Guys… I’m Taking a Break

I need a complete break from my website, YouTube channel, and social media. I expect to bring my website up-to-date and start making videos again in a few months.

Here is a quick summary of what I’ve been working on and what you’ll see when I come back: Mindstorms Ev3 Customized Pickup Truck, Mindstorms NXT Autonomous Off-road Vehicle, Technic Pullback Tatra Buggy


I NEED YOUR HELP! YouTube Partner Program

DEAR VISITOR: Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. According to the new YouTube Partner Program policy, my channel must reach 1000 subscribers & 4000 hours watch time in the last 12 months by February 20, 2018 – or I will be kicked off the YPP. So I really appreciate ANY support you can offer!

HOW YOU CAN HELP: #1. Subscribe to my YouTube channel: I upload many videos on Mindstorms and Technic – occasionally other videos such as animations and lifestyle videos are uploaded as well.   #2. Share my YouTube videos. Sharing helps other LEGO fans discover my videos!   #3. Follow me on Twitter: There you can have access to exclusive content such as sneak peeks to upcoming videos and build updates.

THANK YOU! Reaching 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of watch time (for Feb. 20, 2017 – Feb. 20, 2018) will enable me to remain in the YouTube Partner Program. Staying in the YouTube Partner Program is important to me in that its benefits help support the work I do for my channel and website.

Bluetooth Rally Racer

Rally Racer is the successor of Rally Rac3r. The difference? This Rear Wheel Drive race car is a tremendous success. As complimented by Karl4123, this vehicle has “sleek and stylish looks.” It is geared up 36:12 or 3:1, and it is decently quick with decent torque. Many styling cues have been added. Why is there no InfraRed Sensor, you may ask! Well, thank you for asking! With the help of Builderdude35’s tutorials, Rally Racer drives via Bluetooth! Rally Racer’s Intelligent Brick acts as a receiver, and a second Ev3 Intelligent Brick is the remote! In this way, I am able to control Rally Racer from 200 feet away. I also incorporated bluetooth RC into prototype versions of my 2010 Cadillac CTS-V ReplicaContinue reading

Looking Back At 2015

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 31,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

The busiest day of the year was November 10th with 525 views. The most popular post that day was EV3RSTORM.

Top 5 Posts in 2015






Top 5 Referring Sites in 2015

Ultimate Robotics Network

The NXT Step Blog


VEX iQ Forum

MindTechnic Blog


Most visitors came from the United States, totaling over 8,000. Germany and Spain rank next to the United States, but each at less than 6% of total traffic. In all, there were visitors from 110 countries all over the world.

Aero Racer 2.0

The original Aero Racer featured a dual motor setup. This is a completely overhauled pullback racer with three hard-coupled pullback motors. Combine that with large tires, and it makes for a superb setup for more than adequate torque and speed and exceptional distance run. Features flex axles and (non-functional) V8 piston engine.

SharkBot – Robotic Shark

The SharkBot robot is built with Lego Mindstorms Ev3 and is basically a modified version of Builderdude35’s Timmyton 5.5 robotic shark. It features aerodynamic styling, mechanical upgrades, modified programming, and more (including both autonomous behavior and remote control function).  Continue reading