Philo
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Unlimited engine option does not work
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You need to ensure that your program has a way to stay alive (wait block, wait for sensor, etc...), otherwise as soon as the program ends all motors are stopped.

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Is it possible to display large text on an NXT using LabVIEW?
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I am not used to LabVIEW... but RIC image files, supported by NXT firmware, can also be used by LabView I guess. So nxtRICEdit may help. See also RICfont utility, more information (though targetted ...

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Where do I find Mindstorms building plans?
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Official building instructions for NXT 1 models can be downloaded here: http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/support/buildinginstructions/8527-/T-56.aspx

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Can the rcx work without the infrared tower
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No you can't. But IR towers are pretty cheap, especially the older serial ones (you have to add an USB to serial converter to use the latter version on modern computers)

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How to import an unofficial parts archive into LDraw?
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You have no need to use these unofficial parts, all EV3 parts (except for the stickers) are now LDraw official parts, and should already be in your library if it is up to date (otherwise, download and ...

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LEGO RCX hardware schematic
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There are partial reverse engineered schematics done by Mark Bellis here

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Faulty NXT Motor
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I agree with HaydenStudios, it is impossible to disassemble completely NXT motor without breaking the orange axle hub. You can nonetheless half-open it enough to see what's happening inside (you need ...

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Holonomic robots using Mindstorms
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There is an excellent model at Hitechnic, complete with building instructions and example programs. It's for NXT, but shouldn't be very hard to adapt to EV3.

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ERROR CODE 7- Cannot download needed file for the program
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This is most probably an accessory file (sound or image) not present on your machine. Verify all the sound or display blocks that might use such non-standard contents.

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EV3 additional build instructions - PDF download or print possible?
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Edit to add: PDF downloads are now available from the LEGO Site: 3D Building Instructions The images used for building instructions are available (jpeg images) in folder C:\Program Files\LEGO ...

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EV3 digital interface with sensors?
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I can't tell much about sensors since the EV3 Hardware Development Kit has not yet been released, but the existing motors have the same precision specifications and are completely interchangeable ...

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NXT brick erratic programming behavior
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Looks like it might be a defective motor driver chip (though they are pretty tough!). What happens if you connect the motor on another port of the same brick? (with program change to reflect port ...

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Lego RCX 1.0 brick relationship to Robotics Invention System (RIS) & RCX firmware versions
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There is no significant hardware difference (*) affecting software between the RCX bricks, so 1.0 brick is compatible with all firmware and RIS versions. (*) Known hardware differences: RCX 1.0 ...

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Where can I obtain the software called “Instructor”?
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An older version (1.4) of Instructor is advertised in this forum post and can be downloaded here. As you can see on the Google+ post, the differences between 1.4 and 1.6 are mostly cosmetic.

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RCX 2.0 Firmware downloaded successfully but "Run" does nothing
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Could be the button indeed. These buttons are conductive rubber pressing on the circuit boards integrated contacts. Might need some cleaning there... Disassembly of the RCX is not easy but can be ...

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Is it possible to create a differential if I don't have it as a ready to use element?
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The delicate problem in a brick-built differential is to create the frame. It must have a gear to drive the differential and this gear must let the axle rotate freely. Without parts modification, the ...

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Is the NXT forward compatible with EV3 sensors and motors?
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Short answer: you can use EV3 motors with NXT, but you can't use EV3 sensors on NXT. NXT sensors and motors work with EV3. Detailed answer: read Laurens Valk paper.

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EV3 IR Beacon/Remote Programmability
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No, the EV3 IR remote (which uses the same protocol as Power Functions remote) is not programmable. The simplest way of doing your timelapse photography is to press the button of your camera remote ...

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Interfacing Mindstorms NXT 2.0 with webcam
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IMHO your best bet is to use Mindsensors' NXTCam

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