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What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?
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Both sets include an EV3 intelligent brick. Hardware The Retail (Home) edition (set 31313) includes: 2 large motors, 1 small 1 touch, 1 color, 1 infrared proximity , 1 remote IR beacon The ...

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What does EV3 stand for?
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From the official EV3 FAQ: What does EV3 stand for? This is the third generation of the LEGO MINDSTORMS platform and the "EV" stands for evolution, hence EV3. The first two generations ...

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Is Mindstorms EV3 backwards compatible?
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The LEGO Group have advertised the EV3's excellent backwards compatibility with NXT. As the cables are the same, the EV3 will work with NXT sensors, motors and, of course, LEGO Technic bricks. RCX ...

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What are the known software tools for the EV3?
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The graphical software that ships with the EV3 set can program both EV3 bricks and older generation bricks. We assume that this means NXT 1.0 and 2.0 bricks. However, it is unlikely that NXT-G will ...

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Is there an official LEGO terminology for the features of basic pieces?
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The bumpy-things on the top of a brick are called studs. At the bottom of the brick, the holes that the studs go into are called tubes. As far as I know, there are no parts of a brick called nibbles ...

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Wonder Woman Hair Vs Angel Wings
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No. The hairpiece you link appears to be the same mould as the standard non-movie Wonder Woman figure. The hair falls quite close to the back of the minifigure torso, so there's no room for a neck ...

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What are these minifigures
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The first figure is Justin Hammer, from the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes line. He only appeared in one set, 76077 Iron Man: Detroit Steel Strikes. The second figure is from the LEGO Nexo Knights theme. ...

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Lego Mindstorms education NXT 9797 software for a MacBook Air
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You can download software for programming the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots on macOS directly from the LEGO Mindstorms website. The software is packaged in an ISO image, and there are instructions for ...

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Unidenitified LEGO set - Star Wars stormtroopers and droids and stickers
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As has been mentioned in other answers, the dark blue pieces, yellow technic bricks, long rubber spikes, and long grey guns all appear in 8015 Assassin Droids Battle Pack. It also looks like you have ...

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Setting priorities in LEGO NXT Programmer
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Branches run simultaneously. If you want to pause a branch until a certain sensor condition is met, use a Wait block.

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Is it possible to add block to the on-brick "NXT Program" menu?
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There is a piece of software called ICON (archived copy) which runs on the NXT and allows you to create programs on the NXT with many more commands than the built-in NXT programmer.

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Can I use the NXT 2.0 programming software with my educational set?
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Yes, you can - I have done so on numerous occasions, and actually prefer to use the retail software over the education version even when working with the education kit. The NXT bricks in the two sets ...

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How to install NXT / EV3 software on Windows 8.1 RT
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Microsoft have just announced that they are releasing an API for Windows 8.1 and Mindstorms EV3. Hopefully this will mean some apps for the two platforms will emerge sometime in the future.

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Accidently Deleted System files on Nxt 2.0. How to restore system files?
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You need to reload the firmware. If you use NXT-G, this can be found under the Tools->Update Firmware menu.

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usage of ev3 ultrasonic sensor in lejos behavior based programming
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You can use the lejos.ev3.robotics.RangeFinder abstraction class: EV3UltrasonicSensor sensorUS; RangeFinder sonar; public UltrasonicSensor(Port port) { sensorUS = new EV3UltrasonicSensor(port); ...

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Programming NXT color sensor with NXC?
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I'm not entirely sure if you need the raw data, but if you're just looking to read the different colour values, there is a much easier way. To turn on and set up the sensor, use SetSensorColorFull(S3)...

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