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Alternative to LEGO CONTROL+ app

There is an alternative app called BrickController 2. This open source software is available for both Android as well as iOS. This application is actively developed and its maintainer can be reached ...
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How deep can the axle go in the Powered Up L motor?

That is only 1 stud deep. So an axle of 5L always sticks out 4 studs
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Alternative to LEGO CONTROL+ app

There is a free app called buwizz. It is a great alternative that gives more freedom, and works on Android.
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42114 (6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler) doesn’t operate bucket and also doesn’t drive

It might be the case that the batteries can only supply the required power to move such a heavy model in the first few seconds, then their voltage drops below the required limit for the motors to keep ...
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Control Lego Technic Control+ Hub via Python

Yes, it is possible to remote control a Technic Control+ hub with Python using a library such as pylgbst or bricknil. You can also write MicroPython programs that run on the hub directly using ...
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What internal electronics does the Control+ Technic Hub (88012) use?

TLG was kind enough to send me one of these, so I've done my part and cracked it open to see what is inside. The teardown was fairly easy to do without damaging any components. The only tool I used ...
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Use D output in 42099 (4X4 X-treme Off-Roader) set

At the time of writing this, it is not possible to use the Control+ hub and motors in any other configuration than the already existing preset ones. This situation is expected to change, but there are ...
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Caterpillar D11 (set 42131). Control+ app doesn't seem to work

I had the same problem as you and solved it. For me, the error is in step 87. I had mounted the orange part in the wrong side and it jammed the whole system from turning right. Hope this is useful to ...
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Calibration Freeze on D11

I haven't got enough reputation to add a comment. I had the same issue running the Control+ app from my Android phone. Installed the app in an iPad, worked first time. I have also been victim to other ...
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Lego 42129 automatic suspension lift

A linear actuator cannot be operated both ways, and cannot replace a strut with a spring. It can only be driven through the gearing input to extend or retract.
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Caterpillar D11 (set 42131). Control+ app doesn't seem to work

Converting my last comments into an answer. I went through the instructions to understand how this thing works. I think your issue isn't related to cabling (it would be much easier to fix) but there ...
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Alternative to LEGO CONTROL+ app

I have started working on a C# SDK to control compatible Control+ / Powered Up hubs. See: https://vouzamo.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/c-sdk-for-lego-bluetooth-le-hubs/ for more information.
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