#EV3Basic Great news: EV3 Basic 1.2 now available


David Meego - Click for blog homepageGreat news today, Reinhard Grafl has released EV3 Basic 1.2.

This update adds some new functionality and also fixes some known issues. It also brings the numbering in line with the Small Basic versions.

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Vote now for your 2017 GPUG All Stars


David Meego - Click for blog homepageEach year GPUG (Dynamics GP User Group) recognises three individuals from the Microsoft Dynamics GP community who go above and beyond to help others.

These individuals will be recognised as GPUG All Stars at the upcoming GPUG Summit in Nashville, TN, USA.

Please vote now… there are only 2.5 weeks left before the poll closes.

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Friday Funny: Yet another Mathematical Challenge for you


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIt has been a while since I posted a Friday Funny post or a puzzle for you to solve. So today this shall be rectified. Here is something to keep you entertained as I travel to Fargo, ND, USA for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017.

The following Mathematical Challenge is one that is causing confusion all over the interwebs and is one which I believe can have two legitimate answers. However I would argue that only one of those two answers is actually correct.

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#GPTechConf Update: Sessions for Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017 in Fargo, ND, USA


David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello again Microsoft Dynamics GP Partners.

Following on from my previous article about the sessions I am involved with at the Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2017 (being held on the 8th to 10th August 2017 at the Microsoft Campus in Fargo, ND, USA), I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting one more session. This one is all about how developers can use GP Power Tools to make their work simpler and faster.

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#EV3Basic Using the Mindsensors Heat Sensor and Charmed Labs PixyCam with EV3 Basic


David Meego - Click for blog homepageContinuing my series about robotics and using non Lego devices with EV3 Basic, here is an article which demonstrates how to use a camera and heat sensor.

The Robocup Junior Australia competition has introduced a new Rescue division this year (2017) for a Maze rescue. The Maze rescue challenge is much closer to a real life example of a how a rescue robot can save lives.

Maze rescue does not involve any line following, as real buildings don’t have lines on the ground marking paths to follow. The robot must navigate a building, represented by a maze, by identifying walls and working its way around the maze. It needs to explore every corridor and room to locate victims wearing Hi-Vis vests (represented by bright colours on the walls) and identify whether a victim is alive or dead (by looking for a heat source).

This seventh article covers using the Mindsensors IR Temperature Sensor for EV3 or NXT and Charmed Labs PixyCam (CMUcam5) for Lego with the EV3 Basic extensions for Microsoft Small Basic.

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