LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 has arrived! Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with the most advanced technology we’ve ever developed, unleash the creative powers of the new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set to create and command robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. Follow the step-by-step 3D building instructions to create TRACK3R, R3PTAR, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM and GRIPP3R and bring them to life with an easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface. Grab the enclosed remote control and take on challenging ready-made missions or download the free app and command your robot using your smart device. Want to share your own creations and be inspired by others? Logon to LEGO.com/mindstorms to access loads of cool content and interact with a huge online community of other LEGO MINDSTORMS fans. The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot revolution has begun!
•At the heart of the product is the Intelligent EV3 Brick with powerful ARM9 processor, USB port for WiFi and Internet connectivity, Micro SD card reader, back-lit buttons and 4 motor ports
•Includes 3 interactive servo motors, remote control, improved and redesigned color sensor, redesigned touch sensor, infrared sensor and 550+ LEGO® Technic elements
•Control your robot via the infrared sensor system
•Intuitive software (PC and Mac) with icon-based drag-and-drop programming interface
•Control and command your robot with the enclosed remote control or download the free app for your smart device
•Includes 550+ LEGO® Technic elements – everything you need to create amazing robots!
•Building instructions for 5 robots included. Download bonus building instructions developed by real fans and endorsed by LEGO at LEGO.com/mindstorms
•Take on challenging ready-made missions
•Share your creations with a huge online community at LEGO.com/mindstorms
•Check out the cool black, red and white design
•Batteries not included
•If you can think it, LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 lets you create it
•SPIK3R (incl. legs) measures over 16? (41cm) high, 14? (38cm) long and 15? (40cm) wide
•EV3RSTORM measures over 16? (41cm) high, 7? (19cm) long and 8? (21cm) wide
•R3PTAR measures over 13? (35cm) high, 31? (81cm) long and 3? (8cm) wide
•GRIPP3R measures over 11? (30cm) high, 9? (24cm) long and 7? (18cm) wide
•TRACK3R measures over 3? (9cm) high, 10? (27cm) long and 8? (21cm) wide
For Ages: 10+
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- Age Range:
- 10 Years
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As with all LEGO sets, Mindstorms are good for exercising high-level critical thinking and problem solving skills. Robotics models provide hands-on exposure to logical processes, cause and effect, IF-THEN-ELSE and LOOP coding structures, and simple machines and devices such as pulleys and cams. Some robotic responses are triggered via inputs to sensors (touch, infrared, optical). Setting the sensitivity is an application of the Algebra II concept of compound inequalities. This set is a good next step for anyone who has mastered the LEGO Technics sets. LEGO Mindstorms exercises STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) skills. Unlike the tethered robots in the LEGO Education suites, the Mindstorms robots have an on-board computer and are free-ranging, enabling the user to explore real-world engineering issues such as control, communication, battery life, obstacles, hazards, and operating environment of the robot. Due to the nonverbal nature of the assembly instructions, the end user will not learn many engineering vocabulary words such as cam, torque and threshold, but should have no trouble describing them within the context of the function of a robot.
The store EV3 is different from educational EV3. The store version has a IR sensor+transmitter instead of ultrasonic and gyro sensors. Educational version has steel ball+socket, expandable tractor treads, and other steering parts not found in educational. Educational has rechargable battery pack and store version uses AA batteries. Most books are designed for the store version. First Lego League stuff is designed for the Educational version. Not included but needed: +2 Ghz computer. not included but useful to have - Wifi dongle and 8gb micro SD card useful to have.
I got this for $350 and all it does is Move!!