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Hacking Your LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 Kit by John Baichtal

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9. Hacking LEGO IV: Add-on Electronics

I already talked about how people modify Mindstorms to suit their own needs. Some of the more successful of these projects become products so other folks can play with the same ideas, only without the time and money invested in development.

Just to be clear, in other chapters I mention how microcontrollers such as the Arduino can be utilized to control Mindstorms models, and these devices can natively control a plethora of sensors and motors. However, in this chapter I mostly talk about add-on electronics that can be plugged directly into the EV3 Intelligent Brick and used without too much modification; nothing more major than installing some new software on the brick.

Figure 9.1 shows an ad-hoc modification ...

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