Tag Archive: mindsensors

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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Feb 20

Polylander – The Ultimate Offroad Vehicle!

The finished Polylander, after weeks of building! The Polylander is an offroad vehicle, made using the Mindsensors PiStorms, Raspberry Pi, EV3 motors and sensors and LEGO Technic parts. It can conquer any terrain! Be sure to stay tuned, as more is sure to come for this epic PiStorms project! In this video series, I will …

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Feb 15

Polylander Teaser

Tune in on Saturday, February 20 to see the completed Polylander in action!!! In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors that allows you to connect LEGO motors and sensors, and …

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Feb 01

PiStorms Project Part 10: Programming Touch Screen Control

This week, we write program for controlling the Polylander via the PiStorms’ color touchscreen! In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors that allows you to connect LEGO motors and sensors, …

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Jan 25

PiStorms Project Part 9: Programming Autonomous Mode + Climbing!

This week, we write an Autonomous Mode program for the Polylander, as well as test to see how high it can climb! In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors that …

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Jan 18

PiStorms Project Part 8: Programming RC Mode

This week, we write and test a Python program that allows us to control the PiStorms via IR Remote! In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors that allows you to …

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Jan 11

PiStorms Project Part 7: Setting the Engineering Goals

This week, we take a look at the old 2013 Omilander to set the engineering goals for our 2016 PiStorms PolyLander! In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. PiStorms is a shield for the Raspberry Pi made by Mindsensors that allows …

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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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Dec 28

PiStorms Project Part 6: Adding Sensors and Mechanical Finishing Touches

This week I add EV3 Ultrasonic and Infrared sensors to the PolyLander, as well as add some reinforcement and redesign the rear jack, to mechanically complete the robot. Next Monday, we get to programming! In this video series, I will be releasing a new video every Monday, tracking my progress on my first PiStorms project. …

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