LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Intelligent Brick
If you’re looking to use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 robots to super-charge learning in your STEM lessons, you need the Intelligent Brick to begin. The Intelligent Brick is where all the good stuff happens – students can programme it to use information from input sensors (such as the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Infrared Sensor), to inform a servo motor to perform a motion.
From there, the possibilities are endless. Using LEGO programming in the classroom is a whole world of creative engineering possibilities: race robots, design self-parking cars, create burglar alarms, sort coloured counters. LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 robots use project-based learning to help classroom exploration of STEM.
• Programme either using the buttons on the Intelligent Brick or by connecting with a computer via USB, wireless connections.
• Uses a Linux operating system – one of the most popular platforms in the world and used by Android – which helps to prepare students for real-world programming careers.
• The drag-and-drop style programming app that LEGO provides for free is perfect for beginner programmers, but the Intelligent Brick is also compatible with Scratch and Python extensions.
• Four input ports can gather up to 1,000 information samples per second – meaning you can use the intelligent brick for in-depth scientific investigations like temperature change and pitch of sound.
• Four output ports allow for complex output of movement performed by up to four servo motors.
• 16MB of Flash memory, 64 MB of RAM and a mini SDHC card reader for 32 GB of expanded memory means you will be hard-pressed to run out of memory. Upload lengthy programmes, images and even sounds.
• You can quickly recharge the Intelligent Brick with the EV3 Rechargeable DC battery or use six AA batteries to power up.
• A high-resolution LCD display means students can see a graphical display of information samples.