Getting Started with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3

We believe that LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 technology is for everyone. To show you how simple it is to get started, the EV3 software includes a guide to getting started that will help you familiarize yourself with the EV3 hardware and software, and have you controlling your very own EV3 Robot in no time. Scroll down for an overview of what's included in each of the guide's modules.

Setting Up (45 mins)

  1. Installing the software

  2. Unboxing the core set and sorting the bricks

  3. Powering up your EV3 Brick

  4. Labeling key components

Download the Getting Started Flyer (PDF)

Learning the Basics (45 mins)

  1. Connecting your EV3 Brick
  2. Building your first program
  3. Experimenting with the Large Motor
  4. Trying out the Touch Sensor
  5. Getting creative with the Color Sensor

Creating & Controlling Your Robot (up to 90 mins)

  1. Building a Driving Base Robot
  2. Moving your Robot in a straight line
  3. Moving your Robot in a curve 
  4. Building an Object Detector
  5. Making your Robot detect an object