RAC3 TRUCK

Hey, I’m back! RAC3 TRUCK is an official EV3 bonus model. Do not criticize me; I’m not taking any credit for this. Many NXT owners would probably like to know what RAC3 TRUCK is; therefore I am posting RAC3 TRUCK. myRAC3 TRUCK has already been built, and I will post it As Soon As Possible. Oh, my favorite bonus model! I love cars, so it’s no surprise that I liked this so much. The design is really nice. It does look like a truck, but more like a semi to me. I only have one complaint. There is so little weight on the rear end that the rear tires just spin on off-road surfaces such as snow. myRAC3 TRUCK attempts to fix that problem with TROQU3 Mode. Enjoy the video! PS- The video was taken by my friend Samson, and the Technic 4×4 Crawler + Unimog U400 are his LEGO. Access the video here: RAC3 TRUCK

myEL3CTRIC GUITAR

Yes, earlier I said that EL3CTRIC GUITAR might be my last post before going on vacation. I got lucky with some extra time (and the fact that I can’t bring MINDSTORMS® in my backpack on the plane for terrorist reasons, so myEL3CTRIC GUITAR will be dis-assembled and put in my suitcase); I hope the components don’t break, or-I won’t go there. OK… Continue reading

EL3CTRIC GUITAR

El3CTRIC GUITAR is an official EV3 bonus model. Do not criticize me; I’m not taking any credit for this. Many NXT owners would probably like to know what El3CTRIC GUITAR is; therefore I am posting El3CTRIC GUITAR. I will probably build my own modified version of this official bonus model soon. EL3CTRIC GUITAR is (what else?) an electric guitar! It has 12 frets (notes). EL3CTRIC GUITAR features real-life details, such as the tremolo bar. It even looks like a real guitar; I mean, look at it! There is a stand that the EL3CTRIC GUITAR rests when not being used. The program-oh my goodness-is SO complex! It is like, HUGE. Enjoy!

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DINOR3X

 

Happy holiday! DINOR3X is an official EV3 bonus model. Do not criticize me; I’m not taking any credit for this. Many NXT owners would probably like to know what DINOR3X is; therefore I am posting DINOR3X. I will work on DINOR3X for a much better dinosaur than this. DINOR3X is a dinosaur (obviously), and walks on 4 legs. It is controlled by 2 large motors, and has a unique walking mechanism. It also has jaws, and the jaws are controlled with a medium motor. It looks very ferocious; just look at its head! Its walking is synchronized by a touch sensor. The program makes it walk until it senses an obstacle; then it roars, opens and closes its mouth with several quick jabs, and turns around to some degree. Some minor problems with DINOR3X: first of all, the legs are VERY weak. After running the program once, the legs break, snap, and fall apart (I find you when I Fall Apart… uh, just a song) when you run it again. Also, the blades that make up its pointy “nose” get in the way of the ultrasonic sensor. As a result, it walks backward and roars every time. I had to adjust the nose for a video I uploaded to MINDSTORMS Community. All in all, this is a really cool bonus model that uses most of your EV3 pieces. I like the design, but overall, I’d have to say that this is one of my least favorite bonus models (at least so far).

NEW: Click here to watch DINOR3X walking!

BOBB3E

BOBB3E

BOBB3E is an official EV3 bonus model. Do not criticize me; I’m not taking any credit for this. Many NXT owners would probably like to know what BOBB3E is; therefore I am posting BOBB3E. I will also upgrade BOBB3E based on the challenges challenged by the creator of this robot (challenged on the EV3 software). BOBB3E is basically a remote-controlled Bobcat®. BOBB3E can drive around and lift + lower objects with its arm. The driving mechanism is geared down 3:5 to increase torque (unfortunately reducing speed). It also sounds a backup alert when it drives backward. Stay on the lookout for a modified BOBB3E! Here’s the URL for complete information and a video: http://www.us.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/community/robot?projectid=00607ed0-1495-4edc-b292-3d9f2dcc6f53

EV3GAME

EV3GAME

EV3GAME is an official EV3 bonus model. Do not criticize me; I’m not taking any credit for this. Many NXT owners would probably like to know what EV3GAME is; therefore I am posting EV3GAME. I will also upgrade EV3GAME to look a lot cooler. The purpose of EV3GAME is to shuffle three “cups” around in a random sequence, and you have to find the winning cup. The winning cup has a ball under it, and before you start the shuffling, the winning cup always starts in the middle (so you can track it). There are 4 levels, Level 1 being the easiest (slowest shuffling), and Level 4 being the hardest (fastest shuffling). When EV3GAME is done shuffling, you are allowed to choose the cup you think is the winning cup by selecting it via the IR Remote. EV3GAME then picks it up with its claw. If it’s not the winning cup, it boos. If it is, it cheers.