Mar 19

New Series of EV3 Tutorials on my YouTube Channel!

Hello, everybody! I just wanted to let you all know that I am starting a series of EV3 tutorials that I will be posting every Thursday on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuXq-jiU0ANeBcF_Tvq1D7g

You can watch “Building Your FLL Robot” right here!

Please don’t be afraid to give me any feedback, and if you know anyone who might benefit from seeing this video, go right ahead and share it with them! I would really appreciate it

Thanks for your time, and enjoy! 🙂

Dec 08

Mindsensors EV3Lights – Tips, Tricks and Hacks

This week, I’m discussing the new EV3Lights by Mindsensors. I will explain what they are, what’s included in the package, talk about alternative power options, as well as how to program them and teach you a few of my very own hacks (multicolors, pulsing, etc.).

The Mindsensors EV3Lights are LED lights that are controlled by the EV3 brick. For more information, see the product page here: http://www.mindsensors.com/products/182-ev3lights-rgb-led-strip-controller-for-ev3-or-nxt

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of November 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

 

Dec 04

Underglow Neon for the ThunderSmart IV

With the addition of a set of Mindsensors EV3Lights, the ThunderSmart IV now has its very own street light show! The colors are fully controllable and can even be set to pulse on and off!

The Mindsensors EV3Lights are LED lights that are controlled by the EV3 brick. For more information, see the product page here: http://www.mindsensors.com/products/182-ev3lights-rgb-led-strip-controller-for-ev3-or-nxt

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of November 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

 

Dec 01

WRO – The Competition Explained

Have you ever considered competing in WRO (World Robotic Olympiad)? It’s a group of robotics competitions for kids from Elementary to University levels. This week’s tutorial will teach you all about WRO: from scheduling, the competition types, alternative ways to qualify, etc.

FLL Schedule: http://www.first-lego-league.org/en/2016.html
WRO Schedule: http://www.wro-usa.org/register

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of November 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

 

 

 

Nov 10

Comments – The Most Useful Pieces of Code that do Nothing

How can something that doesn’t do anything be so useful? Comments are a feature used in many programming languages, EV3-G included. They don’t play any function in the program, so they are very useful for keeping notes on what is happening at each part of the program. EV3 comments can also be used to make pseudocode when writing EV3 programs.

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of October 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

 

Nov 03

MyBlock Parameters in EV3-G – The Ultimate Programming Convenience

This week, I will teach you how to define parameters for your MyBlocks in EV3-G. Parameters provide a very convenient way to adjust the values within a MyBlock in an EV3 program, without having to alter the MyBlock itself.

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of October 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

 

Oct 27

Is the Branching Error Fixed? – Testing EV3 Software V1.2.2

This week, I will be testing EV3-G code samples to demonstrate how the latest EV3 software update (V1.2.2) has resolved the branching error discussed last week (A.K.A. VM Instruction Break Error). I will be doing a side by side comparison of the same code compiled in both the old (V1.2.1) and new (V1.2.2) versions of the EV3 software.

EV3-G code samples provided by David Gilday.

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of September 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

 

Oct 20

EV3 VM Instruction Break Error – The Cause + Solution Explained

The cause of the EV3’s Virtual Machine (VM) Instruction Break Error is now understood, and a solution has been announced, thanks to collaboration between the LEGO MINDSTORMS Community, the LEGO Group and National Instruments. In this video, I will explain the cause of the VM Instruction Break Error, explain why it has been such a difficult issue to resolve and even talk about the solution to the issue; a new software release by LEGO!

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of September 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

 

Oct 13

What is the Best EV3 Line Follower For You?

What line follower should I use for my EV3 robot? This video will give you all of the information you need to decide which line follower would work best for you, your robot and your situation. This video will compare a zig-zag line follower, a 2-sensor line follower, a proportional line follower, a 2-sensor proportional line follower and a PID line follower.

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of September 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

 

Oct 08

The Grunt at 2016 World Maker Faire NYC

The Grunt, an interactive, bipedal EV3 humanoid, made an appearance at the 2016 World Maker Faire in Corona, Queens on October 1st and 2nd. All who stopped by were able to have a meet-and-greet with the EV3 Grunt and try out all of his fun features, like handshakes and “Hungry mode,” where he reacts to each of the different blocks you feed him. Everyone had a great time meeting and interacting with Grunt, especially the youngsters!

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of September 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

 

Oct 06

PID Line Follower for EV3 – The Ultimate Line Follower!

 

This video will teach you everything you need to know in order to program a PID line follower for your EV3 robot. In the video, I explain how to measure your target Color Sensor light value; I explain the three aspects of PID line following (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) and the math behind them; I teach you how to apply these mathematical concepts into your own EV3 program; and finally, I teach you how to fine tune your K values so that your EV3 robot is tuned for optimal line following.

My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of _ 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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