Lego Mindstorms Robot Commander
the EV3 Mindstorms robots remote control for your smart device
LEGO Mindstorms kids app for iPad, iPhone & Android | ages 10 yrs. +
Just in time to celebrate the new launch of the brand new EV3 Mindstorms robot kit, Lego has released two free apps for iPad, iPhone and Android.
We will basically introduce you to the so called Lego Mindstorms Robot Commander app, for which you will however, only find use for, if you have a new Mindstorms EV3 kit, because with the Commander app you can command the robots with your smart device or the included remote control. Although the seemingly boundless possibilities of EV3 are already pretty independent from the app, this high tech toy in combination with the remote control app reaches a completely different technical dimension.
Because of the fact that we will treat ourselves with a Mindstorms EV3 kit earliest around Christmas time, we can’t really offer you any experience report on the interaction of the Commander app with the robot models. Both the features list from the kit as well as the main features of the app however, will make your mouth water and the anticipation grow.
- Intelligent EV3-brick with a powerful ARM9 processor
- USB port
- WiFi & Blutooth
- Micro SD card reader
- 4 motor connection
- Infra-red remote control
- color sensor
- touch sensor
- PC and Mac Software
The Commander app supports…
- voice control/command
- Pinch control
- Virtual analog-joysticks
- Acceleration-sensors controls
The age recommendation for Mindstorms is “10+ years” by the way – no wonder given the technical complexity.
Both of the following YouTube trailers will show you the Mindstorms Commander app being used in the kids room.
Trailer 1: A ball game is being played with the Mindstorms scorpion robot EV3 SPIK3R
Trailer 2: The Mindstorms Snake drives around the children’s room heading to a target to mark this with a felt pen.
If you’re already a lucky owner of a EV3 robot kit, you can download the remote control app here:
Download Lego Mindstorms Robot Commander
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
We will have fun with the other LEGO Mindstorms app: Fix the factory for now, where kids can navigate the Mindstorms robot through a factory by combining useful commands.
This app is also available for iPad, iPhone and Android – Enjoy!
kids app developer: LEGO Systems, Inc