Do you want to build robots with your kids, but not sure where to start? Have a look at this Amazon list for inspiration.
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kit, combined with the EV3 Discovery book and the EV3 Idea Book, should give you everything to get started building and programming your own robots and master the many possibilities of the EV3 set.
Tips for Mum and Dad for a trouble free start on Christmas morning:
- You need 6xAA batteries for the robot and 2xAAA batteries for the remote.
- You need a PC or MAC computer to program the robot. Download and install the free software in advance for a head start. (But make sure the kids don’t see it!)
- Read Chapters 1-4 of the EV3 Discovery Book before you wrap the gifts. The EV3 has so many features it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re getting started. With the basics at hand, you’ll be ready to help your kids making their first robot and first program.