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LEGO Mindstorms EV3

by on November 23, 2013
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Allows you to discover the fineries of robotics.
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High retail price will scare off too many.
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Best way to vault into the future.
 
The robotics revolution is fully underway. And if you want to learn more about this fascinating technology you can’t go wrong with a LEGO Mindstorms robot kit.

Introduced in 1998, this Lego kit has been perennially popular among the inquisitive set. This year, the company introduced a new version the Lego Mindstorms EV3 ($350), which builds 17 different robots.

The Mindstorms EV3 kit adds an infrared sensor to give robots the ability to detect various objects. The system runs on Linux-based firmware and sports USB and SD ports. A 3D virtual instructional guide, designed by Autodesk, is now available for the iPad. Make sure to check out all the cool bots you can build at the link above.

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