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LEGO mindstorms EV3 programmable robots controlled by smartphone
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jan 07, 2013
LEGO mindstorms EV3 programmable robots controlled by smartphone


lego’s programmable ‘mindstorms’ robotics kit communicates with iPhones 
‘EV3 GRIPP3R ’

 

 

unveiled at the 2013 CES in las vegasLEGO has introduced its third generation of ‘mindstorm’ programmable robotics platform,
marking the first time that users can program directly onto the ‘EV3 intelligent brick’. previously, users could only program the
robots from a computer, running the application through the robot. powered by an by an ARM processor with a linux operating system,
the ‘brick’ integrates 16 MB of embedded flash memory,  64MB of RAM, and an SD expansion slot. using USB 2.0, wi-fi and bluetooth
and four additional ports, the EV3 system becomes compatible with iOS and android, letting users control their creations through
smartphones or tablets.

 

LEGO expects that a mindstorms EV3 robot can be up and running within 20 minutes of opening the box,
and can even start programmed without turning on their computer. the kit includes 594 technic pieces that can be used
to make five different robots, with 12 additional configurations being introduced at the official 2013 summer launch. 

 

 

EV3 R3PTAR

 

 

EV3 TRACK3R

 

 

EV3 SPIK3R

 

 

programming device

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