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  1. A new article has been uploaded to our Wordpress blog. We have implemented the daisy chain functionality in our EV3DEV/C++ environment. The good news: it unlocks additional functionality, like more than 4 bricks can be chained, daisy chain using WiFi and accessing the leds and the display on the slave bricks ... The full article can be found here: https://siouxnetontrack.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/our-ev3dev-c-daisy-chain-unlocks-additional-functionality/
  2. Did you know that any standard EV3 brick is capable of controlling the LEDS separately? And that the display is capable of displaying 4 shades of gray? No, this extra functionality is not available via the standard programming environment that Lego provides. But if you use low level programming (I used EV3DEV in combination with C++), you have. See the example below. You can read my article at our blog here: https://siouxnetontrack.wordpress.com/2020/04/25/lego-mindstorms-ev3-with-an-image-with-4-different-shades-of-gray/ Or have a look at the Youtube videos. Enjoy. Hans
  3. Thanks! I hope we will be at Lego World 2020. Depends if an event as big as Lego World will be allowed again and if we are selected. Hans
  4. I have drawn the container loader in LDD and then rendered by Studio.io. This is the result: Click on the picture to see it in full resolution (4096 x 2304), more pictures available here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmMhW4fq. Enjoy, Hans
  5. An article has been posted about the replacement of the Delta crane by a complete new Container Loading system. https://siouxnetontrack.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/delta-crane-will-be-replaced-by-container-loading-station/ Or start with the video first:
  6. Read my last post regarding my GBC layout here:
  7. Hanso

    GBC General Discussion

    My third module I am working on, is called "Tower Shoot". Balls entering the tower, are catapulted to the top. This is done by hitting the lever with the green beam. A first prototype has been built and you can view the action on Youtube. Enjoy, Hans
  8. The "Hit and Run" module, upgraded to 4 studs wide. Now able to handle 2 balls per 4 seconds, so 1/2 of the required speed. Will make a second version in the future when I build a closed GBC loop. Enjoy, Hans
  9. Hanso

    GBC General Discussion

    Latest video:
  10. Hanso

    GBC General Discussion

    New post here: Including a link to my latest video:
  11. The Lego Mindstorms GBC module "Circles" is now finished, as you can see on the video. I am using two EV3 M motors and two EV3 Touch sensors for this module. One motor is used for rotating the buckets, the sensor checks if 1/16 of the circle is made. The second motor/sensor is used for the ball loading, you can see how it works at the beginning of the video (time frame 0:12 - 0:25). The module is now working standalone, still needs to be placed in a larger setting including the "Hit and Run" module. Please let me know what you think and/or like the video. Hans
  12. Hanso

    GBC General Discussion

    I have added a ball loading mechanism to my module, you can see it here: While adding and testing the additional loading mechanism, I also increased the speed of the belt. During all these testing (> 2 hours), lots of things went wrong before I got it right. But the belt never cracked. Difficult to do a real duration test because I don't have a closed loop (yet). In this update (version 2.1), the ball loader dispense a ball exactly that it enters the belt, when the bottom flipper is set to its base position. Because of this specific timing and the increased speed, I can now reach 10 balls in 42 seconds. When I have widened the belt to 4 studs (instead of 2) and I clone the belt, I should be able to reach the speed of 1 ball/second. Waiting now for the ordered bricks. Will keep you posted.
  13. Hanso

    GBC General Discussion

    Will going to do a test this weekend. Let's see if it holds. Hans
  14. Hanso

    GBC General Discussion

    Thanks for the compliment. I have not tested (yet) for several hours, but if there is weak point in my module, it will be the chain. I have ordered some additional parts to increase the width from 2 studs to 4 studs, so I can transport two balls in one run. And then clone the conveyor belt plus a slight increase of the motor speed, so I can transport 4 balls per 4 second. That is to say, if it works ;-) Below you see a rendered impression of the widened version. Will keep you posted.