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Step 160 on carousel 10257

I'm struggling with step 160 where I use white "hinge" connectors to connect the carousel platform sections. It seems to create too much pressure and the platform breaks apart. Grateful for any tips.
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Can anyone identify the brand of this non-LEGO brick

Hi folks I was hoping someone out there may recognise the brand of this block I found in the garden. I have been searching but the closest I can find are Locblocks - however this appears to have a ...
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Replace Battery in LEGO Dino Attack Light-Up T-Rex Head?

Is it possible to replace the battery of the LEGO Dino Attack T-Rex heads? There's a button on the top of the head that makes the eyes and tongue light up red. There doesn't seem to be any obvious ...
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Where does the EV3 software store its crash reports?

I cannot find where the crash reports generated by my EV3 software are stored. I have looked where it tells me to, but I can't find any.
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Building instructions: Robot Spider Pen by Ricardo Oliveira

Some time ago I found the following youtube video by Ricardo Oliveira of a small NXT plotter that crawls over a whiteboard. It has two strings that can be shortened through coils and with this, it ...
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How to build an arch that is angled out of Lego?

I am currently working on a MOC for the USS Orville and I am trying to figure out the engines. I have gone through a couple of iterations on my current version, but it always buckles under its own ...
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Ordering of Pages in Printed LEGO Catalogues

While looking at some of the scanned LEGO catalogues on BrickSet, I have noticed that the UK catalogues (at least the ones I looked into) seem to be ordered "backwards" compared to what I'm used to ...
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String thickness comparison

I am currently working on a project which uses a massive array of strings linking little levers. I am currently using the "thin" type string as it is the only type I have, but I am running into ...
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Compatibility of maxi sized mega blocks

Maxi-size mega blocks are larger then duplo. As far as I can tell they have 2x the stud pitch and much larger studs. What if-any compatibility is there between the maxi-sized mega blocks and either ...
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RCX + java + usb-to-serial

I am trying to get an old RCX working with leJOS. I already have it working with NQC and BricxCC. While NCQ/BricxCC seems to recognize my usb-to-serial (which appears as "COM5" to the OS), the leJOS ...
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Daisy chaining EV3 with RobotC

I'm trying to run EV3 programs with RobotC and trying run on EV3 Daisy Chaining. I have three independent EV3 bricks labelled A,B,C. I want, according to the color reading by the color sensor on ...
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LEGO turing machine using Rascal

I followed the instructions on LEGO Turing Machine and succeeded to build it. Next I've tried and failed to program it using NXT Mindstorm GUI. The site mentions a Rascal framework, but it doesn't ...
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Read power usage and respond when motor is straining

Is there a way to know if the drive wheels are "straining", like when locked up with an opposing bot? This is for a Lego sumo bot using the Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Core Set (EV3 Large Motor ...
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Capture video stream from LEGO Studio Camera (Logitech USB webcam) in ev3dev?

Once upon a time, LEGO made a digital camera for the LEGO Studios and Mindstorms line. Internally it's an old USB Logitech repackaged in a LEGO housing. It could also be used with the old LEGO ...
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Grey Clone-Brand Brick With a Single Short Tube on the Bottom?

I've had this brick for a while, and I've long wondered what it is. It's a LEGO-compatible 2x4 brick, colored almost exactly the same as the old medium grey. There are no identifying marking, and the ...
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EV3 Brick and Commander app bluetooth disconnecting

On OSX on an iPad, we're having an issue with the EV3 Brick and Commander app bluetooth connection constantly disconnecting. The brick just stops responding, so we turn the brick off to disconnect and ...
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Which Lego set has had the most Easter Eggs?

With the release of the new Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (set: 71043) has 6,020 pieces. I believe this a subtle reference (Easter egg) to the Lego set 6020, one of the first sets to ever have a ...
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Are there any Open-Source bricks projects for robotics?

I mean some bricks like Lego/Meccano with a community like Instructables site, those share their models and robots with others. Also the 3D models of bricks(in solidworks format for example) are free ...
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Ev3 spik3r mission 2 doesn't move

So I was building Spik3r and I thought I got mission 2 completed. Wheels are turning, legs are moving but the robot just does not move. It looks like the small wheels should be moving the robot but ...
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Can I use EV3 with a TETRIX motor?

What program can I use to control a TETRIX motor through the LEGO EV3? I've heard that RobotC currently cannot be used for this. Has NI released a Labview version which I can use to control TETRIX ...
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RCX 1.0 downloaded firmware successfully with RIS 2.0 but does not run any program

I have installed correctly the RIS 2.0 in an old laptop running Windows XP and I successfully downloaded the firmware through the RIS 2.0 to the RCX 1.0, following the standard setup instructions. ...
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How can you get the pipes on Steamboat Willie to work reliably?

We recently began building 21317 Steamboat Willie. We've got it mostly built, but the pipes keep getting stuck. The rear one works, but the front one keeps getting stuck up and won't go down. We've ...
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MindSqualls - can I connect more than one NXT brick using USB?

To access my NXT brick connected via USB with the MindSqualls library, I do the following: var brick = new McNxtBrick(NxtCommLinkType.USB, 0); The 0 is serialPortNr. If I were to buy a second NXT ...
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Rearing off to the left without telling it to

I've started to build a robot, but when it drives it veers off to the left even though I'm just telling it to go straight. I think I need to do something to the motors but I don't know what or how. I'...
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Is this an early Duplo mini figure?

Just wondering if you have ever seen this figure before? https://imgur.com/a/KtGGSBa I've had it since I was a kid in the early 80's, and it's always lived with my lego (which was mostly hand-me-...
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Improving EV3 Screen Readability

I often have a hard time reading the EV3’s LCD display. I presume that I’m not the only one who has experienced this issue. Is there a way to improve its readability? For example, are there any good ...
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Narrow gauge train wheels metal axle?

Anyone know some way, (or someone that makes a mod) to make narrow gauge wheels that actually roll fast? Something similar to the metal axle trucks that are used for standard gauge trains.
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Where is an instruction sheet for Ausini set 25418 guitar?

I bought an Ausini brick set AUS-25418, which is a guitar, however as cheap as it was the price, it didn't have the building instructions, at least it looks like no piece bags or stickers are missing. ...
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How many rotations or degrees do you need to turn your robot?

I have an EV3 Home edition. I have made a tribot. Two main motors for the wheels and a caster in the back. To complete a full turn in place I need to set the rotations to 2.32 or 835 degrees. Does ...
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Lego EV3 simulator and programming

I've been searching and testing for hours. There is little information on this subject though. I have some specific requirements for a Lego EV3 simulator and programming environment. I do not want to ...
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Lego magnet strength

Some questions about these magnets: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=73092 I'd like to know roughly how much weight two of those could lift or what force is needed to separate ...
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Is there an leJOS simulator for EV3?

I found this but this seems to be using their own library to control the EV3.
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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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How can I read NXT logfiles?

I used the logfile feature to collect light intensity values. How can I get a view to this data? On the NXT brick I only found: "delete" or "send" but not "show". I tried "send" when I had an USB ...
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Boosters from set 71214 don't fit

The booster pieces don't fit into their place on Benny's Dimensions set (71214). I'm talking about the bigger booster in the middle. This seems to be a really common problem, but is there a fix?
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Creating custom blocks using EV3 block developer kit

I am trying to develop a custom block using ev3 block development kit but i get nowhere. I created the XML files according to the documentation and the VIX file but it does not compile, I cannot ...
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Reading NXT Touch Sensor with Monobrick Communication Library

In my program, I need to detect if a touch sensor is activated. Here's some of my code: var nxt = new Brick<Sensor, Sensor, Sensor, Sensor>("usb"); nxt.Connection.Open(); nxt.Sensor1 = new ...
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Unable to turn on NXT. Completely Frozen

I recently downloaded a file on my NXT and when I used it, it didn't work. The motors started to make sounds like they were jammed, one stuck and now it won't even turn on. I tried the reset button ...
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Bluetooth connection to EV3 from Java on Linux/Android

I would like to connect to my EV3 from PC (and then Android) via Bluetooth. I was able to connect to NXT with LEGO-MINDSTORMS-MINDdroid which uses direct LCP commands but as far as I know the ...
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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 to pass an unknown type as a function parameter in NXC?

I was trying to do it as in a regular C, with void*, but it didn't work. Is it possible to pass it in NXC? If it is- how to do it?
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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 ...
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Sending Gcode to LEGO mindstorms x/y plotter?

I am building an x/y plotter out of LEGO Mindstorms. I would like it to read an SVG file on the EV3 brick, convert it to gcode, and draw the coordinates. How would I go about doing this?
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NXT (NXC) Programs are too slow

I am using Bricx Command Center to write some NXC code for a side project. I am working with the MindSqualls C# Library in Unity and am trying to figure out some ways to use the NXT robots in an event-...
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How to determine orientation of a EV3 gripper?

I have built the EV3 Gripper using the manual. I am programming an ev3 brick using ev3dev. I need to determine the angle/direction/orientation of the robot programmatically, before I can issue a ...
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HiTechnic Color Sensor analog

HiTechnic sales support said that HiTechnic color sensor hasn't been manifactured yet. Currently it's out of stock in HiTechnic shop. Is there any analog of this sensor except NXT/EV3 color sensors?
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What are the steps in installing the EV3 block developer Kit?

I've downloaded the block developer kit. How do I incorporated into my Mindstorms software?
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Unable to turn on the EV3

I just can not turn on the EV3 with the SD card. I only turned on it twice. The EV3 stops at [-leJOS EV3] UI and does not go to the next step. I charged the battery, reinstalled the software inside ...
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How do I control one EV3 using another through bluetooth and LabVIEW?

I have LabVIEW 2014 and I'd like to control make one EV3 move forward using another through bluetooth using LabVIEW, and I don't want to have to use the computer as a relay. How do I do this?
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Block Platform parameter is not instantiated in Simulink

I used Simulink to write a program for LEGO Midstorms NXT. I can post the design if needed. The problem is that when I want to run it on hardware, it gives the following error: Lego mindstorms NXT ...

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