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Author:  amitbronstein [ Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:20 pm ]
Post subject:  new EV3


I am new to that exciting stuff and wanted a long time ago to get the mindstorm robot and start learning RobotC programming (I am an electrical engineer so I have some background on that).
I just did not find the time for that...
Now I got some time and wanted to get myself a unit, I just see that the EV3 is planned to come very shortly (or not?).
So my question to you guys - should I wait for it?
Actually my main concern is if the rebotC will be avaialbe and mature enough together with the hardware availability.

I don't want to start using this machine with any other language. RobotC looks exiting.

Please advice.

Author:  mightor [ Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new EV3

Hi Amit,

The EV3 is scheduled to launch "after the summer", so it all depends on how long you're willing to wait. As with all new platforms, there may be some early bugs in the system, but I doubt Robomatter will release some half-baked IDE on the market :)

I can't speak for the Robomatter dev team, so I can't give you a yes or no, whether ROBOTC will be available at launch time, so perhaps drop them a mail at and point them to this thread and ask them to respond here, so others will also be able to find that info.

= Xander

Author:  amitbronstein [ Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: new EV3

Hi Xander

thanks for your answer. I did sent a mail to the support. lets see what they have to say.
I believe that since I waited until now it seems reasonable to wait a bit more and get the next platform.
From your experience with the previous NXT, does the H/W will be final or they can come up quickly with an updated brick (did it happen in the past?). Not everything can be fixed in S/W patches.


Author:  mightor [ Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:16 pm ]
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The hardware is already final and has been for some time. I do not think anything will change. The NXT brick has not changed in any significant way since its initial release, although there has been at least one revision, but that may have had more to do with certain parts no longer being available.

= Xander

Author:  NeXT-Generation [ Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:17 pm ]
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AFAIK the only revision made was when they removed the LCD daughter board.

Author:  tfriez [ Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:23 pm ]
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Here is our official response on EV3 and ROBOTC:

Our goal is to provide the same level of support for the EV3 as the NXT. We are currently evaluating the hardware and finalizing plans regarding EV3's availability with ROBOTC and any potential upgrade paths. We hope to have more information in the near future.

Author:  amitbronstein [ Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new EV3


I see that the EV3 is already available in ebay.
See: ... 3a82695575

it is for ~800$. Does it make sense? I see only that seller in Hungary to have it.
Is this going to be the official price?
Still I would like to have it only after getting robotC support for it. As I understand it is not there yet. Correct?


Author:  NeXT-Generation [ Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new EV3

The official price for the retail set is $349.99. I'm guessing that that guy has, for some reason, a few pre-production sets which will most likely not be the same thing that we'll be getting when it officially comes out.

Author:  amitbronstein [ Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:43 pm ]
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it indeed look a really high price.


Author:  mightor [ Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:10 am ]
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There are no pre-production units for sale of the EV3, I can assure you. If it's in the box, it's a unit that was given to someone to use for themselves, not to sell. I've notified LEGO of this.

I have a box but LEGO would have my hide if I ever sold it.

= Xander

Author:  NeXT-Generation [ Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:00 am ]
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Well, what builder do we know in Hungary who's good enough to get three EV3s...

Author:  mightor [ Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:33 am ]
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LEGO was already aware of this guy. Their legal and marketing departments are dealing with it. Poor guy.

= Xander

Author:  NeXT-Generation [ Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:46 am ]
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Crap. One was sold before he took it down.

Author:  amitbronstein [ Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:48 pm ]
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Is there any update when EV3 will be on the market ?
I really can't wait getting it...

Author:  NeXT-Generation [ Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new EV3

LEGO Edu says they're shipping the preorders for the Edu version in August.

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