Tag Archive: tutorial

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 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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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 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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Aug 29

How to Program a Proportional Wall Follower in NXT-G

This week’s NXT tutorial will teach you how to write a proportional wall following program for your FLL robot. The program uses an Ultrasonic sensor. This comes in handy because it allows your FLL robot to follow along a wall, without colliding with it. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of …

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Aug 22

How to Program an Acceleration MyBlock in NXT-G

This week’s NXT tutorial will teach you how to write an acceleration program for your FLL robot. This will allow you to avoid accuracy-robbing wheelspin when your FLL robot begins to drive. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of July were: Venkateshalu, Albert Bricker and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much! …

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Aug 15

Calibrating the Sensors on your NXT Robot

This week’s NXT tutorial will teach you how you can calibrate the sensors on your FLL robot. I will explain how to download the program onto your NXT, how to use the program and when to use the program in an FLL event. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of July …

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Aug 11

How to Import EV3 Programs (.ev3s) into an EV3 Project

Today’s video will teach you how to take individual EV3 programs (.ev3s files) and import them into the EV3 programming environment to be used in an EV3 project. My Patreon supporter(s) for more than $5 for the month of July were: Venkateshalu, Albert Bricker and Turnabout Akamia. Thank you so much! My supporters on Patreon …

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