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  1. I'm proud to present that the LEGO GBC Pick & Place Robot module from GBC 6 has been digitized and ready for download. Also the NXT program is available on the website. Click here to download the building instructions and the NXT program. Skip to 1:33 to see the Pick and Place Robot working. Click here to support LEGO GBC 6 on LEGO Cuusoo.
  2. This may be already posted here (it links to a blog post from 2010) but I couldn't find it. Sent to me by a friend, so I'm sharing it here. From a blog examining the use of source code in movies. Neat easter-egg in the movie, if true. http://deeperdesign....n-made-of-lego/ Is Iron Man Made of Lego quick quote: The sequence in the film in which this code appears suggests that the code is either being downloaded as firmware to the Iron Man suit or being used to upload firmware to an RCX Lego brick that is somehow involved in the operation of Iron Man.
  3. Hello! Recently i discovered that both the Mindstorms EV3 beacon and the PF IR Remote are interchangeable. Here are some explanations: I was very happy to know that the EV3 Retail Kit comes with a Infrared remote(beacon), which can be used as a remote control for your robots. That's pretty handy if you want to build robots that interact with humans. By accident, i found out that the IR Beacon and PF remote are interchangeable for use with both the MS EV3 and PF systems! I tried it, and they both work with the Mindstorms EV3 IR Sensor and the Power Functions IR Receiver! Seems that the IR signals they produce are the same ( escept for the beacon mode button on the Mindstorms remote). The conclusion is that they can both be used to control EV3 and Power Functions models. Some time ago i read that the RCX can be used to SEND IR signals to the PF IR Receiver. That probably takes more knowledge than i currently have. This lead me to the following question: Can the Mindstorms EV3 Sensor can do the same? Is it able to send IR messages to other devices? For example, is it possible for an EV3 robot, using the Infrared Sensor, to send signals to a Power Functions IR Receiver? In this way you can expand the motor limit (4) with an external battery pack and an IR Receiver. I hope someone has information on that matter! (Solved! the EV3 IR sensor cannot be used to send IR signals to PF receivers and such ...) Thank you in advance!
  4. I have a question about the rechargeable battery from the NXT, does it work with the CPU of the EV3? I don't want to put out the money if it isn't going to work. Thank you in advanced. Newbie to Mindstorms... Cheers Jody Meyer
  5. Hi there, Click here to download the building instructions on my website! It has been a while since my last GBC. But I have made a new one with new modules in it;) Click here to watch the video on my website with more information etc.: Here's some information about the LEGO GBC 8. To download the building instructions and watch the pictures, please visit my website: http://pv-productions.com/lego-gbc-8/ This time I used over 2000 LEGO pieces. I used 2 XL motors. One for all the modules and one for the airpump. I also used the LEGO NXT to control the LEGO GBC with your smartphone, so you can wireless turn it off and on again. You can also control the GBC with a mechanical switch. I also used the LEGO NXT for measuring data for more details. So now you can see the balls that have passed by, the average amount of balls per second and a clock to see how long the GBC is running. The mechanisms and functions, which I used, do not all have names. So I named them again by function. 1. Stop-go mechanism 1: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time. 2. Sinusoid: Moves the balls by making a sinusoid motion. 3. Stop-go mechanism 2: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time. 4. Elevator: Lifts the balls to a higher level. Every time 3 balls can fit in the cabin. 5. Bridge: Leads the balls of yellow tower to the blue tower. When the elevator(4.) is down the bridge will go up and when the elevator is up the bridge is down. 6. Stop-go mechanism 3: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time. 7. Vertical pushers: Pushes the balls in a vertical way up. 8. Color sensor: takes measurements of the balls. 9. Ball pump: Pumps every time one ball. A new ball takes a place beneath another ball and then pushes them up. 10. Android app: Controls the LEGO GBC Website: http://pv-productions.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook...206638589482664 Youtube: http://www.youtube.c...op?feature=mhee Support site: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/51642
  6. Hi there, I previously posted the LEGO GBC 8 but now, after a week, the supportpage of the project is finally published. So, support the project if you want. Thanks. Click here to download the building instructions on my website! Click here to watch the video on my website with more information about mechanisms, programms, buildinginstructions, music I used, etc etc : Here's some information about the LEGO GBC 8. To download the building instructions and watch the pictures, please visit my website: http://pv-productions.com/lego-gbc-8/ Bron: Geek.com This is not GBC builder Philip Verbeek’s first outing with the concept — he’s on his 8th GBC build. Some of the past ones have included ball launchers, ramps, elevators, grabbing claws, and more. This time Verbeek has gone for a very ambitious build consisting of elevators, moving ramps, and a crazy undulating bridge. He’s also incorporated Lego NXT that allows him to track data about system performance and control the whole thing with an Android app. This new GBC consists of about 2,000 pieces, which is fewer than some previous builds. The contraption is powered by 2 XL Legomotors — one for all the modules, and one for the airpump. The mechanical energy from the motor is transmitted to most of the modules via gears or a network of strings woven through the blocks. Possibly the coolest aspect of this GBC is the Sinusoid ramp at the beginning. Watching it undulate while suspended by a network of strings its kind of mind boggling. It must have taken a good long time to get it timed correctly. Verbeek has also been kind enough to give us a walkthrough of the design. You can follow along with the gallery above to see each module up close. Stop-go mechanism 1: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time. Sinusoid: Moves the balls by making a sinusoid motion. Stop-go mechanism 2: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time. Elevator: Lifts the balls to a higher level. Every time 3 balls can fit in the cabin. Bridge: Leads the balls of yellow tower to the blue tower. When the elevator is down the bridge will go up and when the elevator is up the bridge is down. Stop-go mechanism 3: Stops balls and let them go by at the right time. Vertical pushers: Pushes the balls in a vertical way up. Color sensor: takes measurements of the balls. Ball pump: Pumps every time one ball. A new ball takes a place beneath another ball and then pushes them up. Android app: Controls the LEGO GBC. If you think you have the time and patience to assemble your own GBC with near-clockwork precision, Verbeek has made the plans available to download. It’s also on Lego’s Cuusoo page, if you think it’s worth supporting. Maybe Lego will finally make one of the GBCs a reality? You can also track Verbeek’s projects on Facebook and his YouTube channel. Website: http://pv-productions.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook...206638589482664 Youtube: http://www.youtube.c...op?feature=mhee Support site: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/51642
  7. Browsing through some pictures mentioned in [MOC] Dodge Challenger '70 R/T (by Dustyen055), I continued to browse and found this nice creation. More photos can be found on Flickr Chronicler35
  8. I like your projects!! Unfortunately creating a topic on EB to promote your own Blog is not allowed, so I have moved this post to the Mindstorms MOCs and Models topic.
  9. recently the bluetooth compatibility on my mindstorms NXT 2.0 has stopped working, the mindstorms porgram now does not recognise it as a bluetooth device, it says "unavailable". I run mindstorms v2.0f5 on a 2009 macbook (wich I recieved in 2011) the computer runs on 10.8.3 mountain lion and the NXT runs on firmware 1.31. I have established that the bluetooth connection on both machines (laptop and NXT) as I can in fact pair the two devices. the problem is the NXT Retail program itself, it just does not connect making it useless, so there must be some patch to the program. I have attached a picture of the window in question, when I hit "scan" essentially nothing happens, it appears to be searching but within a millisecond the screen returns to its previous state (the state the picture shows). I watched it in activity monitor when I hit scan and the program did nothing, nothing new came up. Please respond with any ideas, questions or even possible fixes, I really need help here!
  10. So I was looking through all the interesting new Mindstorms stuff, and I've found a number of parts that are of potentially great interest to us Technic builders. In this thread I will discuss the three major new parts that have been seen so far, aside from the new P- brick and the sensors, obviously. 1. New 3x11 panels (the ones in the tracks.) Part#: 6031916 What it is: This part is a redesign of the existing 3x11 curved panel. it has 8 new pin holes, and should be much easier to connect to other parts. Potential use: Crane boom, unibody vehicles. This part would be good for a variety of things that need to be strong and curved, like the boom on a crane, or a vehicle with unibody construction. However, the additional pinholes make it a bit uglier. Hopefully, it will be produced alongside it's older sibling. 2. New track cleats. (the red bits on the track.) Part#: 6036424 What it is: a (hopefully) rubber cleat that attaches to the newer style track pieces. Potential use: Tracked vehicles, joysticks. This part would solve many problems with the new tracks, like poor traction, and noise. This piece could also be used to add detail, or make more comfortable seats and joysticks. It could also be used in robot grippers. I just hope they make them in colors other than red, cause that will stand out in any model vehicle. 3. Ball caster. Part#: 6023956 What it is: a steel ball that fits in the female torque tube joint. Potential use: Thrust bearings, ball casters, maybe roller bearings. This piece is a bit larger than a zamor sphere, and apparently fits fairly tightly in it's housing. The intended, and obvious use, is as a caster support for robots. However, I have thought up a different use, as a turntable support bearing for a large mobile crane. a set of maybe 8 of these units would be placed around the turntable in a rough circle, and take some of the load off of the turntable. This is a smaller, and cheaper solution over using Hailfire droid wheels and soccer balls. Hope you like.
  11. On Rebrickable, Timothy Endersby posted his Lego Mindstorms NXT Double-Tracked Tank. It is surprisingly capable. His description on his :"Double-tracked is my attempt at a robust tank using the rubber treads. I used the rubber treads instead of the hard plastic treads since they have much better grip (and I have no plastic treads). This worked very well. The only down side to this is that there was no suspension. Also, the gears connecting the front and back treads would often catch on the ground. Overall though, I think this could outperform almost any other Lego tank the same size with hard plastic treads." He created 10-page PDF Building Instructions and a Zip file containing LDraw building files. See 6 pictures on his Mindstorms Podcast website.
  12. Need a ride? Need to tow a glacier somewhere, too? Photos, reading & the RobotC control program are here: http://sariel.pl/201...kt-7428-rusich/ Remember, it's powered by NXT, but fueled by vodka ;)
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  14. zephyr1934

    MOC semaphores

    [ full gallery] I have finally had a chance to photograph my semaphores. First off the signal bridge is modified version of a design I first saw by Jeramy Spurgeon. I have since seen this idea duplicated on several other layouts, but so far all of the examples I have seen have inactive signals. Sure, I had working LED signals, but then a few years back I started thinking about semaphores. There is just something nice about the changing position. So soon enough, I combined my semaphore idea with the signal bridge design. The MOC is tucked away in a dark corner of my layout and my camera batteries were dying, so I couldn't get any good video, but I was able to piece together this animated gif to give you an idea of how they look when operating. The mechanicals are fairly simple, a PF m-motor with a rubber band for a clutch. The one non-obvious feature is the two 1x1 plates just below the red and white semaphore arm. These are twisted ever so slightly to provide stopping points, the plate in back for the white and the plate in front for the red. I use an RCX to run the whole signal tower with a simple "break beam" train detector consisting of a PF LED pair in the middle shining on two light sensors, one for each track. I used a technic half pin to keep the emitted light beam tightly focused and a 1x1 plate sized hole in front of the sensor to keep as much ambient light out as possible. Because the whole setup is in a dark corner, the light for the sensor looks a lot brighter in the photos than it would normally look, e.g., I had the semaphores at one show and some of my club members were puzzling over how it sensed the trains. Given normal light levels it was a lot harder to see the light used for the sensor. The RCX is tucked away in a snug shed along the tracks, with cables coming out for the sensors, light, and motors. The program isn't complicated, but it does have a few clever tricks worked in, e.g., at startup it samples the background light level and stores that for a reference (instead of using a hardcoded value). It then does a loop to check if beam a has broken (saving the result in a variable), then if beam b has broken (again saving the result), then checks to see if it needs to change the state of either semaphore (either due to a newly broken beam or timing out since the last detection). Then loops back. Since most of the action is confined to the conditional statements, the program can complete the loop quickly and sample both tracks with a fairly frequency. I should also mention that I do not actually cut power to the track, so these are just for show. It should be fairly simple to modify this set up to control a single block on one track. [ full gallery]
  15. martinnygaard

    Pjaltenborg's corner!

    Hello everyone. Here i'll post all my MOC's, questions ect. Feel free til ask!
  16. Well, I posted a lot on NXTLOG before I ever discovered EuroBricks, and so instead of reposting all of my creations, most of which weren't that great anyway, I decided to just summarize them here and provide links to each of the projects. So, here goes. I don't have any pics of my first creation on this computer, so here is just a link: http://us.mindstorms...c4-65e19addb8b4 X-1 Speed Boost Link: http://us.mindstorms...01-2421bc026580 X-1 Speed Boost Mk.2 Link: http://us.mindstorms...43-2f3d841fe7b2 X-2 Black Scepter Link: http://us.mindstorms...01-04630d644675 X-2 Black Scepter Mk.2 Link: http://us.mindstorms...01-b4874ff0b925 ULTRA (Ultimate Lego TRacked Attacker) Link: http://us.mindstorms...70-94ef06375900 X-3 Kilo-Carrier Link: http://us.mindstorms...ed-ef3ee2d5725f Z-1 Heavy Explorer (First Wheeled Vehicle) (Sorry, can't find any pics on my current computer of this one either.) Link: http://us.mindstorms...30-b4422d69267e Z-2 Rhino Link: http://us.mindstorms...65-bcee1624ef3d Z-3 Cheetah Link: http://us.mindstorms...0a-d2b191154b07 Thanks for looking!
  17. I built this over Xmas as a way to use up my yellow studded LEGO. Just forgot to release it! Powered by 16XL motors and an NXT
  18. Here's something you don't see often -- a Lego racecar made with an onboard intelligent brick! Laurens Wuyts posted this YouTube video of his Lego Mindstorms NXT Ferrari 246 model. His Flickr photostream shows many of the details. He credited Sheepo for the suspension design. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWHy3a-aSHU
  19. Inverted LEGO Roller Coaster 1 by luc.2000, on Flickr It's here: my newest LEGO Roller Coaster! Some facts: - 5 cart inverted roller coaster train - 10 minifigures per train - 4 person staff - Half corkscrew followed by a half loop (is this called a Diving loop? Reply in the comments!) - Total heigth: - Track: 79 studs - Overall: 95 studs - Track length of the track (measured from the middle of the track): 655,5 studs - Built on 4x2 baseplates (128x64 studs) - Powered by 1 Mindstorms NXT unit - 3 NXT servo motors - 3 NXT sensors: 2 touch and 1 color More pictures are available at flickr. Hope you like it! Want LEGO to make some sort of roller coaster set? Support here: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/2201 I know there's a different roller coaster on the picture, but it's about SOME SORT of Lego roller coaster. If this reaches 10000 votes, LEGO will consider making a design themselves, and then produce it so you can buy it in your local store!
  20. Jovel recently wrote to me and asked: "I am big Technic fan. I love sets with lots of functions and all those kind of things. Of course, I also love Power Functions parts and especially Lego Mindstorms motors. But my main problem with Mindstorms is, it's too expensive (at least for what you get) -- only a few motors and some Liftarms, axles, and pins which I already own more than enough. So, I definitely won't buy two Mindstorms sets just for the NXT motors and sensors. "So I was wondering if I am the only one with this opinion; I think there are more! Are there more "normal Technic builders" that would buy Mindstorms if it were less expensive?" Please add your thoughts and comments below.
  21. davaoeno

    LEGO 2013

    London Toy Fair 2013 Check this out!!! http://www.brickset.com/news/article/?ID=5557
  22. I have this Siemens MC35i (RS232 GSM Modem) witch i want to send a message, when the robot want's it send a message to the computer witch then send message to the GSM Module. you can erad about the SM Module here: http://extremeelectr...oller-tutorial/ The entire setup is because i have to make my mindstorms send me a text message, when there is a problem in the setup. It's for a city-layout in a LEGO Exhabition. as alternative i can use a net "SMS-service" - that will require the PHP script "GET". I really hope someone is able to help me - i'm stuck in the project right now.
  23. Hi everyone, We are announcing our 1st 'Sketchfast' contest with cash reward! You have 72 hours (starting now) to design the best 3D model on the theme of lego mindstorms! You'll find details on how to participate here: http://blog.sketchfa...hfast-contest-1
  24. martinnygaard

    Mindsensor LineLeader

    Hi all LEGO lovers! I've bought this Mindsensors LineLeader sensor some weeks ago. But i'm not really satisfied with the result. The veichle zig-zag a lot, and i saw some videos of this sensor at Youtube (like Xander's) but my result is net even close to his. A picture and a video will come soon. my question is; What is your experiences of the sensor? is there a minimum wheel size, for making it work properly? maybe the sensor has to be a minimum distance from the driveaxle? Hope some of you guys can help me - need it to drive 100% correct all the time, 'cause the veichle will drive UNDER a table at LEGO exhibitions.