Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 30

PiStorms Project Part 2: Exploring the Features and Programming

This week, I explore some of the cool features of the Mindsensors PiStorms, such as the color touchscreen, WiFi connectivity, Python programming, etc. In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors …

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Nov 29

Review of Timmyton 5.5

DamonMM2000, another fellow Mindstormser, has made a fine video review of one of my earlier models from 2014, the Timmyton 5.5. This is a great video and exposes some glitches in the T5.5’s software. Maybe soon I will be makingĀ a software patch for the T5.7!  

Nov 28

Falcon FAV100 – Fully Autonomous EV3 Car

The Falcon FAV100 is a fully autonomous vehicle built using LEGO Mindstorms EV3. It uses four different proximity sensors, including a Mindsensors SumoEyes, to detect and avoid obstacles as it drives. GPS integration is coming soon, which will complete the Autonomous driving capability. Lastly, awesome racecar styling ties together this sweet EV3 machine!     …

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Nov 23

PiStorms Project Part 1: Assembling the PiStorms

The first part of my PiStorms project, I am assembling the PiStorms brick. In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors that allows you to connect LEGO motors and sensors, and …

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Nov 19

How to Program a Motor Acceleration MyBlock in EV3-G

This EV3 programming tutorial will teach you how to program a motor acceleration MyBlock in EV3-G. This will make your motors gradually increase in power from 0 to 100 percent. As an added bonus, you even have the ability to adjust how long it takes for the robot to get to power. This is particularly …

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Nov 12

Program your EV3 Robot to Detect a Motor Stall | EV3-G

This EV3 tutorial will teach you how to write an EV3-G program that will detect when a motor is stalled. You can use this program to safeguard your EV3 motors and the attached mechanisms from harm, or it can be used as a useful tool for auto-resetting a mechanism. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than …

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Nov 05

Wait Blocks with Multiple Conditions in EV3-G

This EV3 tutorial will teach you how to program a robot to Wait until two (or more) sensors reach the desired value. This is useful for when you need an action to be executed only in very specific circumstances. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of October were: Albert Bricker and …

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