Here is an interesting update from the LEGO Powered Up team. LEGO Powered Up 3.0 is going to be available soon! (The app is currently in beta, and going through the app store’s approval process.) Below are the details.
So what’s new with LEGO Powered Up 3.0? For those of you that have more than one hub, the good news is that you are going to be able to connect, address, code, and control multiple hubs (up to four). Another update is that the app now fully supports the new LEGO Technic hardware. You will be able to connect the new LEGO Technic hub, and use the internal tilt sensor, as well as the new LEGO Technic motors.
For real techy LEGO fans, the app can now read values from internal sensors; orientation (X, Y, Z), and acceleration (X, Y, Z) of the LEGO Technic Medium Hub (Hub128). From the app, you can pair motors on port AB, and CD. The app also supports the LEGO Technic Large Linear Motor (Motor no. 2) and LEGO Technic XL Linear Motor (Motor no. 3). You can regulate the power, speed, and position of the motors from the app.
Last but not least, the app has gotten a makeover! The LEGO Powered Up team has given the interior of the two lobbies a thorough clean up, and made it easier for you to create new projects. And they have also cleaned up the canvas a bit (don’t worry, all of your canvas features are still available in the little menu in the bottom right corner).
This is just the beginning to the improvements of LEGO Powered Up. With this update comes a promise and commitment from the LEGO Powered Up team to keep improving and listening to feedback from LEGO fans. You can help them make the app even better by sharing your ideas for improvements, and your awesome creations with the LEGO Powered Up app.
If you want to try out LEGO Powered Up, the components are available individually or bundled with sets. Currently available sets include the #60197 LEGO City Passenger Train, the #60198 LEGO City Cargo Train, the #76112 LEGO App-Controlled Batmobile, the #71044 LEGO Disney Train and Station, the #42099 LEGO Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader, and the #42100 LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator. Just click on the links to go to the Online LEGO Shop. Also note that the #42109 LEGO Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car is now available for pre-order (it will be released on January 1st)! You can find it at the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop. To find individual components, visit the LEGO Powered Up section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? Have you been using the LEGO Powered Up components? How do you like them? And what do you think of the updates? Do you have any questions, comments, suggestions for the LEGO Powered Up team? Feel free to share them in the comment section below, and I will forward them to the LEGO Powered Up team.
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