This programmable, intelligent brick serves as the heart and brain of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 robots. It features an illuminated six-button interface that changes colour to indicate the brick's active state, a high-resolution black and white display, built-in speaker, USB port, a mini SD card reader, four input ports and four output ports.
The brick also supports USB, Bluetooth and WiFi communication (NETGEAR WiFi dongle WNA1100 Wireless-N 150) and has a programming interface that enables programming and data logging directly onto the brick. It is compatible with mobile devices and is powered by AA batteries or the EV3 Rechargeable DC Battery.
Features of the Intelligent Brick:
ARM 9 processor with Linux-based operating system
Four input ports for data acquisition of up to 1000 samples per/sec
Four output ports for execution of commands
On-board program storage including 16 MB of Flash memory and 64 MB of RAM
Mini SDHC card reader for 32 GB of expanded memory
Illuminated, three-colour, six-button interface that indicates the brick’s active state
Hi-resolution 178x128 pixel display enabling detailed graph viewing and sensor data observation
On-brick programming and data logging that can be uploaded into the EV3 software
Computer-to-brick communication through on-board USB, or external WiFi or Bluetooth dongles
USB 2.0 host enabling bricks to be linked in a daisy chain, allows WiFi communication and connection to USB memory sticks
Powered by six AA batteries or the 2050 mAh lithium ion EV3 Rechargeable DC Battery