Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 25

PiStorms Project Part 9: Programming Autonomous Mode + Climbing!

This week, we write an Autonomous Mode program for the Polylander, as well as test to see how high it can climb! 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 …

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Jan 18

PiStorms Project Part 8: Programming RC Mode

This week, we write and test a Python program that allows us to control the PiStorms via IR Remote! 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 …

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Jan 16

GPS Navigation with the Falcon FAV100

The Falcon FAV100 is an autonomous car made with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. Adding a Dexter Industries dGPS and a HiTechnic Compass sensor, plus a RobotC program now gives the Falcon FAV100 the ability to navigate to the selected latitude and longitude coordinates. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of December were: …

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Jan 14

The Effect of Distance Between Color Sensor and Drive Wheel on FLL Line Following

How is an FLL robot’s line following affected by the placement of the color sensors relative to the drive wheels? This video investigates this problem by first providing two opposing theories that could explain the outcome, then presents an experiment that you can conduct to discover the answer yourself! My Patreon supporter(s) for more than …

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Jan 11

PiStorms Project Part 7: Setting the Engineering Goals

This week, we take a look at the old 2013 Omilander to set the engineering goals for our 2016 PiStorms PolyLander! 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 …

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Jan 07

How to Make Custom Sound Files in EV3-G

Always wanted to add that extra bit of Pizzazz to your EV3 robot? Now you can! This tutorial will teach you how to convert .mp3 files into .rsf files for use in EV3-G programs. It will also teach you how to easily segment your track into 8 second segments, if it’s too long. My Patreon …

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Jan 02

ThunderSmart IV – EV3 Rally Car

Hello! Two years ago today, I shared with you the ThunderSmart III, a fast, fun to drive RC car made with NXT. Two years later, I am today excited to share with you the ThunderSmart IV, a lighter, faster, more efficient and cooler EV3-based evolution of the ThunderSmart line. Read  to check out this awesome …

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