Both sets include an EV3 intelligent brick.
The Retail (Home) edition (set 31313) includes:
2 large motors, 1 small
1 touch, 1 color, 1 infrared proximity , 1 remote IR beacon
The Education set includes:
2 large motors, 1 small
2 touch, 1 color, 1 Ultrasonic with red LED, 1 Gyro
1 rechargeable battery (battery charger sold separately)
There is an educational version. It is set number 9797.
The NXT 2.0 set is set 8547.
Both come with:
1 - NXT brick
3 - Motors
1 - Ultrasonic range sensor
2 - Touch sensors
1 - 20 cm cable
4 - 35 cm cable
2 - 50 cm cable
The NXT 2.0 has some things the education set does not:
1 - color sensor
1 - Test Mat
Software (The education software is sold ...
Update: LEGO Education software is now available for free.
You need to purchase the EV3 Education version of the software. It includes the EV3 Education version firmware.
EV3 Education Software (single user licence)
EV3 Software v1.1 Update (includes v1.06E firmware update)
My FIRST LEGO League team likes to use them as clothing accessories, like belts, headbands, sashes, etc.
More commonly, though, they are used for conveyor belts (for example, in a great ball contraption). You can also use them for a chain drive when 3711 is not strong enough or big enough.
I also saw this recently where small carriages were attached to the ...
There are indeed two versions of the firmware to support the two sets of capabilities of the EV3 Brick, both currently at version 1.3/1.03:
EV3 Firmware V1.03*H*.bin - The current "Home" edition.
EV3 Firmware V1.03*E*.bin - The current "Education" edition.
From what I've seen, you should be able to use either firmware on the bricks, however to get access ...
According to an education Community Manager you should have received a link when you purchased the licence.
If you didn't receive one you should contact your reseller - it depends on which region you are in as to whether logging in to the LEGO education site would enable a direct link for you.
Instead of using the datalog block from education version, you can create a custom version using the file access block. It's a bit more difficult, but more flexible...
You won't be able to directly use EV3 datalog management, but you can structure the file to be directly compatible with csv format, readable by spreadsheet programs.
That depends on which version of the Education Software you purchased:
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software Single UserAs the name implies, this is only allowed to be installed on a single computer: "The single license version of the EV3 Software allows you to install and run the software on one computer."
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software Site ...
We had the same problem. The current version of the Kit ships with version 2.1 of the software which does not have the "remote control" item on the Tools menu.
We uninstalled this version, downloaded version 2.0 from the below link... and bam... the "remote control" option is there and it even works great through our laptop's Bluetooth connection.
The software for the LEGO Education version of the EV3 needs a license (either a single license or a site license). AFAIK, all EV3 Education purchases come with a Software License, which also includes instructions on where to download the software.
There is nothing preventing you from using the retail (non-Education) version of the software though, which is ...
A basic EV3 seems to be enough for most of the basic projects, but you might find yourself in need of a handful of extra parts (gears, beams, etc). The basic kit does not include a gyroscope, but you can buy an extra one separately. The same stands for the ultrasonic distance sensor.
The alternative is the educational set which already includes the ...
You can download software for programming the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots on macOS directly from the LEGO Mindstorms website.
The software is packaged in an ISO image, and there are instructions for how to install it also available on the same page.
Keep in mind that this is the retail version of the software, designed for use with the 8547 NXT 2.0 set, not ...
All of the commands for controlling the robot are documented on Lego's website here: http://mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/support/files/default.aspx
You can write your own custom remote control software in most programming languages, but this is generally difficult on a Mac. Windows and Linux computers are easier to program for, Windows being the easiest. This ...
Note that the Education version doesn't come with any software - if you want to use the full features of the Education EV3 brick (mostly around Data Logging), you will need to purchase the Education version of the software - thus making the price about £70-85 higher (which may still be cheaper than purchasing the Retail edition and adding the extra ...
The .UF2 file format appears to be a fairly compact, binary format for reliably transferring data to "microcontrollers" (i.e. small embedded systems such as the EV3 controller), and is the format used by the Microsoft MakeCode application, recommended as part of the First LEGO League.
The .ev3 file is actually a zip file containing a number of additional ...
The LEGO Education website does indeed not list prices, as you have to go through a distributor and get a quote there.
However, it seems that LEGO acts as its own distributor in the United States, which is slightly confusing, especially considering it's on a separate website: http://www.legoeducation.us/. There you can get prices, and you'll see a single-...
I'm now using Retail EV3 with Education firmware, and this magically solved all the problems with the Bluetooth connection. Apart from that, I couldn't find any other difference. So for me it works fine :)
Yes, you can - I have done so on numerous occasions, and actually prefer to use the retail software over the education version even when working with the education kit.
The NXT bricks in the two sets are exactly identical. You might need to update the NXT's firmware before using the brick with the retail software, however.
Edu version is better. You can use Home software with it and it has more and better sensors (2 touch instead of 1 and ultrasound instead of infrared). It has better mechanical parts - better tracks and metal ball to use as third wheel.
It is also cheaper for some reason.
As far as I'm aware, there's no NXT education version other than WeDo and ED-E...the Humanoid Robot Starter Pack.
I would get in contact with your schools administration to see if they already have a LEGO education program. There are 140 Lego Educations centres across the world that offer after school programs.
There is an expansion set, as well as a selection of additional sensors, etc. you could purchase, listed on the products page of the LEGO site's Educational Section:
The Expansion Set - Lots more elements, no electronics.
The Gyro sensor
The IR Beacon - This comes with the home set, but not the Education set.
The Core Set - no software - see "What is ...
There are differences between EV3 Education and Home set including software, hardware and parts.
A slight difference is in the firmware that comes with on-board datalogging capabilities only for Education version
The retail version includes a small amount of components compared with educational set, components that include one small ...
I see that you have the Education version of the EV3 software. I would suggest checking with the LEGO Education support. It may be different from the retail version in this regard.
For the retail version:
From the MINDSTORMS Support page:
3.3 What languages are the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Home Edition Software available in?
You can download the EV3 ...
I think someone years ago use them for a machine gun design that actually worked, they placed shooting pieces upon the track and ran it through a special gear worked mechanism that pushed the triggers on top of individual shooters, I think it could fire over 500 a minute, not much of a range but it did look pretty good fun. (forbidden lego of course!)
So it appears there is nothing wrong with the structure of your robot, you just aren't confirming that the robot is turning its wheels the proper distance. I am not sure how to do that with the drag-and-drop EV3 software, but my recommendation is to have some sort of feedback loop that reads the rotation of the motors from their tachometers. If you can, ...
You can download the Education Edition for the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 here (footer of the page). It is available for free.
You only need a valid LEGO ID for a login. If you haven't a LEGO ID you can create one on the linked page.
Yes, I do this with mine because the consumer version of the software has more features than the education (but no datalog and you won't have the pieces for the building instructions that come in the software in your kit)
If not yet had a license: Try download at this site but it will cost you RM2120 (if you're rich)...: http://lego.sasbadi.com/product-details.php?id=46&type=robotics&iframe=true&width=900&height=510
If already bought: Just follow the link at the license and enter the codes!(might need to make an account for the web)