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

Published on July 12, 2014 by in EV3 News, Writing
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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

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Coming Soon: The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

Published on May 2, 2014 by in EV3 News, Writing

After many months of hard work, I’m excited to announce that The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book will soon be released. I’ve been working on this project in silence since 2012 using the very first EV3 prototypes, and I’ve been building, programming, and writing ever since. The fine folks at No Starch Press have been

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LEGO MINDSTORMS at LEGOWORLD 2013

Published on October 18, 2013 by in EV3 News
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These are some of the pictures I took at LEGOWORLD in Utrecht, the Netherlands before the entrance was open to visitors. The setup is different this year, with more opportunities for kids to interact with the new EV3 system. I joined the crew of MCP and AFOLs to help demonstrate EV3 and answer (lots of!)

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education Expansion Set 45560 Instructions

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Looking for the Core Set (#45544) instructions? Click here. Znap [DOWNLOAD - 5MB]

 
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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education 45544 Instructions

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You can download the instructions for the robots in the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set (LEGO# 45544) using the links below. Happy building! Looking for the Expansion Set (#45560) instructions? Click here. Educator Vehicle (with attachments) [DOWNLOAD - 5MB]

 
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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 now on Amazon

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The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (#31313) is finally available. You can get it from Amazon now! Which robot will you build first? Download the EV3 software for free The software is not included on a CD in the box, but you can download it for free from the official LEGO MINDSTORMS website. Get get ready

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Unboxing Video

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Curious to see what’s in the box? Sit back and watch as I unbox the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 home edition. I’ll show you the EV3 packaging with the 5 hero models, the multi functional sleeve around the box, as well as what you’ll find inside. The set starts shipping from September 1. I’ll update

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3: 12 Bonus Models

RAC3R | A Racing Truck | Designed by Laurens Valk

The LEGO Group has just revealed the 12 official bonus models that you can build with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 set. They were designed by members of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Expert Panel, and they’re officially endorsed by LEGO. Some of them also appear on the EV3 packaging. I’ve grouped all 12 projects by category

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Hits Shelves on September 1

Published on August 1, 2013 by in EV3 News
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Exciting news! Check out the press release below: ————————– ROBOTICS FANS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 HITS SHELVES ON SEPTEMBER 1ST Consumer Robotics Pioneers Reveal 12 Bonus Models Created by Community Experts; Online Availability Expected Later this Month for Pre-Order Billund, Denmark (August 1, 2013) – The LEGO Group today announced that LEGO® MINDSTORMS®

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EV3 Source Code available on Github

Published on August 1, 2013 by in EV3 News
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The source code for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 has been released! If you’re an experienced Linux programmer, you can start exploring the code even before the EV3 hits the shelves. Give it a go, and let us know what cool tools for EV3 you’ll develop first. Read more at BotBench.

 
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