Chapter 1. preparing your EV3 set

All of the robots in this book can be built with one LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set (LEGO catalog #31313). If you have this set, shown in Figure 1-1, you’re good to go. If you have the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education Core set (#45544), visit for a list of pieces you’ll need to complete the projects in this book.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the EV3 brick and the other elements in the EV3 set. You’ll also download and install the software that you need to program your robots.

what’s in the box?

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set comes with a lot of Technic building pieces as well as electronic components, including motors, sensors, the EV3 brick, a remote control, and cables (see Figure 1-2). You’ll ...

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