Monthly Archive: October 2016

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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