HOWTO Calibrate a differential robot: UMBMark Explained 13

HOWTO Calibrate a differential robot: UMBMark Explained
This article is just a follow-up of drawing squares with leJOS where the problem of calibrating correctly your differential robot appeared. So, if you recall our squares drawing robot, we needed to travel around the four legs of a square turning 90 degrees on each corner so that we ended in the initial position using ...

LEGO 4204 Gold Mine Review

LEGO 4204 Gold Mine Review
I got the Gold Mine because it was big and I was envisioning a good usage for the mountain bricks. And what the hell because it looks very nice. When I bought it I found the mountain bricks are in fact a few big parts… but anyway… let’s review it. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleMoreEmailRedditLinkedInPrintPinterestTumblr

Draw a Square: Using Motors in leJOS EV3 6

Draw a Square: Using Motors in leJOS EV3
Well, if you successfully installed leJOS using the tutorial then your first steps would be to write a program to do something with it and then you will see the abyss that exists between you and a nice leJOS program. So let’s learn leJOS basics to write our own programs. Most of the documentation available ...

Playing with LEGO Train Tracks: Slopes, x-crosses and levels 7

Playing with LEGO Train Tracks: Slopes, x-crosses and levels
Hello there. No, no, I am not dead. I am so busy that I have almost no time to write here… but I am working actively on two LEGO areas: robots and trains. And today I want to share with you two of my latest creations. I have created two different layouts to work with ...

LEGO DC Superheroes 76002 Superman Metropolis Showdown

LEGO DC Superheroes 76002 Superman Metropolis Showdown
This is my first LEGO Superheroes set. I saw this LEGO Superman on Amazon and decided to give it a try. And I have to say that I have enjoyed it a lot, I wasn’t expecting such a nice set. Here is the review Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleMoreEmailRedditLinkedInPrintPinterestTumblr

LEGO 79007 Battle at The Black Gate Review

LEGO 79007 Battle at The Black Gate Review
Despite not being as good as William Wallace Speech at the Battle of Stirling, King Aragorn speech on front of the Black Gate of Mordor is still one of the most exciting parts of The Lord of The Rings movies together with the Deep’s Helm battle. This set is a representation of the gate that ...

HOWTO Mount your GoPRO HERO on a LEGO vehicle

HOWTO Mount your GoPRO HERO on a LEGO vehicle
I recently bought a GoPRO Hero 3+ Silver to mount it on my LEGO train ( much like this ) but then I found it wasn’t really simple to attach it to LEGO. So I used one of the bases they give you with the camera and used five plates to build something like the ...

LEGO 42008 Service Truck Review 1

LEGO 42008 Service Truck Review
So much time since the last time I bought a Technic set… so last month a had a bit of pocket money left and decided to invest it on the 42008 Service Truck. And I have built it just as soon as it arrived. Let’s review it. Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleMoreEmailRedditLinkedInPrintPinterestTumblr

Help me reach 1,000 subscribers on Youtube

Help me reach 1,000 subscribers on Youtube
Hello there, I am not sure if you know The Technic Gear Youtube channel… It is where most of the action is happening lately. It takes so much time to build the videos ( and the LEGO ) that I have no time to write the reviews and HOWTO. If you haven’t subscribe yet please ...

The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory Review

The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory Review
The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory is one of the best books about Mindstorms that I have found and not because of their robots but because of their great recipes and lovely ideas. Well played. I have recently been reading a new book about LEGO Mindstorms EV3 written by Daniele Benedettelli and my eyes have been ...