When it comes to teaching, we understand that you need the right tool for the job. Is your classroom equipped with a suite of iMacs or Windows 10 laptops? Perhaps your students are mobile with a mix of iPads and Android tablets?
Whatever your requirement, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 has the right software for you. Check out the comparison below to help you decide which one is best for your needs…
EV3 Lab is our fully featured software for desktop computers. From intuitive drag-and-drop programming and comprehensive data logging and analysis, to integrated projects and powerful content editing & documentation modules, EV3 Lab has everything you and your students need for effective STEM learning.
Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (excluding Win RT).
Available on the Downloads page.
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or above
Available on Downloads page.
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EV3 Programming is our streamlined product designed for the portability and intuitive touch-enabled interface of many of today’s tablets, Chromebooks and Windows 10 devices. EV3 Programming gives your students the tools they need to learn about and program their robots, using a combination of the EV3 Lab drag-and-drop interface and the untethered experience of a portable device.
*Curriculum packs are only available in certain languages. Additional lesson plans are available for free here
**The Chromebook edition is only available in English (United States), English (United Kingdom), and English (Australia)
iOS 8.0 or above
iPad 2 or newer
Available on iTunes App Store.
Chrome OS version 50 or above
Available on Chrome Web Store.
Firmware update compatibility. To confirm that your Chromebook is able to update the firmware on your EV3 Brick via USB, please open the Chrome web browser in your Chromebook and enter ‘chrome://system’ in the address bar. Locate the version number under ‘uname’. If you have version 3.14 or above, then you should be able to update your EV3 Brick via EV3 Programming. If not, please update your EV3 Brick from the EV3 Lab software.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean or above
Available on Google Play.
Android compatibility. Due to the open-source design of Android devices, some Android tablets will be incompatible with EV3 Programming, even though they may meet the minimum system requirements. If you are buying Android tablets for a school or you are in doubt whether your existing tablets are compatible with EV3 Programming, please contact us in English at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Android 4.2 or above
Kindle Fire HDX WAN (2013)
Kindle Fire HDX (2013)
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 WAN (2013)
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2013)
Fire HDX 8.9 WAN (2014)
Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Fire HD 10 (2015)
Fire HD 8 (2015)
Fire HD 10 (2017)
Windows 10 (version 1511, Threshold 2) or above
The maximum quantity of an item that can purchased in each transaction is 99.
To inquire about purchasing more than 99 of one item, please call 800-362-4308.
To inquire about purchasing more than 99 of one item, please call 800-362-4738.