This is the technology that children use in the workshop sessions when they are building LEGO.

It enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real-life robotics technology. It contains the EV3 Intelligent Brick, a powerful small computer that makes it possible to control motors and collect sensor feedback. It also enables Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi communication as well as provides programming and data logging. Students are encouraged to brainstorm in order to find creative solutions to problems and then develop them through a process of selecting, building, testing, and evaluating. This is also an excellent way of getting students to talk to each other and cooperate as well as giving them hands-on experience with an array of sensors, motors, and intelligent units. Printed building instructions for the Robot Educator model are included in the set, and instructions for four additional models are included in the software. The set also comes in a sturdy plastic storage bin with a sorting tray for easy classroom use and organization.

EV3 Software
This is the technology that children use in the workshop sessions when they are programming LEGO

This powerful, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use software for programming and data logging is based on National Instruments LabVIEW™, the industry-leading graphical system design software used by scientists and engineers worldwide. The EV3 Software follows the very latest developments in intuitive software design, is optimized for classroom use, and is very student friendly.
Programming with the EV3 Software is done by dragging and dropping icons into a line in order to form commands. The language’s graphical interface lets students build simple programs and then easily and intuitively build on their skills until they are developing complex algorithms.
The software’s data-logging feature is a powerful science tool for carrying out experiments. It is easy to collect, view, analyze, and manipulate data from sensors and see the data in interactive graphs. Its unique feature, graph programming, makes experiments come alive as students can set threshold values for sensors, such as making a sound when a certain temperature is detected by the sensor.
The built-in content editor enables teachers to customize the curriculum and create their own lessons. It enables students to capture their work directly inside the content creating their own digital workbook, making classroom management and assessment easier.
The software comes with Robot Educator, the learning tool that summarizes what the LEGO®MINDSTORMS® Education software is about. It includes 48 step-by-step multimedia tutorials designed to help educators and students master basic and advanced programming as well as hardware and data-logging functions.
Coming soon! The EV3 Software offering has been expanded and enhanced with the introduction of the new tablet-friendly EV3 Programming App. Taking advantage of the mobility and easy of use of tablets, the app enables you to introduce EV3 programming in a safe and intuitive environment. The increased mobility of the tablet also ensures greater flexibility for you and your students as you work with robotics both inside and outside the classroom.

App benefits:

  • Intuitive, familiar platform
  • Engaging and adaptable
  • Fast start-up and access
  • Increased mobility
  • Encourages self-led students