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Powering the LEGO Mindstorms Brick from a 9v Plugpack

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I have been asked a number of times too how I power my Stationary and Development Robots from a 9 Volt, 5 Amp D.C. Plugpack connected to the Mains Power Supply. I prefer to have a Power Supply that can easily handle the demands put on it. A minimum rating of 3 Amps is needed if you plan running 4x Motors from the EV3 Brick.

EV3 Brick Firmware Update Process Fails

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What to do if your EV3 Brick stops working during the firmware update process.

If for some reason your EV3 Brick stops working during the firmware update process, you will need to manually update the firmware by doing the following (the EV3 Brick still needs a USB connection to your computer and the EV3 Software Running on you Computer):

Using the EDIMAX EW-7811Un with the EV3 Brick

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Instructions on how to get the EDIMAX EW-7811Un adaptor working on the EV3 brick using the LMS2012 Code. These instructions could be modified to get any WiFi dongle to work provided that the appropriate wireless driver can be compiled and inserted into the 2.6.33 kernel.

Direct connection of Bluetooth gamepads to the EV3 Brick

BrickHID EV3 - PS3 Controller
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In this project we show that a small C program running on the EV3, brickhid, can handle Bluetooth communications with a PlayStation 3 controller and translate stick positions and button codes into motor commands.



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