This new Lego Mindstorms EV3 is a robot kit which is programmable and it even has the versatility the most people are requesting for an advanced robot technology. It allows you to design and create the way that you want your robot to think, talk and walk.
This Lego Mindstorms EV3 will immerse the creative mind of an older child or adult and they can take on preset missions. You can even control it through a smart device and a related app. Let’s have a closer look at this innovative robotics technology masquerading as a toy.
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Lego Mindstorm EV3 Review Video
Lego 31313 Mindstorms EV3 Main Features
– Suitable for age 10 to adult
– Over 550 Lego Technic pieces
– Robot design instructions for GRIPP3R, EV3RSTORM, SPIK3R, R3PTAR and TRACK3R
– Powered by a strong ARM9 processor
– Supported by an active community of users at Lego.com.mindstorms
– Free download bonus which is created by the Mindstorms EV3 customers
– Can be controlled by a smart device or an included remote
– Requires 2 AAA batteries (not supplied)
Lego Mindstorms EV3 Review
If you know about the line of Lego Mindstorms, then you might already have a full idea about the EV3. This robotics technology will allow intelligent, young minds to design a robot that can actually talk and walk. This set is great for mental growth and the development of motor skills.
Lego set #31313 Mindstorms EV3 contains over 550 elements. It is visually appealing with white, black, silver and red coloring. It has many high tech features such as the touch sensor, infrared sensor, microSD card reader and the onboard USB port.
Aside from that, it has included easy-to-follow design instructions which will let adults and youngsters to appreciate the talking, walking and robotic designs that they can create with this EV3 robotics system. This is a complex technical construction suitable for those aged 10 and up.
Points to note: the software and most of the robot instructions need to be downloaded from the Lego website. They don’t come in physical form in the box. Software needs to be programmed from a computer, you can’t do that on a tablet or phone, but once you have done the programming you can control the robot from a smart device.
Lego has made an online community for their Mindstorms customers so that they can share their great ideas in using this robotics technology. In the EV3 set, as well as the 5 robot designs suggested by Lego, you get 12 design ideas in the form of a bonus package and these designs are created by EV3 owners. If you don’t want to follow those designs, you or your child can just create your own design for a challenging but fun customized experience.
For those who are tech minded, it runs on an ARM9 processor with a Linux operating system. It has a 64MB of RAM with a 16MB of Flash memory. It can support up to 32GB of external memory through a microSD. It has a wireless Bluetooth control capability and is powered through 2 AAA batteries.
This robotics technology will definitely appeal to those adults and youngsters who love innovative technologies and constructing complex kits. It’s not cheap but considering all that you get, this high end Lego technical construction kit is good value for the price.
Published October 29th, 2013