Builderdude35

Author's details

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

Latest posts

  1. FLL Robot Wheels – Evaluating the Compatibility of New Wheels with Sirius — September 14, 2017
  2. The Best Wheels for Your FLL Robot – Two New Tests You Can Try — September 7, 2017
  3. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) – the Unofficial Introductory Guide — August 31, 2017
  4. Programming Line Follower Loop Exits with the HiTechnic Color Sensor — August 24, 2017
  5. How to Tell an EV3 Line Follower to Stop – Programming Loop Exits in EV3-G — August 17, 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

Jul 20

I’m Featured in an Expert Roundup!

As part of an Expert Roundup, me and 29 other Makers were asked the question: How do Makers contribute to the Industry? The post was published on Cuircuito.io. You can read all of the insightful responses to the question, including my own, on the original post here. Thanks! -Kyle

Jul 13

Announcing my Decision on the New Channel Name!!!

I’ve been contemplating renaming my channel, and now I’ve made a decision. Watch to find out more! My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of June were: Stephen Rozmiarek and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much! My supporters on Patreon contribute additional funding that allow me to build up and improve this …

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Jul 06

Possible Channel Rebrand? – I’m returning soon!

I’m going to be returning to my normal routine of publishing a new MINDSTORMS tutorial every Thursday starting in August. However, I am considering changing the name of my channel because I feel that “Builderdude35” is too immature. Do you have any thoughts? I’d like to hear them! My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 …

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Mar 16

VRT Cleanup Challenge Walkthrough

In my final video in my series on the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, I will be giving a brief walkthrough on how I solved the Cleanup challenge in 5.6 seconds! 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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Mar 09

Virtual vs. Physical Robots Part 2 – Mechanisms

This week, I will be comparing how mechanisms and complex gear trains work on robots in the Virtual Robotics Toolkit to mechanisms on a physical EV3 robot. 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 …

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Mar 02

Virtual vs. Physical Robots Part 1 – Programming

This week, I will compare the process of programming a virtual robot in the Virtual Robotics Toolkit to the process of programming a physical EV3 robot. I will also explain the differences between programming physical and virtual robots. (Spoiler alert: they’re very similar). The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by …

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Feb 23

How to Program a Robot in the Virtual Robotics Toolkit

This week’s tutorial will teach you how to write an EV3-G program and download it to your robot in the Virtual Robotics Toolkit, as well as demonstrate line following, Port View and Real Time Data. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics simulation software made by Cogmation robotics, and allows you to prototype an …

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Feb 16

Import your Very Own Robot into the Virtual Robotics Toolkit

This week’s tutorial will walk you through the Virtual Robotics Toolkit’s robot import wizard and show you how you can use your very own robot in the simulation software. 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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Feb 09

Modify your VRT Robot with the Attachments Dialog

This week, I teach you how to use the attachments dialog in the Virtual Robotics Toolkit to modify the sample robot in order to more effectively complete the challenge. In addition, you will also learn some other aspects of the software such as the sensor data display. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a robotics …

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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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