Lego Mindstorms EV3: awake the engineer inside you
It is no coincidence that LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is used not only by young engineering students, but even by schools and technical colleges in automation and robotics labs. The strength of this platform lies in its versatility. Beginners can use the convenient, graphical programming environment to build their own control algorithms using colorful blocks that can be assembled with equal ease as ordinary puzzles - only that on the screen of a computer or mobile device. To start their adventure with technology and build their own LEGO robots, young programmers do not need knowledge of the syntax of programming languages and complexities related to data types, use of libraries or logical operators. On the other hand, older builders and college students can use LEGO Mindstorms EV3 to quickly prototype and test more complex applications, written using Python in console mode. There are detailed instructions available online that are useful for all users, regardless of their level of expertise.
Sensors and effectors, or how to build a robot
Every robot basically consists of three types of components:
- sensors, i.e., elements responsible for detecting and measuring environmental parameters or its own state (e.g., position of the arm segments or speed of the drive wheels),
- effectors, i.e., actuators (e.g., drive motors, servo motors that control the arm or gripper), and
- controller - a controller responsible for processing signals from sensors and making decisions on the fly about the control of effectors.
In the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 sets you will find, apart from simple mechanical elements, all the necessary sensors - color, position in relation to the ground, distance, light or touch, effectors - motors in various sizes and the controller - the heart of the whole system. Of course, you will also receive extensive instructions to help you get started. Intelligent LEGO robots can't wait for you to build them!
Power of accessories for small and big needs
In addition to the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits, our store offers additional components that allow you to build even larger and more complex models. The set of additional bricks 45560 will provide you with the necessary wheels, tires, gears, axles, shafts and other elements that you should not miss in the robot workshop. And if one of the elements got lost in the middle of the work - don't worry, we have sets of spare parts, whose low price will not stop your struggles with the new LEGO robot for a moment. We also have LEGO Education sets, perfect for younger constructors, who can learn about renewable energy sources thanks to LEGO.
Lego Mindstorms EV4?
At this point, there is no certain information about the next version of the popular Lego educational robots. The Lego Mindstorms EV4 version is a fan's dream and unconfirmed rumor at this point. As soon as new devices appear on the market they will surely be in our store offer.