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EV3 is the 3rd generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS, released in 2013.

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Ev3 classroom 1.5.2.0 not working

When I try to create a new project or open an old project, the program does not work. We have 10 computers (desktops) with different versions of Windows 10 Stuck on this.
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Delete projects from Mindstorms EV3 Brick

I am using Lego Mindstorms with https://makecode.mindstorms.com/ and once the projects are downloaded to the brick, I cannot delete them anymore.
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EV3 Classroom: Project, Programs and MyBlocks

There are two useful features in the EV3 MINDSTORMS (LabView-based) software, that do not appear to be in the EV3 Classroom (Scratch-based) software. We could create a project and write multiple ...
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How do you scroll the canvas in EV3 Classroom?

I have EV3 classroom installed on Mac. I am writing a pretty lengthy program that does not fit in a single screen. However, I am not able to figure how to scroll down or move sideways. This should be ...
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"Heads up! Could not open project" error message in EV3 software

Whenever we try to edit one of our old projects our EV3 Mindstorms Home software shows us the "Heads up! Could not open project" screen. What should we do? I am on the Mac OS Big Sur 11.2.3 ...
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EV3 brick unable to connect to EV3 Classroom v1.5 app

From Google Translate: My EV3 brick cannot connect to the EV3 classroom version 1.5 application, nor by cable, bluetooth or wifi. I haven't found a way to update the EV3 Brick from this app. How can I ...
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Is there any website or youtuber that can help me improve my building skills?

I joined the robotics team in my school and I find it really hard to cope with my friends when building. I need to improve my building skills before returning back to school. Is there any website or ...
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EV3 screen either flickering or blank, what do I do? [duplicate]

The screen on my LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 brick has just stopped working. It is blank. I have tried turning it on and off, installed fresh batteries, and I can even hear the selection sounds. Additionally, ...
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EV3 manual recording for displacement

So I'm doing this project using an EV3, here are the tasks of the project: We have to save the path that the robot will take manually ( we will move the robot by hand and it'll save the movements) so ...
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How to resolve Studio's "unavailable color" warning for EV3 motors and sensors?

I have recently switched to Studio from Lego Digital Designer for designing EV3 robots and other mechanisms. It's a great program, but the color palette is driving me crazy. I want to add Lego EV3 ...
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EV3 not recognizing resistance correctly (MicroPython)

I recently tried measuring the resistance of a thermistor using the .resistance() method, the results are sadly not accurate. I measured the resistance with a multimeter and it showed 100kΩ, while the ...
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LEGO EV3 Brick Type Data File not found

So this morning, I was going to build something with my EV3 kit, when I turned on the brick, the brick said 'Type data File not found'. Then I plugged in my touch sensor and all the motors in their ...
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Can an EV3 power a buggy motor with the NXT to 9V extension cable?

On Philo's motor comparison webpage, https://www.philohome.com/motors/motorcomp.htm, it says that the buggy motor (42908 lego id, 5292 bricklink id) is not recommended to be powered by an RCX as the ...
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EV3 Brick: Powers on then off and won't stay powered on

I have an EV3 brick that when I press the power button the red lights all come on - the display shows starting up but after 3 seconds it powers off. The same happens when I press the power and right ...
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Can I use the EV3 IR Sensor with a power functions remote?

In other words, I want to control my Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot with my Lego Power Functions remotes. The EV3 has an IR sensor, and the PF remotes are IR Remotes, but will they work together?
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What is the max current for the LEGO EV3 motors (pin 1-2)?

The LEGO EV3 Hardware developer kit says that the first and second pin of output port provides a current of max of 700 mA with 1 A but the motors appendixes don't have the maximum current that can I (...
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What is the max current for the EV3 I/O port's VCC pin (pin 4)?

The LEGO EV3 Hardware developer kit says that the fourth pin of input or output port provides a voltage of 5 volts but doesn't give the the maximum current that can be drawn from the pin. What is the ...
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Is it possible to power supply an EV3 hub through the battery slot with 10 V?

I have two USB power banks that according to USB standard supply 5 V. I want to power my EV3 brick using my two USB power banks wired in series and to the EV3 battery slot. Can I power supply an EV3 ...
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How can I use the LEGO distance and color sensor from Power Up with the LEGO Mindstorms EV3?

I am asking how I can use the distance and color sensor from the LEGO Power Up series with my LEGO Mindstorms EV3. I know that they have different plugs but I am wondering if there is a solution to ...
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Is it possible to power an EV3 hub via USB?

I have a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 hub. I want to avoid buying rechargeable batteries by supplying power through battery box pins using an external variable power supply. Is it possible to supply power to an ...
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EV3 force sensor - how to download the block to EV3?

I'm a twelfth grade student and I'm studying mechatronics and this is the first time someone from my school has used a force sensor so my teachers do not know how to help me. Can you please tell me: ...
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How to stop or freeze the EV3 large motor in position

How do I stop or freeze the large motor in a fixed position? I have a forklift type attachment that will lift to the precise height, but will not stay in position due to the weight of the attachment. ...
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Connecting EV3 with older motors using conversion cable

I'd like to use an EV3 brick to power an old 9V motor (74569). To do so I'm going to get one of these conversion cables (x1676) but I'm not 100% sure if it's possible to control the speed of the motor ...
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Bluetooth connection between an Android phone and EV3 brick?

I've paired my phone to the brick, however I was wondering if there were any resources out there regarding a simple android app to type something out on my phone and output it on the robots LCD screen....
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Is there a way to add a ultrasonic sensor on the ev3 COR3 robot?

When I built the COR3 robot I started to have some fun programming it. But then I wanted to add a ultrasonic sensor on my robot but I can't seem to find a way to place it on my robot. If you can ...
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How do I import my programs from makecode (ChromeBook) to my EV3 robot

While using makecode I wanted to import my file to my EV3 robot but it says that I have to connect my EV3 robot to my computer then move the file to the robot. But since I'm on chromebook I don't see ...
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EV3 .py to .rbf?

So, I need to send an rbf file from my computer to e-mail for a tournament. I'm currently using python with the ev3 microPython setup and vscode. The question is, where or how can I get the rbf file ...
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Am I able to use the Chrome version of the Mindstorm software on a Windows/Mac laptop?

We currently teach Lego robots as part of our Technology curriculum, but we are 1-to-1 in a BYOD environment. So we have all different types of devices the students use including Chromebooks, Windows ...
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EV3Dev Gyro sensor doesn't output values beneath 0

So, basically, my problem is that my Ev3 Gyro Sensor clamps outputs beneath 0 to 0. If I were to rotate my robot clockwise, the gyro rotation would go up, but when I rotate my robot counter-clockwise, ...
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How to run 2 motors at the same time in the new EV3 version?

So I've seen a question that solves my problem in an older version, which I don't think is possible in the Education EV3 Classroom - 1.2.2, which is the one I'm using. I want to simultaneously run 2 ...
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Who designed EV3RSTORM?

I wonder, who designed EV3RSTORM? I have searched on Google but no results.
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Data logging with a custom sensor like Pixy2 camera

I am trying to use data logging functionality in EV3 LabView using Pixy2 camera, but I get this error when I click on download and run … Unable to compile some documents for deployment: Experiment....
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Programming on a chromebook with EV3

How do I install the new Lego block programming software on a chromebook? We have the standard version, but want the new one that looks like Scratch.
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Why does Pybricks on ev3dev have slow performance compared to EV3-G?

I got MINDSTORMS EV3 for my son and me. We installed Python (ev3dev) and ii seems to be running very slowly. I tried setting up the classic LEGO ev3g (block code), and that seems to run fine. Are we ...
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Help with my Ev3 printer

I'm building an image printer using my ev3 set and several more pieces, as a project to keep me occupied while I'm stuck at home. Here's how it looks: I've done the build part, the way I've chosen to ...
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Is there any cross compatibility between 51515 and 31313?

I'm thinking of buying another Mindstorms set, and I already have a 31313. I don't want to spend $370 just to learn they are completely incapable of communicating with each other, so if you could tell ...
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Why is my EV3 status light pulsing? (ev3dev)

I am using EV3 micropython (ev3dev?). When I upload the below program to my EV3, I see on the screen the usual play button image which looks approximately like the below ASCII art: ...
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How do I erase all old programs using the new scratch type Education software?

I have 24 Lego Mindstorms EV3 bricks that have old programs and the bricks are named. I want to erase them so they can be used for new students. In the older Mindstorms software I would just reinstall ...
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Mindstorms EV3 - Continuous low battery alarm

My son is facing an issue with his Mindstorms EV3. Every time he turns it on a low battery alarm is displayed and it shut downs. This happens regardless of the batteries, we have tried 12 different ...
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Why doesn't my LEGO Micropython remote control program work?

I am writing an EV3 micropython program meant to test my remote, but it does not work. When I run it, I see no errors at all. Instead, I just see a "play" symbol and the program continuously ...
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Lego RCX to NXT converter cables not working properly with EV3

I recently got some of these cables(see picture below) to control an old RCX motor. Some things to note before reading on. I tried both the medium and large motor blocks and played around with power, ...
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Strange blocks appeared in my program

In my Mindstorms program, I found these strange blocks. They appeared when I sent this program to my other PC on Windows 10, which is more powerful. They don't work and I can't change them. Mindstorms ...
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EV3 Folder not appearing on Windows

I am attempting to load a UF2 file into an EV3 robot, however when I plug everything in, nothing appears. Windows recognises that a device has been plugged in, and it even appears in the Device ...
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EV3 motor port works in motor control but not in demo mode

I have a new EV3 set and tried running the Demo program on the initial build. Only the left motor turned, so the robot kept going in circles instead of going straight like its supposed to. When I ...
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EV3 square pattern motion [closed]

I'm trying to make my EV3 robot move in a square path, and an infinity path. I've tried this code for a square path but it's not working.
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Infrared Sensor Activation Problems

I tried running my program that requires an infrared sensor, but it didn't work. I looked at the port view and I saw the infrared sensor. It was connected, the brick recognized it, but had a "---&...
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EV3 Gyro sensor is not working

I started using the EV3 Gyro for the first time in a few months, and it's not working. When I rotate the robot the output shown in the EV3-G port view stays at zero. In the rare case it registers some ...
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Distance Learning Mindstorms web-based software

I am a Technology education teacher from NJ and I use Lego Mindstorms for my 8th-grade robotics class. Since we are doing distance learning (teaching from home) my students have not been able to ...
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Is there a duplicate/copy paste function in Lego Mindstorms Ev3 programing?

I remember, when I first started out Lego Mindstorms, there was a copy and paste (duplicate) blocks function. I could highlight and right click the blocks then press on duplicate to make another copy ...
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How to prevent my connected axles from falling apart?

In my EV3 robot, I have two rear axles connected to each other using this part mounted like this: [ The problem with this construction is that after a while of driving, the axles disconnect like ...

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