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Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

David Schenken wrote:

Didn't it get migrated from PTC User?

Nope. In fact, it's still active at ptcuser.org along with the "Network" and "PTCUser" lists.

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Doug Schaefer | Engineering Manager
Crow Works

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

Gosh. That's too cool, even though it's just a toy.

I agree on the off topic section. Maybe that's where all the people from all of the different sections could come talk together. These boards are just way too sectioned, it's annoying when you try to follow more than one section. What's the point in following anyone if you can't decide who to follow.

One can't even add a signature here, so noone knows who is who. Post counts and join dates went away so one hardly knows if they are talking to a newb or not!

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

If you click on a person, it does show this:

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and also that you are not a newb:

Besides, you have 3505 points - that says something.

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

Hi Dale,

I know, you have to browse each and every persons profile now to see the details.

And you are one of the first person who I've added to my friendlist way back. Remember?

Now could you please take off that first picture? My current employer would not be happy to see it.

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

I tried, but I think once a reply has been done to a conversation, you can't go back and edit that conversation. I clicked on Action, but edit was not one of them, neither was delete. Why haven't you edited your profile to remedy that?

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

Oh ok. Well, the picture doesn't matter that much anymore. So, don't worry.

This forum is just....

Why didn't I edit the profile is a long story.

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

At Jakub Fojtík‌'s request I've removed the screenshot of his profile in the message above.

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

Thanks! Why can't you edit a post after someone had replied?

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

I know I've mentioned this before (How-to start or reply to a discussion? / Re: How do I edit one of my posts ?) but the reason is to prevent at bait-and-switch scenario of someone changing the material nature of a post after another member has responded to their original content. Typically if a post requires editing (fact check, grammatical mistake, etc.) the user can catch it when reviewing their post and edit before anyone responds. If further clarification is required you can always respond in line to clarify a post or correct any point that needs addressing.

Re: Any Lego EV3 Aficionados Here?

Just a quick update on my progress in this quest.

I finally received my EV3 education kits.  Such a joy to just put things together quickly and take them apart even faster.

Notes:

WIFI with the Lego processor requires a WIFI USB dongle.  Bummer!  ...yet noted.

Bluetooth should work and I've had the brick connect to Windows 8.1, but the Lego software didn't recognize the connection to my built-in Toshiba Bluetooth.

No worries, the communication cable worked fine once I realized the PC port was not the USB port on the brick.

I am very glad I opted for the education version as it includes a Li-Ion battery.  I would like the infrared control module, but that can be upgraded later.

I did build Gyro-Boy.  That is a hoot!  To know that Lego has accomplished a throughput to balance a robot on 2 wheels is a breakthrough in my eyes.

The program behind it is quite involved, but with the graphic interface in the software, it is very possible to backtrack the program's intent ...and modify it.

It is taking me quite some effort to understand communicating between the brick and software.

The screen is small and does not have a backlight.  Program distinction on the Lego processor are also a bit overwhelming.  It has a very limited menu system.

I am not sure I can to trig functions in the math section of the programs.  I really hoped I could enter sin() functions and such but I don't see a reference to it.

As an alternative, I did find some ramping techniques in other resources using a timer.

I have yet to play with the data capture experiments.  I have glanced at it and looks promising.  The Lego processor will even display the graphs on its little screen.

A lot can be programmed right on the Lego processor brick.  But again, as an interface, YUCK

Enjoy!