Builderdude35

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Name: Kyle Markland
Date registered: November 30, -0001

Latest posts

  1. VRT Update 2017 – Awesome New Features! — July 24, 2017
  2. I’m Featured in an Expert Roundup! — July 20, 2017
  3. Announcing my Decision on the New Channel Name!!! — July 13, 2017
  4. Possible Channel Rebrand? – I’m returning soon! — July 6, 2017
  5. VRT Cleanup Challenge Walkthrough — March 16, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Plethora II (2014) — 2 comments
  2. RC4W-2T Plethora (2013) — 1 comment
  3. Build the Best Caster Wheels for your FLL Robot: EV3 Robot Design — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Feb 02

Exploring the Sample Challenges Offered by the VRT

This week’s video will cover the various sample challenges offered by the Virtual Robotics Toolkit that will test your robot building skills. Also, I will discuss the new WRO Virtual category, which allows you to submit a virtual robot and compete from home. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by …

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Jan 26

Drive your First Virtual Robot – Getting Started with the Virtual Robotics Toolkit

This week, I teach you how to start up your Virtual Robotics Toolkit for the first time and get started with driving your very first virtual robot! You will also learn some of the features of the simulator that are necessary to get started. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made …

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Jan 19

How to Get Building Instructions and BOM from an LDD Model

This video will teach you how to create printable building instructions and a parts list/bill of materials for the EV3 robot that you have created in Lego Digital Designer. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by Cogmation robotics, and allows you to prototype an EV3/NXT creation without the need for …

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Jan 12

LDD Basics – Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer

This week, I will be covering the basics you will need to know in order to build your very own EV3 robot in LEGO Digital Designer. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by Cogmation robotics, and allows you to prototype an EV3/NXT creation without the need for a physical robot, …

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Jan 05

Introduction to the Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT)

Introduction to the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, which is the topic of my tutorials for the next few weeks. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by Cogmation robotics, and allows you to prototype an EV3/NXT creation without the need for a physical robot, offering a cost-effective alternative. If you are interested …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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