The release of the latest LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics platform in September 2013 has provided a dilemma for many youth robotics leaders. There is a need to understand the differences in the Mindstorms NXT and EV3 in order to make future robotics purchases. In this article the differences are identified regarding software, hardware, sensors, the brick, and resources. Through situational advice, recommendations are given to study the comparison chart and review finances to make an educated decision about which kit will meet programmatic needs and ensure a successful purchase.
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Sherrard, A., & Rhodes, A. (2014). Comparison of the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and EV3 Robotics Education Platforms. The Journal of Extension, 52(5), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss5/17