Monthly Archives: September 2016

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robot from a single EV3 Kit    Send article as PDF   
This is my first attempt at a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robot which can be made from a single LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (Home) kit. It was built with the intention of being demonstration Robot that the team members of the Metal Minds Robotics Team I mentor could build at home with their own EV3 Kits.

Team #27 ‘Metal Mind Robotics’ 2016 Launch

Examiner Masthead    Send article as PDF   

Using WS2812B Addressable RGB LED Strips with Arduinos    Send article as PDF   
This article is about my experiments with the WS2812B LED strip, which is an addressable RGB LED strip. This information should also work with other similar LED strips, such as strips of the WS28XX family, Neopixel strip, among others. The WS2812B addressable LED strip comes in several varieties that differ in size, sealant or LED density. Choose the one that best fits your purpose.

Stability Issues with Building the T-R3X Dinosaur    Send article as PDF   

I was having stability issues with Daniel Benedettelli’s T-R3X Dinosaur robot as featured in his book: THE LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 LABORATORY. When he walked he was quite unstable, especially during turns, or long straight runs where he suffered from the speed wobbles. I build him to entertain some lower Primary School Students, so I had to get him stable on his pins to avoid thier bad press.

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