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Questions tagged [remote-control]

Controlling LEGO creations remotely.

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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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EV3 does not react to commands (sent via bluetooth) 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 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. It everything ok, but when I move on RC tumbler up - crawler goes back and when I move down crawler goes forward. On the battery box I see tumbler I changed its position - ...
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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? Thanks for any help given

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 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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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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Running Power Functions Train Without IR Receiver/Remote

I recently bought 10254 Winter Holiday Train and wanted to get it running around the provided circle of track. I was wondering if there is any way to do this without incorporating the IR receiver and ...
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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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What LEGO Power Function parts do I need to make an RC car?

I'd like to make a remote control LEGO car with steering and forward/back functionality. Looking at the LEGO Power function parts I'm assuming I need the following: A battery (8881 or 8878) A motor ...
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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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Why remote controls are seldom used in technic sets?

(As of Jul 2016) According to this, it mention that currently there are a total of 376 technic sets. However, this information mention that only 6 of them have the remote control function. (This means ...
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Is there on/off function on the 8879 IR SPEED REMOTE CONTROL?

Hi… Just got 8879 IR Speed Remote Control yesterday. Does it have an on/off switch? We don't see one.
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How to Motorize the LEGO Mars Rover

I am looking for some suggestions. My daughter is building the Mars Rover set (go here for the details: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=98222) for a presentation at school and I ...
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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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How do I make a remote control car without LEGO motors?

I have no LEGO motors In my collection, what are some household materials I can use?
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How did the LEGO 7862 Remote Controlled Decoupling and Signal work?

I've never seen this set in person, although it appears occasionally in 12V Lego train system images. I've never seen it used, or described. How did the LEGO 7862 Remote Controlled Decoupling and ...
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Is it possible to run more than two remote control trains on one track?

My son has two passenger trains and a lego cargo train. We can get two trains running on the track using one remote. But how do you operate a third train? We do have other remotes which came with ...
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Can I Conect 2 NXTs so that they work together?

I am building up a robot and I want to use 2 NXT connected together because I need more than 3 ports A,B,C. So my question here is: When I write the code, is there anything different I have to do? ...
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EV3 RMIregulatedMotor Regulation Problems

I have problem with regulation of the motor when I control EV3 with Bluetooth. Here is the code: RemoteEV3 ev3 = new RemoteEV3("10.0.1.1"); ev3.setDefault(); RMIRegulatedMotor leftMotor = ev3....
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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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EV3 bluetooth controller for mac

Is there a suitable EV3 controller for mac? It should be a compatible alternative from the official EV3 controller in the iOS app store or google play.
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List of Lego Technic sets with remote controller?

I am interested in buying a set with motors (etc) with a remote controller. Is there a website that allows to search with this conditions? Official website is pretty bad. I have found the Lego ...
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How does the remote control on the 9398 4X4 Crawler work?

Been looking for a good option for creating a remote control car but it seems Lego released an "official" way via the 9398 4X4 Crawler but it's expensive. How does it work? And that's really two ...
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Is it possible to connect an RCX to an iOS device?

I have an RCX and want to know if it's possible to connect it to an iOS device. If this is possible, how do I do it?
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What IR Codes are the Power Function remotes sending to the receiver?

The PF IR Speed Remote Control (the train one) is "7 speeds" but as I turn the dial to make it go faster it's hard to tell what speed it's at. I wonder if I could setup my programmable remote so that ...
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Does the Power Functions IR Remote Control 8885 make a good remote for a car?

I have the Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control 8879 and it's great for, well, the train it came with and maybe other applications where you don't need precise control. 8885 looks like it would ...
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How can I wirelessly connect the NXT and an iOS device?

I've seen videos around YouTube (like this one for a car) that show an ability to control a Mindstorms set via iOS (either iPhone or iPod Touch). I am just getting started with Mindstorms, but find ...
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What are the best options for building a LEGO RC car?

I would like to build a remote controlled car. And if someone already has a good solution for that I would be glad to try it. It's been a while since I had the time and material to build some LEGO ...