Easy to use Camera Sensor for EV3 & Hexbug

There’s yet another EV3 compatible camera sensor in town. Morpx has developed a camera sensor that communicates with your EV3 using IR signals. According to the project page, you can make the camera detect a line, and let it send IR commands to your robot in order to make it follow the line. Likewise, if...

EV3 Packaging Gets Slight Change, Contents Remain Unchanged

If you’ve recently visited the LEGO MINDSTORMS website, you may have noticed a slight change in the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 packaging. The packaging used to feature that you can remote control your robot, but now it also highlights that you can program it with PC software or a tablet app. LEGO says the change was...

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)...

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...

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...

New EV3 Building Idea Book by Isogawa

Yoshihito Isogawa, known for his marvelous mechanical contraptions, has announced a new book that will be released in October. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book contains pictures of numerous small and sophisticated mechanisms to use in your own EV3 robots. Best of all, you’ll need just one LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set to build each mechanism....

When you let robots do PR (they take over the world)

EV3 robots aren’t quite ready yet to assist in the household, but they can make themselves useful in other ways. I asked LAVA R3X to narrate my latest video for the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book. I think he did quite well. After I uploaded it, I realized that he’s actually asking people (you, dear...

EV3 Discovery Book now in stock on Amazon

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book is now in stock on Amazon! You can now also check out pictures of some of the robots, including the SNATCH3R, the Formula EV3 race car, and ANTY. Which robot will you build first?
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