Program in Python with EV3

You can now use your EV3 Brick to unleash the power of Python programming using MicroPython. Simply install the EV3 MicroPython image onto any micro SD card, use it to boot up your EV3 Brick and start programming straightaway. Switching back to the standard LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 firmware is just as easy. We have also provided full documentation and sample API code to help you to get started.


How to get started


  1. Download and flash the EV3 MicroPython image onto a micro SD card
  2. Insert your micro SD card into the SD card slot on the EV3 Brick and switch it on
  3. Download, install and launch the free Visual Studio Code editor on your computer
  4. Install and activate the LEGO Education EV3 extension
  5. Connect the EV3 Brick to your computer and begin coding

You will find a more detailed description in the EV3 MicroPython documentation PDF (link below).

Getting Started (Steps 1-3)

Visual Studio Code (Steps 4-5)