The EV3 Intelligent brick, includes a number of new features, like an infrared sensor, new Linux-based firmware, a USB port, and an SD card slot.
The new brick also comes with Bluetooth support, and it lets you program the brick without having to connect it to your PC thanks to improved on-brick programming capabilities. An IR beacon can direct and send instructions to the IR sensor.
The new brick also works with iOS and Android, so you can use your smartphone to remotely control your LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 creations. The programming software kit itself works on both Windows & Mac OS X.
The EV3 sets are backward compatible with NXT kits, sensors, & actuators, so if you have an NXT Mindstorms set at home, you’ll be able to use it with this new generation of Mindstorms.
Downloadable 3D building instructions on app
Linux based firmware so hackable
Comes with instructions for 5 models to build, and 12 further downloadable instructions.
Downloadable app to control your robot via your smart device
SD card slot to expand the memory
Includes: 2 large motors, 1 medium motor, 1 touch sensor, 1 IR proximity sensor/IR Proximity/IR Receiver, 1 colour sensor, (Reflected/Ambient), IR Remote/Beacon
Luke Lyons from The Blue School in Wells, Somerset has reveiwed the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit in his Lego Adventure
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