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  1. Hi everybody! I present to you Remote Bla Bla. Remote Bla Bla is a Pybricks (https://pybricks.com) program for a LEGO PoweredUp TechnicHub and a LEGO PoweredUp Remote Control where you first define how each device answers to remote control button actions (config mode) and then you play with your MOC/Set using the defined configuration (play mode). The configuration is saved so that you can turn off the hub, change batteries if needed, go back to your hub and everything is there. Just play. If the configuration is not what you want, you can go back to config mode and reconfigure the behavior. Keep in mind that this is a computer with an input device of 7 buttons and an output device of just two LEDs. This is a Star Trek like interface, a real YDSWIG interface: you don't see what you get. However, once you learn it, you will notice that it is simple. No screens attached! It is working with the latest release of pybricks (v3.1.0). Documentation here. Get it from here. Example usage video: Zetros controlled by Remote Bla Bla: Hope you like it, tell me what you fill about it. I will try to publish some usage examples later. PS: this is a pure software MOC, maybe it should be in the LEGO Mindstorms and Robotics Forum... but I have the feeling that most interested people are here in LEGO Technic Forum. Admins, tell me what you think. VascoLP
  2. Truck, Forklift, Trailer and Pallets for Load Zone / Rig & Roll competition. 8 PoweredUp motors in a very compact design. Controlled by PU remote and Pybricks, no device. It was a lot of fun to design, build and is a lot of fun to play with. Truck heavily inspired by the Seahorse Truck of Mahj, redesigned from the ground up. Forklift lift design by Jovlem/Appie-NL and adapted. Free building instructions per model and python code for Pybricks on Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-105435/Berthil/load-zone-rig-and-roll/
  3. I am very happy about all the feedback and contributions which take the library to that step. Today version 1.0.0 of the legoino library is released! After over a year of learnings and feedback i have reworked the library to be more consistent and to make some things easier. Unfortunately this was not possible without breaking changes. This means some functions and methods has to be removed or renamed. To make the migration of your sketches easier, just have a look into the Migration guide provided on the github project page: Migration guide New features Duplo Train support Enriched Motor commands (maxPower, brakingStyle) Support of setAbsoluteMotorPosition, setAbsoluteMotorEncoderPosition Callbacks for changes on hub properties and sensor values PowerFunction (IR) functions included Hub Emulation (powered up to powerfunction translator) Adding of getHubName rework of log messages to the standard log_d, log_w, log_xx messages. Log levels could now be switched via the Arduino environment Contribution I am very happy about the whole community who participates in that library and contributes with ideas and your cool projects that uses the legoino library. If you have any questions, ideas or need help, you can just contact me. Looking forward to all the cool stuff you are building with the new version of the library. Cheers, Cornelius
  4. MusicaRibelle

    Powered Up Hub not working at all

    Hello everybody, After thinking about it for a couple of months, I've decided to invest in the new PoweredUp tech and bought Hub and L-motor for my Crocodile locomotive.< So far the process of using the new tech has been.. terrible. The hub, when turned on, shows a blinking pink light (firmware update needed). The app finds the hub (from the app, I choose the Croc, shows the interface to run the train, and the BLE icon shows a few colors) - I suppose it starts the download of the firmware: it shows full screen a picture of the Hub with a big 0% - I suppose that it is meant to show progress and go to 100%.. except it doesn't. It stays at 0% for a few seconds, then it shows a list of connected hubs. The list has only one element "Lego bootloader", the app is frozen, the hub is "off", meaning it shows no light, and pressing its green button does nothing. The only way out is to restart the app, restart the hub (open and close the lid, disconnecting power). Nothing changed after repeated attempts, I tried on two different smartphones, one Android, one Apple, in case it was a phone problem - it isn't. I don't know what to do. Calling Lego is an option, but their traffic volume is high, I am not expected to speak to any human for hours... Any useful suggestion?
  5. In a lot old threads I've seen comments, that the L and XL motors would not be fully compatible with the Boost Hub in the Powered App. But that this might change with future updates. Can anyone tell me if they don't work at all or what the problems are? Or if it's maybe already fixed with the current app version? Currently I only have a Boost Hub and would like to get an additional motor with more power and the possibility for absolute positioning (servo/tacho mode). But I'm not sure if I would have to buy a new hub as well to use it... Thank you for any hints, Tobias
  6. I am building a RC version of the Lego Land Rover Defender (42119) and it will include a 3 speed sequential Transmission. It will be operated from the Powered-Up Lego app. using 3 buttons and it includes a dial that shows the selected gear. I am using a Technic Hub (88012) and a Technic Medium Angular Motor (45603). The Remote Control has 3 buttons; up-shift, down-shift and neutral. When the application is started it calibrates the shifting axle to be at the "neutral" gear and sets the angle to 0. Pressing the up-shift button will engage the 1st gear, then if pressed again the 2nd until it reaches the 3rd gear. If you press the up-shift button more times it will not move the shifting mechanism but will make a "clanking" noise. Pressing the down-shift button will sequentially shift to the next lower gear until it gets to neutral where again will make a "clanking" noise trying to go lower. To the right of the 3 buttons there is a dial that indicates the gear is selected. [Media]
  7. Hello everyone, I was trying to figure the below down on my own browsing forums, searching for answers, reading a lot of articles from last 2 years however I did not find strict answers to my questions. I am sorry if some answers were already posted here and I did not find them. As I am about to spend some serious money (for me personally as I am not rich) on Lego Technic and I want to be able to create custom machines later I feel like I HAVE TO decide between Power Functions and Powered Up. 1. Is (or will) Powered Up system be customizable using Lego official App or 3rd party app? Will I be able to use Power Up motors and customize them into different than original machine so it works? 2. Should I even be coinsidering Powered Up systems for future and creating custom machines? 3. Is Power Functions a better choice for now and for future for creating custom machines? Is it easier to customize controls? 4. Are there any news or leaks that Lego will allow to customize controls of new Powered Up motors? 5. Is Power Functions better for building custom machines than Powered Up? 6. Does BuWizz or Bricks going to support and customize Powered Up? I am sorry, it all feels so overwhelming as for a beginning person that has limited budget and needs to pick carefully and plan everything ahead.
  8. Hi, I have found a few quirks with the Powered Up app, I consider these bugs. I have made a post about these on my microsite: https://www.biasedlogic.com/index.php/lego-poweredup-bugs/ In short summary: While LEGO advertises the Large Technic Motor (not only) as having an absolute position encoder there's no way of getting this position in the Powered Up App While all data ports in the Powered Up app support very large numbers without a hitch, you can't type in / read out anything beyond 9999.99. Annoying as position for motors can be only specified in degrees and 9999 degrees is less than 28 turns. Specifying negative relative distance for a motor to move makes it still move in positive direction (WTF?) Logic functions have only AND and OR, but not XOR or NOT, especially the missing negation is hard to understand. For some issues there are workarounds, I have described them on my site with pictures, I don't want to redo the work in the forum and pictures are worth 1000 words... Am I missing something or these are actual faults? best regards, M.
  9. Hi! A few days ago I joined to find answers on the communication with the elements of the PoweredUp! train control system. Well, I didn't get a reply, and found the solution myself. Yesterday, I made a reverse engineering session and wrote a document listing all the information I could find - hopefully in a concise way. I also added some questions both about the Handset as well as the Smart Hub. Questions I intend to direct at LEGO, too, via the LEGO Ambassador Network. I want to thank Jorge Pereira of the BOOSTreveng project for helpful pointers about the command structure - The old "I could only see that far because I'm standing on the shoulders of giants" definitely applies here. I will continue my work on this document - I'm waiting for the BOOST color sensor to arrive, and want to get my hands on the motor used in the Batmobile - and if someone here has suggestions or additional information, don't hesitate to contact me. PoweredUp! Documentation The next step will be the design of a going-in-between app, which allows me to control my trains with the PUP Handset, but relayed over a computer (maybe a Raspberry Pi) that does things like drive both motors simultaneously, control the lighting, or react to the readings of the color sensor. UPDATE December 16th, 2018: Expanded the documentation with new findings: Battery power readings and conversion factors, blinking and shutdown thresholds. Document is now Version 0.3
  10. This is a new project I just started. As most of my projects it will probably never get completed but will be a good showcase of some ideas for other projects. I usually don't do MOCs, just like to automate things and add some unusual effects. Last two years I've been collecting some monorail parts with the idea of making something monorail-based, with a few 4DBrix parts to control my budget and also to let me control the movement of the train. When LEGO launched the LEGO 75217 Imperial Conveyex Transport I had the idea of using it as a monorail but adding the new Powered Up hub so I can control it with a MINDSTORMS EV3. So this is the first proof of concept: the EV3 pikcs the Conveyex and make it move until an ultrasonic sensor detects it: To connect the monorail motor to the PUp hub I modded a PUp lights cable, soldering an old 9V plug to the power pins (1 and 2) of the cable: This makes the monorail motor be seen as a Light by the Powered Up (and BOOST) hub so it only works with apps that accept Lights but for me it doesn't matter since I intend to use my own bash/python script. But for manual control and my kids pleasure it also works fine with the PUp train handset: Roadmap: - add a micro-motor to the Conveyex to also control the linked chain track - use EV3 motors (or perhaps 4DBrix motors) to control the monorail Y's - sell a kidney to get a few more monorail parts - integrate the monorail circuit in a Star Wars diorama, with the help of a PLUG mate that is an expert in Star Wars universe The MINDSTORMS EV3 is running ev3dev (linux). This allows me to use a Bluetooth USB dongle to talk BLE with the Powered Up hub. And will also allow me to use some gadgets like NFC sensors to detect the train position or IRLink to control some Power Functions automations (like the AT-ST head). Questions and suggestions are welcome.