot Inventor?

Is it possible to connect an Xbox controller directly to the Lego Robot Inventor(51515) intelligent brick?
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Motorized Excavator (8043) set alternatives

I'm on the search for a motorised excavator set and have the 8043 in mind. It is now retired and no longer available. Are there any alternative currently available sets? I have looked at a few options ...
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Will non-Lego remote controls work with Lego IR receivers?

I bought a KAZI model of a Chinese bullet train CRH400F a month back and want to use a remote control. I bought an IR receiver and remote control, but the other IR receiver is lost in the post. So I'm ...
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Can you remotely control Lego Education WeDo 2.0 creations using the WeDo app?

I wonder if the WeDo 2.0 app has remote control capabilities or is it only about programming the creations and then running the programs?
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Why doesn't my LEGO Micropython remote control program work?

I am writing an EV3 micropython program meant to test my remote, but it does not work. When I run it, I see no errors at all. Instead, I just see a "play" symbol and the program continuously ...
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How to Motorise 42111 Dom's Charger Technic

I just received the 42111 Dom's Charger set as a gift, and I was wondering whether it could be motorised and RC controlled? A part list would be great as I don't own any Power Function parts. Cheers ...
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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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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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8386 Ferrari F1 Racer convert to an RC

Help convert 8386 Ferrari F1 Racer to an RC
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Is it possible to use multiple IR beacons on different channels to control EV3?

One IR beacon has very few buttons and I would like to buy additional beacons and use them simultaneously to be able to control more channels. I can't find any information if this setup will work. ...
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Power Function IR Remote always emitting after putting batteries

My PF IR remote led indication light is constantly on after I put in new batteries. It stay on without me touching anything. A quick check with my phone camera showed that the IR emitter is emitting. ...
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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 synchronized transmission, shifted by a PF M-motor. Everything is fine except for one thing, the transmission driving ring is ...
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Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - ideas for a car / vehicle to choose

I am starting a project - Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - and now I need some ideas for a car / vehicle to choose. This project starts out as a quest to find a way to combine the ease of LEGO Technic ...
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Has Anyone Motorized Ocean Explorer Set #42064?

Me gustaría saber si tiene alguien monitorizado motorized el LEGO Technic - Explorador oceánico 42064 y si es así si alguien podría pasarme las instrucciones? Muchas gracias! Google Text Translated: ...
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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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How to instruct Mindstorms EV3 from PC conditionally?

I want to direct my LEGO Mindstorms EV3 creature from my PC conditionally (ev3dev, Python). The idea is that the program runs on the computer, collects real-time data from different sources, processes ...
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Can I use two remote-controlled LEGO Tracked Racers 42065 simultaneously?

I want to buy two sets of the LEGO Tracked Racer 42065 so that my children can play together. I can't tell if they would be able to use the racers simultaneously. Are the IR receivers multi-channel? ...
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Can anyone identify this dark grey remote control and receiver with yellow and orange buttons?

Does anybody have an idea where this remote control and receiver are originally from:
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EV3 does not react to Bluetooth commands after 1.7 seconds

Short description: I want to send commands via Bluetooth to an EV3 brick from a Linux computer. I use python to send bytecodes via Bluetooth and not any EV3-specific software Pairing the device was ...
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Two separate functions of 5282 RC remote?

Given the RC set of 5282 and 6272c01 below: Is there a solution to use the two paddles that command the auxiliary output of the receiver for different functions? For reference, see this at 1:45. ...
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Sensor usage during manual control

I created a design challenge where students will use their touch sensor and ev3 brick to play a game of freeze tag. Is it possible to have a program where they can manually control their robot via ...
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My 9398 crawler going in reverse way

I built 9398 crawler set and everything seemed OK. However, when I moved the RC tumbler up, the crawler went back, and when I moved it down, the crawler went forward. On the battery box I saw ...
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How can I combine multiple PF XL Motors [duplicate]

I have built an enormous and heavy Lego RC tank, driven by 2 XL Motors, connected to a subtractor, one motor is for steering, the other is for propulsion. Despite having already geared down the motors ...
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What is the function of this device? What kit? Black remote with 5 buttons and 3 AAA batteries?

Some kind of IR device #s on cover 41305 #s on outside case 4252 LEDs appear to be IR transmitter and receiver. Red and white LEDs also seen.
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Problem with the range for controlling Sunset Cruiser 8676

Does anyone know why the Sunset Cruiser 8676 only works when the antennas are about 12" or closer together? Any farther apart and it doesn't run. It has fresh batteries. Any help would be appreciated....
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Turn on LEGO Mindstorms robot remotely

I'm thinking to build a robot using either NXT or EV3, then I can control it remotely via WiFi or Bluetooth from my office! It's not difficult to write the controlling codes, but how can I turn the ...
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IR protocol for Duplo RC Dozer (2949)

Does anyone know where to find the IR protocol for Duplo RC Dozer (2949)? I have the RC Dozer and no remote and wanted to use a universal remote to control it.
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Lego® Train 60051 alternate IR remote

I live in Uganda and purchased the LEGO High-Speed Passenger Train (60051) for my two sons. I am wanting to know if anyone knows of a different remote control that I can use besides the brick remote ...
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Why is the LEGO IR Receiver V2 not widely produced? Or are they?

Basically, there are 2 different major versions of the LEGO IR Receiver, the unmarked V1 and the labeled V2. I've also read somewhere there was also a small hardware upgrade to the V1 Receiver at some ...
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Problem with running two XL motors

We are trying to run our Grand Prix racing car on the IR remote control and would like to use two PF XL motors for the drive. One motor works fine on its own, but when both are connected, they stop ...
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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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LEGO remote control 8879 for 2016 Winter Train not working

I purchased parts 8879+8884+88000+88002 to power the new Winter Holiday Train. Fresh out of the package the remote controller 8879 does not make contact with the positive end of the battery. Thanks ...
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Cargo Train Deluxe (7898) not running [duplicate]

I was working with the main locomotive of set 7898. I put brand new batteries in both the controller and locomotive but for some reason every time I press the button to turn on the train, the red ...
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