I can't find the ultrasonic sensor block on the programming app on my computer. I am using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Home Edition.

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You can download the Ultrasonic sensor block (and Gyro sensor too) from the official MINDSTORMS website.

Look for "Ultrasonic Sensor Block" near the bottom of the downloads page.

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    And then import the downloaded file within your EV3 Home Edition. Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 23:12
  • Can we not just get the teacher edition for Mac OS. I though this was supposed to be simple for kids. Downloading plugins is no simple. Where can I find the teacher edition for Mac OS?
    – Andrew S
    Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 7:14
  • Since November 2019, LEGO has a new scratch-based programming software for macOS. It includes the Ultrasonic and Gryo sensors in all versions (home and edu). Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 16:38
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    Link is outdated Commented Jul 14, 2020 at 9:40
  • Links are fixed now, thanks for pointing it out. Commented Jul 14, 2020 at 17:42

Lego changed their website for LEGO MINDSTORMS, so you can download all needed stuff for EV3 or NXT from here: https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/mindstorms/downloads

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