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  1. Jetro

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    I love the fact that you've been able to create your own app. What's the advantage of your app at this moment? Can you connect to more than one hub?
  2. Jetro

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    The only thing that changes when you change the language is the content of the legal notices.
  3. Jetro

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    @TrainDragon love those pics. Thanks!
  4. Jetro

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Thanks. I hadn't realised Jorge had identified the chip and I was hoping you had opened up a unit :D
  5. Jetro

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Thanks for the breakdown! Did you post Boost pictures on EB? I can't seem to find any.
  6. Jetro

    [REVIEW] 1001 - HispaBrick Magazine Kiosk

    Start building that robot already!!
  7. I hope the article has given you some ideas :) This is the perfect opportunity to ask one of the masters!
  8. The MINDSTORMS team has gone through some dramatic changes (as have many LEGO departments) and the marketing team is brand new. As an anecdote, last year I had the opportunity to interview someone from the Boost team. I had a whole list of technical questions about the platform, but it turned out the person who gave the interview was one of the model designers and didn't know a thing about the technology behind the platform - not even that it was the basically the same technology as the WeDo 2.0 platform. We still had a great interview talking about the model though and I got a chance to play around with the app. Some things you can ask about: 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LEGO MINDSTORMS. Will there be some kind of celebration? How has MINDSTORMS evolved over the years and what do you think are its strong points? The MINDSTORMS You could also ask about the MINDSTORMS display in the LEGO House, but again, there is a good chance the person(s) doing the interview will know next to nothing about it. I could think of dozens of "good" questions that won't get an answer either, even if they are not about future products, like why the MINDSTORMS Gallery was deleted and replaced by a new dumbed down version (no option for the users to upload building instructions or code). Or why there is no PF > EV3 conversion cable to create at least a basic compatibility between the platforms.
  9. A lot of these questions have answers already or cannot be expected to be answered The EV3 runs a custom Linux firmware. that means *any* Linux compatible programming language can be used to program the brick. There is a more complete Linux firmware available from ev3dev that supports python, C, borland, .... If you are asking about the inclusion of a written language in the programming environment provided by LEGO, that is a conscious decision by the MINDSTORMS team based on the target market of the EV3. Questions on future products will never be answered I/O ports are a matter of design on the one hand and power consumption on the other. Attaching more than 4 motors to a robot means there is not enough battery power available to move them all. (at the same time) Smartphone support is not something that is available for the Ev3 so it's not something they can give a current answer to. Future products are not discussed by LEGO. I'm afraid your question will not get an answer. Questions on future products are never answered by LEGO. As far as they are concerned there is nothing beyond the EV3. Even if there were, they will never breathe a word about it.
  10. Jetro

    Bluebrick Layout Software

    Thank you for all the work you keep putting into this project Alban!
  11. If you are a good boy we can bring the Eurobricks Corner back I'm sure we'll work something out for the next issue... Damn Nexoknights - I want my name backl Thanks!
  12. At some point we may have to consider including EB nicks to the articles to know who is who
  13. His second LEGO Ideas house to pass the 10.00 vote barrier was not picked up by LEGO. I doubt he'll submit all of them, but it would be great to see a few more as official sets!
  14. I'm glad you liked it @MAB. We try to offer as wide a variety of topics as possible and when I learned about Six Bricks earlier this year I knew I had to get an article into the magazine.
  15. @ACPin unfortunately I won't be there on Friday, but @lluisgib will be there to represent HispaBrick Magazine.