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Could Microsoft MakeCode be an alternative to the EV3 program?

Is it possible to use Microsoft MakeCode for the EV3 as an alternative to the widely used EV3 program by LEGO? What are the benefits and drawbacks?
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What kind of software can I use to design LEGO MOCs?

What kind of software can I use to design LEGO MOCs? I hear the LDD is not so good to use so is there alternative software I can use?
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Where do I get PDF instructions for LEGO builds that were only in software, like NXT as of 2019?

LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547) stored almost all of its build instructions in the associated software. LEGO no longer supports the software for modern Mac OS X. I can not find build instructions for ...
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Does LEGO no longer support NXT 2.0 at all?

I am running Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina) and the EV3 software can't detect my NXT 2.0 using USB.
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How to import file to Mindstorm Programmer?

I got a Mindstorm set a year ago and I stumbled across a build which looked really cool! I finished the building part then I downloaded the program file but I couldn’t import it. I have a MacBook with ...
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Coloring Multiple Bricks in LEGO Digital Draw

I made the mistake of not coloring as I went while building a large object in LEGO Digital Designer. I don't want to spend hours coloring each individual brick. Is there a way I can box select the ...
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EV3-specific bricks missing from Lego Digital Designer 4.3.11 (Win)?

I have LDD on my Mac and have used it to create EV3 models (like an FLL robot, or a Lego dot-matrix printer). Recently, I purchased a cheap Windows laptop for use by a FLL team. After twice ...
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LEGO Digital Designer does not to connect to the Internet on Win10 laptop

I just installed on a MSI laptop running Windows 10 Ver. 1803 with a gigabyte internet connection (960mps upload 950mps download). Every time I start up the application, it immediately displays a ...
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How to make an object glow in Studio (Bricklink)

Is there a way to add glow color to objects in the Studio Bricklink? The thing I am trying to do is to make a glowing bulb so I can have it as a light source in enclosed areas (Like a room) and have ...
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Is there a “software” which find alternate models for owned sets?

I know for example the catalog of bricklink and now I wonder if there is a software which can calculate from the inventory lists which other models one can build with an owned set? To more detail: If ...
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Can video files created using the LEGO Movie Maker app be accessed directly?

I recently created a video with my son using the LEGO Movie Maker app. I couldn't find a way to export the raw video files out of the app. Is this possible?
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Submodel does not show properly in LPub3D

I am new to digital LEGO models and building instructions with LPub3D. In order to find my way around submodels I have created this very simple dummy ldraw model: 0 FILE new model.ldr 0 Name: new ...
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How to include submodel into main model in LeoCAD?

In LeoCAD I can create multiple submodels. But how do I merge them or integrate one into the other? The release notes suggest that this is possible, but I can't seem to find out or find resources ...
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iNXTG app programming NXT from ipad

I'm trying to find the old iNXTG to program NXT bricks via iPad but it is no longer available in the Apple Store. Does anyone know if there exists an archive for programs like that? The problem is ...
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Is there a Ubuntu LEGO manual creator?

Is there a good LEGO instructions manual creator for Ubuntu? I can't seem to find one. Also, are there any online ones?
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Where to place your own ldraw pars

I just started designing LEGO instructions. I used LeoCAD to built the model and Web Lic to create the instructions. Being a Linux developer, Windows is hard to use and access. It seems bricks ...
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How to distinguish official LEGO mini movies from non-official movies?

My sons (7 and 4.5 years old) love watching LEGO city mini movies on YouTube. They love watching all kinds of LEGO city mini movies, such as: Arctic Explorers The Escape From Prison Island ...
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Mindstorms Chromebook app Stuck in Zoomed-Out Position

We are using the LEGO Mindstorms app on Chromebooks. Our test program got zoomed-out to the point of being too small to read. The remainder of the screen is normal sized. We've tried using 2 fingers ...
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Why does the Gyro Sensor not work correctly in Virtual Robotics Toolkit?

I somehow found out about Virtual Robotics Toolkit and when I did, I decided that it would be great software to use for Lego League. Later in my research, I found that it automatically had the newest ...
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How can I find overlapping bricks in LeoCAD?

I've just started using LeoCAD to generate instructions for a model I want to share. I've been able to get it working despite the sparse tutorials. But in looking at my results so far I see that I'...
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App (Win/Android) for managing Lego sets

I'm looking for an app to keep track of my Lego sets. For my DVDs/BRs I'm using DVD Profiler: Desktop application (Win 7+) Android/iOS app They sync by using a single account But you can use all the ...
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How to visually search for specific parts in a 3D model?

For an missed/loose piece that needs to be reattached, I plan to check all the steps where the piece was used. If I can also get an overview of the possible piece locations from the existing 3D models,...
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Is there any software for designing and testing Technic mechanisms?

I'm finding Technic parts can be challenging sometimes, and the costs can be high. Is there any 3d design software that can help with designing before I decide to buy the parts?
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Compare part lists

I've created a moc using Stud.io, bought the pieces and built it. Since it was unstable I've changed the model in Stud.io, and now I would like to buy just the pieces I've added. I could compare both ...
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How to use the direct command to make ev3 motor backward?

I write the java language. I use ev3 direct command make ev3 motor to run, example: "opOUTPUT_POWER,LC0(0),LC0(0x01),LC0(20), opOUTPUT_START,LC0(0),LC0(0x01)" In this case, the power is 20 so I ...
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Is there a rock wall generator?

In Lego store, and on many photos on the Internet, I've seen vertical "rocky" walls made of slopes and simple 2x1 bricks. For example this one. Is there a software that would take wall length and ...
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Which of the LEGO Mindstorms 9797 (NXT Education base set) Software is compatible with Windows 10

I have LEGO Mindstorms NXT 9797 and downloaded the following Windows PC Versions: NXT Edu 2.1F6 PC App ---Education Version NXT Ret 2.0F5 PC App ---Home Version Which one of these are compatible ...
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Can the BrickStore part database be updated?

Is there a way to update BrickStore database with new element numbers, sets, and pictures of the elements? How would you do this?
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What is the LEGO EV3 rpf file?

I read the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Communication Developer Kit's document. I have a question in 4.2.1 (Start program “Demo” on EV3 brick) it is mentioned "The file-extension is "rpf" and NOT "rbf", so ...
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amazon.fr hints that the Boost app will be available on phones?

At this moment (end of the year, 2017), the description for Lego Boost on the french amazon site includes the notice: Enfin, l'application sera également disponible sur smartphones dès les ...
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Lego Mindstorms education NXT 9797 software for a Mac laptop [duplicate]

Where can I find the software for a MacBook Air for the 9797 Lego Mindstorms Education NXT Base set?
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How do I have an else in conjunction with an if statement with two conditions?

I can't find a way to emulate an AND statement in a switch statement: if (angle >= 10 and angle <= 30) ;// do smth else ; // this is what I want Until now, I just nested two if ...
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EV3 brick Bluetooth connection error

I’m unable to pair the ev3 brick to our iPad mini. Both see each other but I keep getting this error on the ipad, Connection Unsuccessful, make sure ev3 is turned on and in range. And the ev3 shows a ...
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How to load an RCX from a modern system?

I recently bought a new in box 1.5 Mindstorms kit featuring the RCX. My computer unfortunately does not have a 9-pin connection, and the software does not appear to work on Windows 10. Short of buying ...
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NXT Mindstorms software glitch

My FLL team was doing some practice programming exercises this morning. One group wrote a program using color sensors, no issue. The next group opened a new program window and attempted to open a ...
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Does there exist software to test the strength of a designed LEGO model?

I would like to build furniture (chair, table,...) out of LEGO blocks. For this purpose it would be good to be able to test the amount of force a certain LEGO design is able to withstand. I would like ...
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NXT 1.0 software issue

I am an educator with 33 Mindstorm NXT 1.0 computers. We are a Mac school and are running El Capitan (OS 10.11). Two questions... Is it possible to download the 1.0 software to our Macs? Has there ...
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What is the best way to program Mindstorms EV3?

I'm just starting to use the LEGO Mindstorms EVE robot and I'm a bit hesitant which way to choose for programming: the official graphic software or any alternative (preferably the Linux based ev3dev)? ...
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What set is this remote from?

This is what the front looks like: This is what the back looks like, I'm 90% sure it says 4272 at the top: This is the remote control of a set I got ages ago, when I was still a little boy. I lost ...
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LEGO Mindstorms IDE on macOS flickering

I experience a screen flickering in the LEGO Mindstorms program on macOS when the mouse pointer is moved across the window. The screen flickering is present for all normal users but not the ...
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I'm looking for a good LEGO Modeling Program

I've seen people use those programs that model out your own LEGO design so you and others can see how it would look. Can I get a list of a few? Free and safe are preferable. Thanks!
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Mindstorm 2.0 & Chromebook?

We have a Mindstorms 2 (not the new one, last gen) and chromebooks... can we use the current software (EV3?) on our old Mindstorm brick? If not, will the old software run on our chromebooks to ...
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Lego Mindstorms RCX RIS 2.0 IR tower Windows 10 64-bit driver

I found this question: Lego Mindstorms RCX RIS 2.0 IR tower Windows 7 / Windows XP driver and I wanted to ask if someone found a solution. But due to my lack of reputation I couldn't create a ...
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Does the Mindstorms EV3 software work on macOS Sierra?

I guess this is a continuation of these two questions: Does the Mindstorms EV3 software run on OS X El Capitan? Is the LEGO Midstorms EV3 software compatible with OS X yosemite? macOS Sierra was ...
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Where can I obtain the software called “Instructor”?

The instructions on JK Brickworks state (boldface mine): Publishing was done using Instructor version 1.6 However, if I search the Internet, the only pertinent results are the aforementioned ...
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Where can I find a copy of read_binvox.cc

Can you upload your read_binvox.cc please? I tried to find out some on the net but at each time I would like to paste the program on my code blocks the program had an error (0xc000007b).
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Where can I download the LEGO RCX 2.0 programming software for Windows 7?

Can someone point me to an active download location of the RCX 2.0 programming software for Windows 7? Thanks!
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How would one add custom made 3rd party pieces to LEGO Digital Designer?

There are a number of producers of custom LEGO compatible pieces, how would one add such a custom piece to the LDD software?
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How can an EV3 motor “remember” it's starting position?

I am currently working on a project that uses large motors. I want the project to return to a "starting position" (0,0,0) at the touch of a button so that it can be used multiple (identical) times. ...
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LEGO Model to 3D Converter

I've created a LEGO figure using a great number of ball joints for maximum flexibility. The pre-finalized version of this model, before I got the legs working the way I wanted them, is shown in this ...