Aug 14

Builderdude35 is now on Instagram!

Hello everyone! Is one tutorial every Thursday not enough robotics content for you? I am pleased to announce that you can now follow me and my YouTube channel on Instagram! Here, you can see progress pictures of my current projects, stay on top of new video releases and see what I’m up to in between tutorials. You can follow the page here: https://www.instagram.com/builderdude35/

What are you waiting for?? Follow the official Builderdude35 Instagram for more awesome robot stuff!

 

Aug 17

How to Tell an EV3 Line Follower to Stop – Programming Loop Exits in EV3-G

So you’ve made an awesome EV3 line follower program that can follow the line smoothly and reliably, but there’s still one problem… how do you get your robot to stop line following when you want it to? In today’s EV3 programming tutorial, I will teach you how to use the EV3 color sensor to program loop exits for your EV3 line follower program. They allow your robot’s line following program to exit the loop and move on to the next part of your program when a certain condition is met. This is especially useful if you are using a line follower for your FLL robot.

My Patreon supporters for more than $5 for the month of July were: Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you very much!

My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this channel and to make more videos. If you would like to help, you can support me here: https://www.patreon.com/builderdude35

Special thanks to my friend Preston Nichols for designing Builderdude35’s awesome new introduction and logo!

 

Aug 10

Proportional Line Follower for EV3 – Follow the Line Smoothly!

The proportional line follower is an essential staple in EV3 programming. It is the fundamental line following program to master for competitions such as FLL or WRO. A proportional line follower uses a single EV3 color sensor to watch the line and uses proportional logic to adjust the EV3 robot’s trajectory so that the robot follows the line smoothly. An EV3 proportional line follower program is actually quite simple to make. In this EV3 programming tutorial, I teach you how you can program your own EV3 line follower and I will walk you through all the steps necessary to program one. This proportional EV3 line follower program can even be adapted to use a HiTechnic Color Sensor V2 in place of the EV3 color sensor. In no time you will have your EV3 robot up and running and following the line smoothly!

My Patreon supporters for more than $5 for the month of July were: Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you very much!

My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this channel and to make more videos. If you would like to help, you can support me here: https://www.patreon.com/builderdude35

Special thanks to my friend Preston Nichols for designing Builderdude35’s awesome new introduction and logo!

 

Aug 03

Why I Have So Many EV3 Programming Blocks – Will they Improve your FLL Robot?

Whenever I publish an EV3 programming tutorial, some observant viewers notice that my EV3 programming software has many additional sensor blocks, aside from the standard EV3 gyro sensor, color sensor, touch sensor, ultrasonic sensor, infrared sensor, etc.

So then, the questions I get asked often are, what version of the EV3 programming environment are you using, and will downloading these sensor blocks and using them with my FLL robot give me an edge in an FLL competition?

This week I’m releasing an EV3 programming tutorial that answers those frequent, yet important questions: where do I get the EV3 programming blocks from, why do I have them, what version of the EV3 programming software am I using and whether these additional sensor blocks will help you build a better FLL robot and give you an advantage in the FLL competition.

My Patreon supporters for more than $5 for the month of July were: Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you very much!

My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this channel and to make more videos. If you would like to help, you can support me here: https://www.patreon.com/builderdude35

Special thanks to my friend Preston Nichols for designing Builderdude35’s awesome new introduction and logo!

 

Aug 02

I’m Back – Weekly Tutorials Resume Tomorrow!!!

Hey everyone! Builderdude35 is officially back with some new EV3 robotics tutorials starting this week! In celebration of 2017 FLL Hydro Dynamics, which will be announced later this month, most of my tutorials will focus on FLL robot designs, FLL robot programming, etc. Stay tuned for videos on proportional line following programs, PID line followers, line following loop exits, the best wheels for an FLL robot, tutorials on the FLL competition itself, and much more! Stay tuned to my channel, Builderdude35, every Thursday for more EV3 robotics tutorials.

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of July were: Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much!

My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this channel and to make more videos. If you would like to help, you can support me here: https://www.patreon.com/builderdude35

 

Jul 24

VRT Update 2017 – Awesome New Features!

The 2017 version of the VRT is now out, and it includes some great new features, including the 2016 FLL mat and 2017 WRO challenges!

The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by Cogmation robotics, and allows you to prototype an EV3/NXT creation without the need for a physical robot, offering a cost-effective alternative. If you are interested in learning more, check it out on the Cogmation website here: https://www.virtualroboticstoolkit.com/referrals/Kyle

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of June were: Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much!

My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this channel and to make more videos. If you would like to help, you can support me here: https://www.patreon.com/builderdude35

 

 

Jul 20

I’m Featured in an Expert Roundup!

As part of an Expert Roundup, me and 29 other Makers were asked the question:

How do Makers contribute to the Industry?

The post was published on Cuircuito.io. You can read all of the insightful responses to the question, including my own, on the original post here.

Thanks!

-Kyle

Jul 13

Announcing my Decision on the New Channel Name!!!

I’ve been contemplating renaming my channel, and now I’ve made a decision. Watch to find out more!

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of June were: Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much!

My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this channel and to make more videos. If you would like to help, you can support me here: https://www.patreon.com/builderdude35

 

Jul 06

Possible Channel Rebrand? – I’m returning soon!

I’m going to be returning to my normal routine of publishing a new MINDSTORMS tutorial every Thursday starting in August. However, I am considering changing the name of my channel because I feel that “Builderdude35” is too immature. Do you have any thoughts? I’d like to hear them!

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of June were: Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much!

My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this channel and to make more videos. If you would like to help, you can support me here: https://www.patreon.com/builderdude35

 

Mar 16

VRT Cleanup Challenge Walkthrough

In my final video in my series on the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, I will be giving a brief walkthrough on how I solved the Cleanup challenge in 5.6 seconds!

The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by Cogmation robotics, and allows you to prototype an EV3/NXT creation without the need for a physical robot, offering a cost-effective alternative. If you are interested in learning more, check it out on the Cogmation website here.

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of February were: Venkateshalu, Albert Bricker, Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much!

My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this channel and to make more videos. If you would like to help, you can support me here: https://www.patreon.com/builderdude35

 

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