LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education 45544 Instructions

You can download the instructions for the robots in the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set (LEGO# 45544) using the links below. Happy building!

Looking for the Expansion Set (#45560) instructions? Click here.

Educator Vehicle (with attachments)




Gyro Boy

[DOWNLOAD – 5MB] [Programming Tutorial now available!]



Robot Arm H25


About the programs and project files
The LEGO Group does not allow me to post the original program files for the robots. Links to such files posted in the comments will be deleted.

However, you are of course free to make your own programs and share them. For example, I’ve created my own program for the GyroBoy robot above. If you want to share your program for another robot, feel free to post a link in the comments or email it to me if you’re not sure where to upload it.

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91 Responses
  1. Bert

    Advantage of the edu-set models is that they have space for the battery. Not all home-set models have that. Thanks LEGO, Laurens and Xander of course.

  2. John Fahey

    Thanks Lego for releasing these and Laurens for the PDFs. Is there any news on whether the we’ll be able to download the .ev3 files for these projects?

  3. tabbycatrobots

    Yes, thank you. Several of the models look like great fun to build.
    And I see some ideas to incorporate into some MOCs.

  4. Steve

    I would love to build Gyroboy, but I only have the standard EV3 set. Would the additional gyro sensor do the trick, or is the edu-pack too different?

  5. Deanna

    I too am interested in the project files for these robots. We have just introduced EV3 with our 8th graders and they are very interested in creating these robots.

  6. Karl

    Hi, it is great that these are on here, my son and I have managed to build the sorter with the EV3 kit and bits of his digger but as useful as the instructions are, doing something with it is only useful if the program is obtainable, which it isn’t.

    1. Ethan Maciel

      I had camp last week and I had a challenge to build this sorter. I built it and downloaded the mindstorms programmer to my computer. It comes with all the programs to all of the listed builds. If may be a little confusin but it is manageable.

  7. Savvas

    Does anyone know where to find the programming instructions for the Robots of the education pack? My team is looking for them all over the place and can’t find them. We can only build them with these instructions. Thanks in advance for any help.

  8. Mowikan

    Perhaps you can explain to these people that u need the lego education software to write the code for these projects? or where can we find the program code? please help us out 🙂

    1. Well, that’s not true. The LEGO Education software has the ready-made programs. Sure, that’s easy, but you can also create your own programs for these robots using the Home Edition software, which is free.

      The most complicated robot here is GyroBoy. I’ve created my own program for it, so I should be able to share it here soon. I don’t currently have time to build all of the other robots and create my own programs for them, though.

  9. Gidi

    Thanks for the PDFs. Indeed, my pupils want to build the four Robot models of the EV3 core set.
    Does anybody know if there is some documentation / explanation about the Programs of these models? (Not the building instructions, but for the LabView programs, which are quite complex).
    THANKS !

  10. Rob

    The EV3 project files for the education models are unfortunately only available with the education version of the Mindstorms EV3 software, and so they are not available unless you buy that software for US$100. Apparently, the reason for this is to do with intellectual property, but I don’t really understand this argument: if someone has gone out and bought either the EV3 retail set (plus the additional parts to turn it into the EV3 education set), or they’ve bought the EV3 education set itself, then surely it should be no skin off Lego’s teeth to provide the EV3 project files for the education robots as they will have already gotten their money’s worth out of that customer when they bought the EV3 set.

    They already provide the building instructions for free, so why not the EV3 project files to go with them? Yes, people can develop the robot programs themselves, of course, but not everyone wants to do that. Sometimes, building a robot and downloading an existing program to it is all people want to do.

    Come on Lego — don’t just tease us with the PDF building instructions… give us the EV3 project files for the education robots… pretty please…?

  11. Catalin Zimbresteanu

    Can anyone direct me to the programs that come with these projects (SORTER, ROBOT ARM) ?
    Anticipated thanks

  12. Phan Tuan Dung

    Hey did anyone delete my comment yesterday?! When I come to this page I can’t see my comment anywhere! So I post again. But thank you for delete all other comments!

    1. Unfortunately, you cannot just share the copyrighted files from LEGO without permission.

      LEGO is okay with sharing the building instruction PDFs above, but not the programs.

      1. Phan Tuan Dung

        I don’t know what Lego will answer, I am not asked them yet. But I see there’s a board below the secret website:
        “You can invite other people to get access to this product. Type in the email address of anyone you want to invite. Don’t forget that you can only invite people who have the rights to access and use the product according to the license agreement.”

  13. Phan Tuan Dung

    Well, so that’s mean if you buy Home Edition Set, there are many free example robots you can do but if you buy Education Edition Set, you must open your creations and make the program by YOURSELF or BUY the example programs. So, we stop discussing about programming robots here and try to make your own program for these robots!

  14. Paul Sheard

    Hi Laurens,

    I have a quick question for you (or anyone else here viewing my message).

    I have the EV3 Home edition, and I also purchased the EV3 Gyro Sensor separately…

    Will I have the parts now to be able to build your Gyro Boy robot? Or would I still be missing some pieces?.

    I’m a noob everyone so please be gentle 🙂

    Kind regards from the UK


      1. Paul Sheard

        Thanks Laurens!

        I was just taking a look at your ev3 self balancing robot. I’ll start my project with this design and I’ll see if I can customise it further 🙂

        Many thanks for your quick reply.

        Kind regards

  15. Naina

    Hi Laurens,
    I have a question for you and i hope to get a reply from you soon. I have been assigned to build a robot using EV3 Kit 31313, and i am supposed to make a robot which uses IR sensor without IR beacon and it is capable of detecting obstacles using that IR sensor.
    I would really appreciate if you would please help me with the design such that the robot is able to move forward or backward and also it is able to move its IR sensor sideways.
    Thank You.

  16. Martin Jones

    Thanks so much for sharing all the valuable content.
    My daughter and I have the Home set, bought all the elements to bridge the gap between that on the Core Education set , and now have the education expansion set. She loves EV3. We are struggling to find the project code to go with all the extra robots we cannot build, e.g Elephant or Puppy. Does anyone know how we can get these? We are learning to program ourselves bit by bit, however these may be rather beyond our current level and great to see how that are crafted.

    1. Mapami

      “This item is currently not avbailale”, which suggests a sold out inventory. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the Shop-at-Home web site change availability status to late August.Yes, indeedy, the next two weeks are going to be interesting…

  17. jake

    Hi Laurens,
    I was wondering if you have the program file for the colour sorter. If you do can you please post it.
    Thank you

  18. Sarah K

    I have taken over a school robotics program and have one computer with the education software installed. However, I can not find the programs for the projects above. I am working with our IT department to re-install the software if possible, but are the programs themselves downloadable somewhere if you have your software key?

    1. Catherine

      I had a similar problem myself. You can contact Lego customer service with your software key and they should send you a link to re-install on your new devices.
      However, if you have the education software installed, try opening the core models. If you see small window in the upper right hand corner that has a video clip of the model, you are close to the building and programming instructions as well! The video is 1/3, the building instructions is on 2/3 and the built-in program is on 3/3 which may actually take a little while to “magically” appear on your programming canvas.
      Unfortunately, much of the built-in programs are full of customized blocks. I would prefer to be able to have the students read the programs so they can understand the entire process…
      For those missing the programs, I believe you really are better off at least understanding the mechanics that went into your model. Then you can teach students to tinker with their own programs to have their bots function in a way that makes sense to them. There is so much more educational value to this approach.

  19. charles brisson

    Hi everyone,

    EV3 Home Edition. I threw out the cardboard sleeve – yes, the one with the mission pad printed in the back – by mistake. Lego tells me that they can’t send me another one, not even a PDF or whatever digital version.

    I have been looking on the web but found nothing. Does anyone know how I could get one? Is there anyone that could be kind enough to take a hi-res picture of one and send it to me? My son absolutely wants to start with the mission pad… As it is now, we got a mindstorms that’s not seeing any action at all.

    thanks in advance

  20. Heather

    HELP! my five year old was able to assemble the entire robot arm correctly by himself following the 108 steps, but now I have no idea how to help him make it actally work. Isn’t this programing suppose to be easy? we have the software but the instrustuctions are terrible and I have no idea how to use it. I have a chemistry degree– really I am not a moron– this shouldn’t be this hard right? Does anyone know where to find real help with this toy?

  21. Laura

    I’m using 4 sets of the EV3 Education program along with the expansion pieces in a homeschool setting. One of my groups built the Puppy but we’re not having success in programming it ourselves like we can with the groups that just built a vehicle. They can run the pre-made program but trying to program just using the action or sensor blocks on the Lego education gets it to move a portion of its leg but then the block just flashes green like it’s trying to do something but can’t complete the command. Any ideas? Can it be programmed to move a distance and turn around? Any help is greatly appreciated!!

  22. […] Let’s face it. Everyone loves a good puppy video. This Mindstorms Puppy looks really cool and the software and sensors make it very interactive. The building instructions and software are both available and easy to download. Unfortunately for us, the project uses the Lego Mindstorm Ev3 Education Set which is a little more expensive than the home edition that we have. I’m thinking about splurging on this in the future because it is a fuller set with more sensors. Also, the Lego EV3 bricks (main computer component of the robot) can communicate with each other with Bluetooth, so it opens the door for interactive projects with two robots if we had a 2nd set. The build instructions are available here. […]

  23. Mercè Alvarez


    We’ve the Lego Mindstorm eV3 education 45544. Now my 9 years old son has built the robot sorter but he needs the program code. Please could you send it to us?
    Thank you very much

  24. John

    I would just like to say thank you very much I spent about 30 minutes searching for build instructions and this website has been my savior. Thank you.

  25. Frans

    The Mindstorms education software is now free of charge. You can login with your Lego ID and download it on the Lego education website.
    This includes all building instructions and programs for both sets 45544 and 45560.


    1. Sasha

      Thank you, Frans! I’ve just been to the Lego ed website – the download link is at the bottom of the page. I downloaded and installed the ev3 education software. For clarity – I have a Lego ID and own the Home edition.

  26. Conor

    In GyroBoy, page 13 of instructions, an axle has appeared inside the rectangular grey frame, running from the yellow side to the blue side. Can you tell me where this has come from and what size it should be, please? I can’t see it in your build instructions.
    Many thanks.

  27. Matt Cook

    Hey Layrens
    I was wondering if you could help me with the coding for the Robot Arm H25 as we school team and I have created the robot but there are so many types of coding and most of them donk work where the others just stop mid way through. Please, can you help us with this as we are trying to beat another team in the school!

    Regards Matt Cook

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