Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – "Ease-In, Ease-Out" Motions for Motors

So what’s this EV3 Basic, anyway? [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ] This awesome extension comes from Reinhard Grafl with a ton of tooling, and the content support was created by Nigel Ward: http://ev3basic.com Get Started: Download Small Basic 1.2 (all download options) Download EV3 Basic “Ease-In, Ease-Out” Motions for Motors EV3 Basic features a new Motors object that’s added to…

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – Built-In Support for I2C Communications and UART

So what’s this EV3 Basic, anyway? [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ] Built-In Support for I2C Communications and UART What is I2C? I²C (Inter-Integrated Circuit), pronounced I-squared-C, is a multi-master, multi-slave, single-ended, serial computer bus. It is typically used for attaching lower-speed peripheral ICs to processors and microcontrollers. Alternatively I²C is spelled I2C or IIC.  It is a 2 line…

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – Unlock the Power of Text!!!!

I know what you’re thinking. You’re totally like, “Whhaaaat? When is text so powerful? Have you fallen into a barrel of rum with a mouse and started dreaming of pink elephants on parade?????” It’s a fair question. The answer is “No”, by the way. So what’s this EV3 Basic doohickey, anyway? [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ] Small Basic’s Text…

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Lego Mindstorms Development – Get better handling of Variables!!!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ] Better Handling of Variables Small Basic was designed to handle variables in a professional but simple manner. See Small Basic is Simple. You can create string and numeric constants and assign them to variables. Operations performed on these variables will be interpreted according to the content. All variables are global and are always initialized….

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – SPECIAL FEATURES: the Sound & Speaker Objects

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ] Small Basic’s Sound Object & EV3’s Speaker Object See Small Basic Reference Documentation: Sound Object. Leveraging Small Basic’s Sound Object, you can program your PC speakers to produce sound with your Graphics Window software and/or your EV3 robot! Awesome! In addition, EV3 Basic gives you more options with the new EV3 Speaker functions. See theSpeaker…

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DO YOU TEACH LEGO MINDSTORMS? Get free products, training, and support!

Teachers, School Staff, Curriculum Providers, Home School Staff, and Other Student Trainers, Do you teach (or help train students on) Lego Mindstorms EV3? Do you want to chat with Microsoft engineers about it, as well as teachers who are also teaching Lego Mindstorms, all around the world? Do you want to learn from all of…

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How to program games and UI applications for your Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robots!!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ]   Small Basic Graphics Window Leveraging Small Basic’s Graphics Window, you can build full GUI software programs that also interact with your EV3 robots!   Yes, I realized that I pretty much just stated what’s in the title of this blog post, and how helpful is that? Not so much!   So this blog…

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – Leveraging the Small Basic Graphics Window

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ]   Small Basic Graphics Window Leveraging Small Basic’s Graphics Window, you can build full GUI software programs that also interact with your EV3 robots!   Yes, I realized that I pretty much just stated what’s in the title of this blog post, and how helpful is that? Not so much!   So this blog…

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – What are the social collaboration features?

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ]   Small Basic Social Features! Share programs easily with the “Publish” and “Import” buttons, which share programs to and from the Small Basic program share server (smallbasic.com).  You can access the code online as well, and easily import it locally into Small Basic (by clicking Import in Small Basic and entering the program ID). Example.  …

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Basic – Small Basic teaches you as you type!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myFKfOA4XbQ]   Small Basic teaches you as you type! With the revolutionary Small Basic IntelliSense (IntelliSense redesigned) and the Help Area, you can literally learn while you type! Small Basic boasts a new incarnation of IntelliSense. Not only does it pop up and show you all your options as you type (which helps for learning,…

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