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Where can I find documentation on the LEGO Wireless Protocol for Powered Up devices?

LEGO calls this communication protocol the "LEGO Wireless Protocol" (LWP). The documentation is publicly available at https://lego.github.io/lego-ble-wireless-protocol-docs/. There is also a GitHub ...
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Can I use the original Lego Boost to create the R2D2 droid set?

Theoretically possible, but I think you'll find that the droid set contains quite a bit of lego elements that are rather rare, and hence difficult to find in your own collection or from other sources ...
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How To Disassemble the LEGO Boost Hub?

Here's a YT vid on the disassembly, but the still picture shots with no commentary may not be what you need for a good walk-thru. I don't have a Hub, but wish we all had a pic to make sure we're ...
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How do I install the Lego BOOST software on a phone instead of a tablet?

You can install the software using an alternative App Store such as APKPure. You can alternatively download and install the APK and OBB files directly from various online sources as demonstrated in ...
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Is the LEGO BOOST kit compatible with EV3 or PowerFunctions motors and sensors?

While LEGO BOOST is compatible with the bricks from other sets, the motor, distance sensor, and Move Hub are not electrically compatible with current EV3 or PowerFunctions components. BOOST uses the ...
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What internal electronics does LEGO Boost use?

Here's what the main board in the Move Hub looks like from the top: And bottom: The Move Hub includes the following hardware: Motors The two built in motors are fairly standard DC motors. They ...
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Can the Powered Up app be used to directly control the Boost Move Hub?

As of the Powered Up app version 3.0, this is possible. Old answer: As of August 2018, this is not possible. However, TLG has stated that they plan to add more compatibility to the Powered Up system,...
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Which resistor value is used for which motor in Power Functions 2.0?

M Motor (Powered Up/WeDo 2.0) The M motor has a 2.2kΩ resistor between pins 5 and 6. Pin 6 is connected directly to pin 3. LED Lights I don't own any lights yet, but according to this post, they ...
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Are there additional motors and/or sensors that can be used to extend LEGO Boost?

I've tried attaching one of the Powered up motors from the batmobile set (76112) This motor looks identical to me as the WeDo motor (although brickset and bricklink don't list them as identical at the ...
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Is it possible to power Boost or Powered Up hubs using wall current instead of batteries?

This isn't possible out of the box, and there aren't currently any adapters available from TLG to support this as far as I know. I did come up with a modification to make this possible, though. My ...
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Which programming environments or APIs are available for the LEGO BOOST?

Boost and the other Powered Up components (the new City trains, the app-controlled batmobile, and WeDo 2.0) are controlled via Bluetooth. Any environment that can send bluetooth commands can be used ...
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What is the procedure for connecting PoweredUp remote to Boost motor brick?

This video from Hispabrick magazine demonstrates it perfectly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHv8or2GnFE PRESS and RELEASE the green buttons on both devices and WAIT until they connect, the lights ...
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Can the Powered Up Remote (latest train version) pair with the Boost Move Hub?

Since June 2019, this is possible. See here: https://www.hispabrickmagazine.com/content/2019/06/03/powered-up-ii-powered-up-ii-networks/ Look right at the bottom of the article. The latest ...
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Lego Boost app won't connect. What are my options?

I know this is long in the past, but I just had success today with being unable to connect from a tablet which had previously worked fine. At some point, the tablet had been upgraded (by accidentally ...
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Can LEGO Boost play custom audio files?

As far as I can tell, recordings from the tablet are the only way to use custom sounds at the moment. I imagine that the UI for a feature like this was deemed too complex for an app designed for ...
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Can Boost programs be transferred off the tablet / phone / PC?

This should be possible. On my Android device, the Boost files are located at Android/data/com.lego.boost.boost/files. There are subdirectories there for each model (Cat, Guitar, Vernie, etc). The ...
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Which programming environments or APIs are available for the LEGO BOOST?

Not C but you might take a look at https://github.com/JorgePe/pyb00st
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Which programming environments or APIs are available for the LEGO BOOST?

If you prefer C#, there a new lib on the block: SharpBrick.PoweredUp. While the Boost hub and motors are missing, the protocol is implemented. Your use case should be two minor contributions away. ...
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Stacking motors on the Powered Up hub or Boost hub

All you should have to do is connect pins 1 and 2 between the two motors. One motor will have all six wires connected and serve as the primary in order to give the hub something that it can properly ...
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Are there additional motors and/or sensors that can be used to extend LEGO Boost?

Lego now sell Boost compatible motors separately https://shop.lego.com/en-NZ/product/Medium-Linear-Motor-88008
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amazon.fr hints that the Boost app will be available on phones?

V1.4.4 on Apple App Store state “support for mobile phones”, and it does install fine on iPhones. Finally. V1.4.3 on the Google Play store also lists "support for mobile phones" in the "What's New" ...
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Lego Boost Variable setting

Looking at this site: https://legoboost.blogger.de/stories/2709388/ It is in German but I think this picture: is the important one. After these settings you have a global value in the white program ...
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amazon.fr hints that the Boost app will be available on phones?

Installs and seems to run on my smartphone (galaxy A5), but haven't opened my boost set yet to verify further. I think lego indeed recently started supporting smartphones.
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Is the LEGO BOOST kit compatible with EV3 or PowerFunctions motors and sensors?

While the Boost components use a different connectivity, there is potentially another way you can extend your EV3 set with the capabilities of Boost by having both communicate via Bluetooth. ...
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Can the Powered Up app be used to directly control the Boost Move Hub?

On February 2020, this has been possible for a while now, and have been playing with it. (Power Up app version 3.0)
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Lego Boost: how can I gain access to all the programming blocks?

Based on the link provided by @RSchulz, this is my current understanding of programming blocks availability in the Lego Boost app: There are two different types of canvas areas in which you can create ...
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Lego Boost: how can I gain access to all the programming blocks?

If memory serves, and according to this review on Tom's Guide, "As you navigate through the Boost program, you need to complete the simplest levels within each robot section before you can unlock ...
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Lego Boost distance sensor, what range does it have?

The sensor reports two UInt8 bytes, one in inches (i.e. 0 ... 255, but capped at the maximum range of 10") and one in "inverse fractional inches" (i.e. 1/255 ... 1/1). The actual code ...
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LEGO Boost Windows application malfunction

The issue is connected with that Lego stopped supporting and developing Windows application.
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Can the Powered Up Remote (latest train version) pair with the Boost Move Hub?

This is not possible at the moment. This could be enabled in a future firmware update, but I'm honestly not sure how this would work. The Move Hub has 4 possible outputs. Mapping those to the pair of ...
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