LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3: 12 Bonus Models

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...

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Hits Shelves on September 1

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®...

EV3 Source Code available on Github

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.

BrickPi: NXT Robots with Raspberry Pi

Dexter Industries has recently launched a Kickstarter for their latest project, the BrickPi. The project aims to bring the Raspberry Pi and LEGO Mindstorms together. It’s basically a shield that slides over the Raspberry Pi and allows you to control and connect LEGO sensors and motors. The project also has a case designed for mounting...

MinuteBot Baseplate available in US and Europe

The MinuteBot Baseplate is now listed for $19.99/ EUR 16.00 / GBP 12.60. This is much less than the initial price. If you didn’t have a few of these already, you may want to consider getting some now. You can see what I used the Baseplates for here. Get MinuteBot Baseplate in the US Get...

Printerception: NXT Printer prints self portrait

Students from the Franz-Haniel-Gymnasium have extended the printer from the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor’s Guide to print images – pixel by pixel. In fact, they turned it into an actual printer. The original model is merely a ‘plotter’. You can find more information here [LINK]. Below is a video of the printer in action.


Looking for more LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 stuff? Check out the video below. This video was recorded at LEGOWORLD Copenhagen, which ended yesterday. This video features all of the EV3 robots, as well as some highlights of the new robotics system, such as 3D building instructions and remote control with the IR Beacon or with a...

MINDSTORMS EV3 in Copenhagen

I’m currently in Copenhagen to help The LEGO Group demonstrate their new MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics system. I managed to get a closer look at the box, so you can now identify what these extra models are (see below). They also have a display with 15 years of history of LEGO MINDSTORMS – check it out...

EV3 Dragon

Today I came across this EV3 Dragon at LEGOWORLD Copenhagen, made by Lee Magpili. It’s a really nice model. The original robot is red, but I took the opportunity to play a little with color schemes. Which is your favorite?
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