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Build this simple rolling Mini Tank to learn how to combine Arduino microcontrollers with Lego Mindstorms robotics. Read more »

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Think of the best pairing you know, be it chocolate and peanut butter, rainy days and good books, or the purr of an engine and the open road.┬áThen, imagine pairing one of the best toys of your childhood, Legos, and the hobbyist toy of your adulthood, the Arduino microcontroller.┬áCombined, these... Read more »

Another complete run!

The Mindstorms robot is much like the teams: both start as a pile of parts, but as time goes on, the robot comes together and becomes a thing that can face the challenges it encounters. Read more »

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What if there were a loose body of makers, with some recognizable name and "seal of non-disapproval," who take it upon themselves to vet all of the new hardware offerings posted to crowdfunding sites? Read more »

Dale with some of the organizers from Maker Faire Shenzhen

I found China surprising and different than what I expected -- open and friendly, intense and tireless, broad and expansive, informal and optimistic. Read more »


The aren’t a lot of Lego Mindstorms EV3 books out there yet, but the ones that have been released are quite good: case in point, the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory by Daniele Benedettelli. The reason why Danny (“He prefers to be called Danny, mainly to avoid being mistaken for a... Read more »