Monthly Archive: September 2016

Sep 29

EV3 vs NXT in FLL – Is the EV3 Really Superior?

Does an EV3 really have an advantage over an NXT in an FLL competition? Today, I discuss using an EV3 or NXT brick to power your FLL robot. I discuss what advantages an EV3 may have over an NXT, and give suggestions on how an NXT team can compete against EV3 teams in an FLL …

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Sep 22

How to Program an NXT in EV3-G

Ever wondered how to program an NXT using the EV3’s programming language, known as EV3-G? This video will teach you how to unlock the benefits of programming using EV3-G on the NXT platform, as well as help you decide why you may chose to use EV3 programming. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for …

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Sep 15

How to Make your FLL Robot Drive Straight – EV3 Motor Encoders

Today, I will teach you how you can use the EV3 motor’s inbuilt encoders to make your FLL robot drive straight. The program we will make today uses the difference between the encoder values of the EV3 motors to keep an FLL robot tracking in a straight line. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 …

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Sep 08

Gyro Following – More Accurately Control your FLL Robot

The EV3 Gyro is an extremely useful sensor if you are building an FLL robot. Today, I will teach you how to make a program called “Gyro Following,” in which you can use the EV3 gyro to set the desired speed and angle you want your FLL robot to travel in, and the program will …

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Sep 06

PiStorms Update – Blocky Interface

Version 4.007 of the PiStorms software is now out! With it comes a Blocky interface, which allows you to program your PiStorms using a graphical programming language called “Blocky.” This is great for those who are new to programming, or find the text-based Python language intimidating/hard to understand. Those who have used Scratch in the …

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Sep 01

Improve the Accuracy of the EV3 Gyro – 3 Simple Tips

Many people who have used the EV3 gyro sensor may have found it to have reliability issues. Today, I will teach you three important tips that will improve the accuracy of your EV3 gyro, one of which will be to teach you how to properly recalibrate the EV3 gyro. These three tips will help you …

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