I have known John for a few years now due to him doing a write up on my LEGO Wheelchair for Make, back then he was working on a book that covered using LEGO and Arduino’s together, called Make: Lego and Arduino Projects: Projects for extending MINDSTORMS NXT with open-source electronics. It’s a fantastic book!
His new book, Hacking Your Lego Mindstorms EV3 is on a similar theme but of course for the EV3, not the NXT. It also covers making your own parts via 3D Printing and Laser cutting which I found very useful.
The book features nice colourful based instructions to build 5 projects and then how to hack each one (e.g change the EV3 for a Arduino or Pi). Like the previous book, this book uses products from Wayne and Layne e.g the Bricktronic Shield however also includes hacks / projects using the Raspberry Pi. I would of liked to have seen the introduction to Electronics chapter added to this book which exists in the previous book. I believe this book is more designed for beginners than the previous book.
If you own a EV3 and want to take it to the next step by using another controller, this book is a very good introduction for you.
So, using your phone while driving is becoming a huge killer around the world. So I thought I would make a LEGO model that demo’d this.
This is programmed in Lejos and uses an Android Phone
I have always fancied building a pair of LEGO Roller Skates. So Friday Night I did 🙂 2 EV3’s per leg, 8 NXT motors, programmed in EV3-G
People say the Apple Watch is limited! So I decided to hack something together in a lunch time. Control your LEGO EV3 using your Apple Watch 🙂
I think my next wearable project with be the LG G Watch and then the Pebble, both should be able to control the EV3
Here is another example of bringing my 2 favourite hobbies together, programming and LEGO.
This time round I have made a voice activated (iOS Siri) LEGO garage.
I was lucky enough to bump in to Lee at the BETT show in London. This is a 4 day massive education show held at the EXCEL center. Here is a very cool video of Lee showing us some LEGO EV3 models.
I want Evan!
Well people, today is a great day for LEGO MINDSTORM fans, the next generation of the LEGO MINDSTORMS set has been announced and looks flipping awesome! I have known about this for a little while being an MCP and have been itching to spread the word however could not!
Check out these videos:
A brilliant article on the main features and spec can be found here : BotBech