Category Archive: Vehicles

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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Jul 30

Image Recognition with the Polylander and Pi Camera

With the addition of a Raspberry Pi Camera and some cool image-recognition software made by the folks at Mindsensors, I was able to make some new programs that allow the Polylander to read the icons that are placed in front of it and react differently to each one. The Polylander is an all-terrain vehicle made …

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Feb 27

Snow Drifting with the ThunderSmart IV!!!

Drifting on snow with the ThunderSmart IV, an LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3-built remote control rally car! I turn this otherwise stable EV3 robot racer into an awesome gymkhana machine on the snow! My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of January were: Venkateshalu, Albert Bricker and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much! My …

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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 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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Nov 28

Falcon FAV100 – Fully Autonomous EV3 Car

The Falcon FAV100 is a fully autonomous vehicle built using LEGO Mindstorms EV3. It uses four different proximity sensors, including a Mindsensors SumoEyes, to detect and avoid obstacles as it drives. GPS integration is coming soon, which will complete the Autonomous driving capability. Lastly, awesome racecar styling ties together this sweet EV3 machine!     …

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Mar 14

ThunderSmart Muon

I would like to share with you my latest project, the ThunderSmart Muon! The ThunderSmart Muon is an EV3 creation. It is a 6-wheel drive, supersize variant of the ThunderSmart III, complete with automatic locking differentials and advanced programming to make it a formidable off-roader! Click here for a video of the TSM in action: …

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Feb 16

eRally VXh (2014)

Hello! I am happy to share with you the eRally VXh, the EV3 successor to the very popular eRally. With its unique hybrid drivetrain, all wheel independent suspension and all wheel drive, the eRally VXh set a time of 23.76 seconds, beating the original eRally and the ThunderSmart III, claiming second place! For more information, …

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Feb 16

K3MOSAB3 (2014)

Hello. When I left the Community for the first half of this year, I missed SprinkleOtter’s SumoBot challenge. I know I’m way too late to actually compete, but I decided to build one anyway. The result is K3MOSAB3 (kee-moh-sah-bee), an EV3 SumoBot with super-intelligent programming and clever mechanisms to bring it to victory. I would …

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Feb 16

eRally (2014)

Hello! I return with the eRally, an All-Wheel Drive, RC NXT rally car with four wheel independent suspension. This is the final result, my second quickest MOC ever! Continue on to find out what makes the eRally so unique. (I offer LDD close-ups for the first time, in each section.) See a video of the …

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