Building a robot with Lego Mindstorms EV3
Building a robot with Lego Mindstorms EV3
3:05

Building a robot with Lego Mindstorms EV3

Science
Hey, I'm Scott Stein. And I am not a robotics expert, but maybe I'd like to be. Maybe you'd like to be. Maybe you've heard of Lego Mindstorms, which is a programmable robotics kit the Lego makes. Well, Lego Mindstorms EV3 is coming out September 1st and it is gonna be compatible with iOS and Android, who actually be able to use apps to control these robots that you build. That's a new development for Mindstorms. Now the kit that we've got here early look at Lego Mindstorms EV3 doesn't have that capability yet. But I did try to put together the very first robot in the kit for myself, the tracker. And it took me a little bit of time but I did get there. What you get in the kit for $349 is a whole bunch of pieces. You get enough to build not just one robot but multiple robots and more depending on whatever instructions you can find on the included software that's available for Mac and PC and the future app that's gonna be available on Android and iOS. It tells you step-by-step instructions. It also gives the opportunity to program this robot yourself. And what do you mean by program is it's got an A9 processor in this main brick. It's got a variety in and out ports. It's got a color sensor. It's got a touch sensor. It's got IR control. All that stuff you can control via serve like an object-oriented programming where you can take each element that you wanna program for each motor and drag and drop into this interface and then download it right here into the Mindstorms. That's pretty complicated, and I admit, I didn't get that far with it but I'll be playing around with it a little bit more. Setting up the very first unit, the tracker robot is what you get the instruction manual for in the box. And if you don't wanna go through the programming, you can still use this as a little remote control cool device here and do some fun stuff with it. There are 4 different channels. You can program buttons here to do various things. This includes a robot-- that's pretty basic. But there are other robots that include a big Mecha version and a lot of things that shoot little pellets and have pincer claws and legs and all sorts of other stuff. This is really just-- this is kinda like weak sauce for the robot-building set but I was proud to build this one. This little main unit here which runs on AA batteries also has a USB port and an SD card slot. The SD card slot to hold extra files that you might download into it like programs you wanna run and the USB could actually connect optionally to Wi-Fi. Put this little sucker connect it to the internet wirelessly. I'm not even sure why you'd wanna do that but I'm sure people will come up with uses for it. It's really much more versatile than you realized and I'm gonna have to spend some time getting more in-depth with it. But it's a lot of fun and it's not that hard to build with. Lego Mindstorms EV3 will be out this fall. I'm Scott Stein and that's a quick look at Lego Mindstorms EV3.

Up Next

Clean Energy Tech Trends in 2023
green-tech-3

Up Next

Clean Energy Tech Trends in 2023

The Flying Tech We Expect to Take Off in 2023
flying-tech-to-watch-seq-00-11-00-01-still002

The Flying Tech We Expect to Take Off in 2023

First Look at the Candela C8 Hydrofoil Electric Boat
candela-loop-16x9-1920-mp4-00-00-28-15-still001

First Look at the Candela C8 Hydrofoil Electric Boat

These Robots Are Becoming More Like Humans
flying-tech-to-watch-seq-00-07-11-13-still001

These Robots Are Becoming More Like Humans

Road Testing 'Real World Iron Man' Robotic Exoskeleton Boots
exoskeleton-3

Road Testing 'Real World Iron Man' Robotic Exoskeleton Boots

Nuclear Expert Explains Fusion Breakthrough
doe-image

Nuclear Expert Explains Fusion Breakthrough

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts
neuralink2022-explainer-v1

Neuralink Is Trying To Reanimate Body Parts

Watch Everything Revealed at Neuralink's 2022 Show and Tell Event
thumb1

Watch Everything Revealed at Neuralink's 2022 Show and Tell Event

How NASA Captured the First Artemis Moon Images with Hacked GoPro Cameras
artemis-moon-th-clean

How NASA Captured the First Artemis Moon Images with Hacked GoPro Cameras

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

DOJ Stops Hive Ransomware Network
hive-cms-image

DOJ Stops Hive Ransomware Network

Audi Activesphere: EV Coupe That's Also a Pickup
a230504-large

Audi Activesphere: EV Coupe That's Also a Pickup

PS5 DualSense Edge Review: Highly Customizable, High Price, Low Battery Life
230124-ps5-dual-sense-edge-review-v01

PS5 DualSense Edge Review: Highly Customizable, High Price, Low Battery Life

No Workers? Cameras Can Do The Job for Retail
1203804037434300-ozywo5i4jhv7drjsifqa-height640.png

No Workers? Cameras Can Do The Job for Retail

Testing Apple's New M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini
macbook-pro-and-mac-mini

Testing Apple's New M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini

How See-Through Solar Panels Could Bring Renewable Energy to Your Windows
trans-solar-panels-seq-00-06-11-19-still001

How See-Through Solar Panels Could Bring Renewable Energy to Your Windows

Most Popular All most popular

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills and Save Money
yt-reduce-your-utility-bills-v3

Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills and Save Money

The Kohler Moxie Showerhead uses Alexa to make mornings fun
moxi-showerhead-30

The Kohler Moxie Showerhead uses Alexa to make mornings fun

Massive 18-inch Gaming Laptop Leads New Alienware Lineup
221220-yt-ces-alienware-gaming-laptops-clean

Massive 18-inch Gaming Laptop Leads New Alienware Lineup

We Tried These 48-Megapixel AR Glasses From DigiLens With Our Voice
digilens-7-005-mov-17-50-56-10-still002

We Tried These 48-Megapixel AR Glasses From DigiLens With Our Voice

Android Finally Has an Answer to iMessage Envy
article1.png

Android Finally Has an Answer to iMessage Envy

Latest Products All latest products

Testing Apple's New M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini
macbook-pro-and-mac-mini

Testing Apple's New M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini

Hands On: Google Android Auto in Volvo's New EX90
google-booth-seq-00-08-05-25-still002

Hands On: Google Android Auto in Volvo's New EX90

Hands On: Acer's 3D Stereoscopic Screen
c0270-mp4-02-36-54-21-still001

Hands On: Acer's 3D Stereoscopic Screen

'Hey Disney' Comes to Amazon Echo Devices
ces-disneyalexa-00-01-11-14-still001

'Hey Disney' Comes to Amazon Echo Devices

Hearing Dolby Atmos in a Car Blew Me Away
ces-dolby-00-00-55-13-still001

Hearing Dolby Atmos in a Car Blew Me Away

LG Display Shows Sweet Racing Setup with 45-Inch Curved Screen
lgdisplays-3

LG Display Shows Sweet Racing Setup with 45-Inch Curved Screen

Latest How To All how to videos

Connect a Meta Quest 2 VR Headset to a PC
pc-vr-5

Connect a Meta Quest 2 VR Headset to a PC

Cast Your Meta Quest Headset to a TV, Phone or Browser
cast-2

Cast Your Meta Quest Headset to a TV, Phone or Browser

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account