The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.
4

Regarding the Bushings, I think the loss of their gripping/clutching power has less to due with a phantom cloning agent, and more to due with the quality of the official LEGO piece, and how plastic degrades over time. My collection has Bushings that are weak too, but its due to age (over 25+ years) and normal play. Mine are not clones. Now the issue with ...


2

There's lots of third party SENSORS to attach (see very helpful list from Philo), but I found it hard to find any info on third party MOTORS to connect to EV3. Pretty much only the mindsensors.com extensions to connect RC servos and position encoding adapters to slap on power function lego motors. So I took to the LEGO hardware documentation and put together ...


1

As MindS1 mentioned, I2C on the EV3 is a bit limited, so it really depends on what device you are connecting. There isn't really a way to tell if a device will work or not besides just trying it out. Even if it "meets the specs", there can still be timing issues that cause problems. Dexter Industries has a nice blog post about connecting EV3 to an Arduino ...


1

Yes, Mindstorms is incredibly hackable. You can use whatever 3rd-party analog, I2C, or UART devices you want with the EV3 brick. According to the hardware developer kit documentation: The EV3 platform supports the same level of I2C communication as MINDSTORMS NXT. This means that system support a maximum of 9600 bit/s and maximum 32 bytes communication ...


1

In addition to these helpful answers, I'd like to add that the reason there are so many 3rd party devices and options is because the NXT supports an incredibly wide variety of electronic and data protocols. The NXT can directly interact with sensors over: - Bluetooth SPP - RS-485 (only on Port 4) - I2C - Analog So pretty much any robotics/hobbyist ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible