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LEGO Mindstorms EV3

  LEGO Mindstorms EV3
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Item: LS493 
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You build a robot with an EVC brick inside (the heart). Connect it to your computer or smart device and program it to do stuff.

The robots you make will do things you never thought possible. They walk, talk, move, and do whatever you want them to do.

There are three options for use of Mindstorms EV3:
  • Use the programmable brick and enclosed remote control for ready-made missions.
  • Use the intuitive Mindstorms software program (PC and Mac) included, featuring drag-and-drop icons.
  • Download the free app and command your robot using your smart device - WiFi, bluetooth or smartphone! (LEGO Mindstorms EV3 hooks to both Apple -iOS and Android devices.)

    Follow the step-by-step 3D building instructions to create five fantastic futuristic robots and bring them to life. Then create 15 other robots with the free instructions for download from the LEGO website.

    Another thing that's great about the assembly process? Mindstorms EV3 is the first LEGO playset with 3D building instructions! You can zoom in and rotate each step in the building process, making it easier to assemble even the most sophisticated robot.

    LEGO fans, something unbelievable is soon to invade your play space. Hours of entertainment? Weeks? Try MONTHS.

  • Easy, intuitive and icon-based programming interface
  • Build robots and make them walk, talk, move, do what you want them to do!
  • 3D building instructions – zoom in and rotate views!
  • Downloading and installing Mindstorms software occurs within minutes
  • Includes building instructions for 5 robots
  • 15 robot builds available for download from the LEGO website
  • Includes modular builds which get kids programming and playing in minutes
  • Unlimited possibility for creating your own robots
  • Use the programmable brick and enclosed remote control for ready-made missions
  • Intuitive Mindstorms software program (PC and Mac) included, drag & drop icons
  • Download the free app and command your robot using your smart device - WiFi, bluetooth or smartphone, (Compatible with both Apple iOS and android devices)
  • “Mission Pad” included provides game play - tackle a series of obstacle courses with the robots you build and program
  • Includes everything you need: 3 interactive servo motors, improved sensors, programmable brick, 550+ LEGO Technic elements, remote control
  • Components made in Denmark, Hungary, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Czech Republic
  • Cool black, red, white design
  • Easy to use, highly sophisticated technology
  • Intriguing play for kids and adults alike

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 10 years of age.

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      UPC 673419193054
      Manufacturer SKU 31313
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 9/10/2013
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 10 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #936
      Pieces 601

    Total Customer Reviews: 3
    Average Customer Rating: 4.67 (site average 4.56)
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    Information about LEGO Mindstorms EV3
    Posted 8/24/2014

    Good introduction to robotics, works with remote control, programmable, has infa red light. Can be made into several different machines/robots.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
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    Lego Mindstorms & The Matthew Eff
    Posted 6/13/2014 by Scott Landstrom

    This gift was purchased for my 9yoa daughter for getting straight A's on her report cards. And also because I recently (May 2014) found an old Lego Mindstorms RCX robotics set, complete with cables and CD-ROMs. Trying to get the old set up and running on a rainy Saturday afternoon was a DISASTER! I would have thought a decade would be trivial for Legos, but Microsoft Windows 7 runs on a different chip set then Windows 98 did. The cables required a 15 pin port, not a USB which my laptop did not have. Drivers were not available online. Long story short -- my daughter went to bed with a headache when her firework excitement fizzled. So I went to Fat Brain Toys to purchase the new Lego Mindstorms EV3 and waited for the last day of school. When we opened it up, this time all fireworks, no fizzle. Within the hour we had constructed the TRACK3R robot, and had it executing autonomous commands. Typical Lego instructions: wordless picture, step by step, find the parts, snap them together. Enjoy the construction satisfaction. Please bear the above in mind if you are purchasing this product ten years from now in 2025 (like how the robots have "l33t" speak names). Make sure of the hardware/software compatibility. Such as, I now knew: - You'll want to pre-load the software to your laptop from the wesbite as no CD-ROM is provided - You'll want to pre-load the EV3 to your smartphone so you can instantly control the brick & robot remotely (although an IR control is provided) - You'll want to pre-purchase your AA and AAA batteries. - You'll want to pre-purchase some bins for holding parts, as all the pieces are packaged in plastic bags, which after opening are not suitable for returning to the box for storage.

    Rating: 4
    1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
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    Review for LEGO Mindstorms EV3
    Posted 12/2/2013

    Is in Lego League and always wanted Robot to practice programming on his own - very excited and works on it whenever he has homework done.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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