podcast.__init__ is the Podcast About Python and the People Who Make It Great, and Episode 127 is about Legos, robots, and Python! Tobias Macey talks with David Lechner and Denis Demidov about the ev3dev project and how you can program your Lego Mindstorms with Python!



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This is a stable maintenance release. We’ve pulled in the updates and security fixes from Debian 8.9 and the most recent ev3dev kernel.



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NXTCam5

mindsensors.com Has released a new camera sensor, the NXTCam5. So, we’ve added support for it to ev3dev. The sensor API is basically the same as its predecessors’, but this camera is much more advanced. For example, it can track faces and lines, and take pictures and record videos. You can also easily modify the software on the camera itself using python. It’s pretty cool.



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This is a stable maintenance release. We’ve pulled in the updates and security fixes from Debian 8.8 and the most recent ev3dev kernel.

We’ve added the usb-modeswitch package needed by some Wi-Fi dongles and the gir1.2-ev3devkit-0.4 package in case you want to try out using Ev3devKit with python.

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BrickPi3

Dexter Industries made some major breaking changes to their BrickPi3 firmware, so this release is all about the BrickPi3 (again). Major shout-out to @sanjayseshan for spending a significant portion of his spring break helping to get the drivers updated for the BrickPi3 firmware v1.4.x. We also now support stacking up to 4 BrickPi3s on a single Raspberry Pi.



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