I have just released a video about ball bearings for LEGO trains and compatible. Ball bearings make your trains faster, you consume less battery, and you can pass through tight curves with less problems. The video describes what material you need, how to fit the ball bearings into your wheel […]
Controlling LEGO Trains!
Hello everybody! You have waited a long time for this news, and I appreciate your patience. The MattzoTrainController for Power Functions (MTC4PF) is reality, we have a video, the firmware is ready for download, and we have building instructions. This is a major milestone in our MattzoBricks Train Automation System. […]
Fully automated Roller Coaster (10261) with LEGO Mindstorms EV3
The Roller Coaster (set 10261) is one of the best sets LEGO has ever produced. Anyway, the coaster has some small problems that can be overcome with some genuine LEGO Mindstorms EV3 automation components of the shelf. It is even possible to have three sledges running at the same time! […]
Reed sensors for the LEGO train system: reliable, small and cheap!
Check out our video on sensors! Reed sensors are 100% reliable, small and cheap. We believe that those sensors will replace optical sensors in the near future, because they work better in any aspect, are easy to build and less expensive than infrared sensors. In the video, we show the […]
TrixBrix Track Library for Bluebrick
TrixBrix, leading manufacturer of LEGO compatible train tracks, now offers almost 100 different track components and other really cool stuff for the LEGO train system. It is getting hard to keep track with all of the new stuff they are bringing to market, and to use their components in track […]
LEGO train automation tutorial no. 1: trains
I have just published my first tutorial on train automation. It’s about “trains”, and gives some insights into our automation software and the tracks that we are using. Enjoy!