Unboxing the Lego Mindstorms EV3

For Tech Files this week, I’m testing Lego’s new Mindstorms EV3 robot-making set.

For those who have played with the previous generation of Mindstorms, the NXT 2.0, the EV3 offers a number of upgrades: Support for WiFi, a faster processor, more storage for programs and a whole new suite of sensors and motors.

I got an early look at the EV3 and its capabilities in May and was able to see some of the robots that kids (and parents) will be able to build with it.

I’ll have a full review of the device later this week. Meanwhile, you can get a sneak peek at the new kit, which Lego plans to start selling on September 1, in my unboxing videos below.

Photo by Troy Wolverton.

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Troy writes the Tech Files column as the Personal Technology Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. He also covers the digital media, mobile and video game industries and writes occasionally about Apple, chips, social networking and other aspects of technology. Previously, Troy covered Apple and the consumer electronics industry. Prior to joining the Mercury News, Troy reported on technology, business and financial issues for TheStreet.com and CNET News.com.