Chapter 1. your LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set

Your LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 set includes a collection of LEGO elements, a printed manual (with instructions for building the official robot, TRACK3R, and some hints about how to get started with the EV3 Intelligent Brick), a USB-to-miniUSB cable to connect the EV3 Brick to your computer, and a paper test pad (just unroll the sleeve surrounding the box)—but no software. Where is the software? You can download it from the Downloads section of the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 official website ( The LEGO Technic elements in the box are beams, pins, gears, and wheels as well as electronic components like motors, sensors, cables, and the EV3 Intelligent Brick itself.

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