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by cpapple123
14 Apr 2014, 19:42
Forum: Robot Building
Topic: Robot Arm using EV3 Home kit
Replies: 2
Views: 6296

Robot Arm using EV3 Home kit

I thought I would quickly share my Robot Arm inspired by the EV3 Education EV3_Arm. The home kit is missing the Turn table and a few other key parts in the gripper so I built around it. This is using only EV3 Home parts and nothing from my other Mindstorms or Technic kits. There are improvements tha...
by cpapple123
11 Apr 2014, 22:48
Forum: Mindstorms Software
Topic: NXT-G check Display pixel on/off
Replies: 0
Views: 1585

NXT-G check Display pixel on/off

Is there a way I'm not seeing to scan the NXT screen to check each pixel on each row if it is on or off? I'm tinkering some with a plotter Idea and would like to plot the points to paper that I see on the screen.
by cpapple123
30 Mar 2014, 00:00
Forum: Mindstorms Software
Topic: BricxCC EV3 download program
Replies: 3
Views: 3646

Re: BricxCC EV3 download program

Didn't BricxCC create executable for the NXT? I'm not up to speed with the EV3 differences. I just received mine last week from my wife for our anniversary. I am not a huge fan of the new Lego software feels real stripped down even from the NXT-G software. I liked/ was used to the function blocks in...
by cpapple123
29 Mar 2014, 02:53
Forum: Mindstorms Software
Topic: BricxCC EV3 download program
Replies: 3
Views: 3646

BricxCC EV3 download program

Where does the program go? Sure I ran the Test program and all ran as expected but the program does not appear on the EV3 screen to run again. Also when I explore the EV3 from BCC the Test.c is there. When I cycle the power the program is gone.
by cpapple123
21 May 2013, 02:08
Forum: Mindstorms Projects
Topic: Fast, Simple Menu Maker #include
Replies: 3
Views: 3379

Re: Fast, Simple Menu Maker #include

The code will never be DONE because there always seems to be something to improve it.
by cpapple123
13 May 2013, 13:07
Forum: Mindstorms Projects
Topic: Fast, Simple Menu Maker #include
Replies: 3
Views: 3379

Re: Fast, Simple Menu Maker #include

Great chunk of code. I have been testing some menus of my own and would love to give it a go. I have one thing to offer. Maybe add the instructions to the code. That way if I use it again 6 months from now I don't have to come find this post.
by cpapple123
03 Mar 2013, 01:28
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Starting from Scratch
Replies: 3
Views: 3080

Re: Starting from Scratch

I'm mentoring 8 kids ages 10-12, I only have two NXTs with parts equal to NXT 1.0-2.0 and Education with extension. Group size is pushing the limit I could see 2 kids to 1 NXT being a great ratio. What I do is have the kids start off with the basic car type robot have them program it to drive in a c...
by cpapple123
28 Feb 2013, 03:07
Forum: Mindstorms Hardware
Topic: Rotation Sensor, Marker Pulse?
Replies: 3
Views: 2761

Re: Rotation Sensor, Marker Pulse?

Thank You, Matt I have done just that with another project some time ago but thought I could add another layer of accuracy and repeat-ability by then indexing to Marker Pulse after the switch is made/released. Maybe I'm just being to picky, never going to get pass the backlash of the LEGO
by cpapple123
25 Feb 2013, 04:20
Forum: Mindstorms Hardware
Topic: Rotation Sensor, Marker Pulse?
Replies: 3
Views: 2761

Rotation Sensor, Marker Pulse?

Does the motor feed Back have a marker pulse? Something I can use to home to switch then to Marker?
by cpapple123
31 Jan 2013, 04:11
Forum: Mindstorms Software
Topic: NXC, LEJOS, ROBOTC software and EV3 compatibility?
Replies: 23
Views: 12632

Re: NXC, LEJOS, ROBOTC software and EV3 compatibility?

Everyone here is talking far beyond my tech level. But I must comment. Didn't Lego them self claim this system to be very hack able. They want YOU to create the hi end open source tools for me the techie user. I'm only a 10 month user of Mindstorms liked the NXT-G for about and hour then after seein...