Pixy CMUcam5: Camera Sensor for LEGO MINDSTORMS

If you’re into camera sensors for robots, you might have heard of Pixy. It’s a popular vision system for devices like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. And now there a version for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, too. Check out the video to see it in action. Readers of the EV3 Discovery Book will recognize the robot featured...

EV3 Discovery Book now available in Traditional Chinese

I’m excited to let you know that a Traditional Chinese translation of the EV3 Discovery Book is now available! The book is published by GOTOP in Taiwan. Check out the product page for more details here. The EV3 Discovery Book is now available in the following languages: English (No Starch Press, USA) German (dpunkt.verlag, Germany)...

BeagleBone Black EV3 Cape

There’s a new and exciting project over at Kickstarter that combines the BeagleBone Black with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 motors and sensors. I’ve previously used the BeagleBone in our Zebro Light robot, so I was quite excited about the idea of combining the BeagleBone with MINDSTORMS. The EVB is a cape (a shield) that turns your...

EV3 Holiday Gift Guide: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Starter Pack

Do you want to build robots with your kids, but not sure where to start? Have a look at this Amazon list for inspiration. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit, combined with the EV3 Discovery book and the EV3 Idea Book, should give you everything to get started building and programming your own robots and master...

LEGO-EV3-Roboter: Discover EV3 in German!

The long-awaited LEGO-EV3-Roboter is now available! It’s got everything you love about the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book, but now completely rewritten in German. Just like the English edition, this translation is in full-color. I didn’t receive my first copy yet, but based on the previous translations by dpunkt.verlag, I’m sure it’s really good. You...

EV3 Home Edition or EV3 Education Edition: Which one to buy?

Want to buy a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics kit, but not sure which version to get? This article gives some considerations that may help you decide. For an unbiased, detailed overview of all the differences in terms of LEGO elements, software, and so on, read this article instead. What’s the main difference between the two...

EV3 robots coming to Utrecht, Netherlands

Do you want to see some cool EV3 robots in action, or have you always wanted to meet some of the world’s leading MINDSTORMS robot builders and programmers? Then come visit the LEGO MINDSTORMS booth at LEGOWorld in Utrecht, the Netherlands between 16-22 October. I’ll be there on 17-19 October to demonstrate the robots featured...

New Wireless Bluetooth console for BeagleBone Black

When we developed the Zebro Light robot featuring the (original) Beaglebone, we frequently had to go out for field tests. Inside the university building, we could use WiFi to program and debug the robot, but this was impractical (and occasionally dangerous) as the robot walked outside of the WiFi range. Open Electrons has come up...

BRICK SORT3R: Sort LEGO bricks by color and size

Have you always wanted to sort your LEGO bricks automatically? Now you can build a robot to do it for you! BRICK SORT3R can sort LEGO bricks by color and size. Check out a video of the robot in action below: Tutorial Do you want to build your own brick sorting machine? Complete step-by-step building...
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