Differences between LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 and LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT


The whole efficiency of Intelligent Brick has progressed. And included sensors’ efficiency also has progressed.



LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT
Intelligent Brick ARM9 300MHz ARM7 48MHz
16MB Flash 256KB(0.256MB)Flash
64MB RAM 64KB(0.064MB)RAM
input port 4 input ports 4 input ports
output port 4 output ports 3 output ports
USB interface up to 4 EV3s are connectable -
Wi-Fi Dongle is available
SD Card Slot support Micro SD card up to 32 GB -
Sensors included in Core Set Touch Sensor ×2 Touch Sensor ×2
Color Sensor ×1 Light Sensor×1
Gyro Sensor×1 Sound Sensor×1
Ultrasonic Sensor×1 Ultrasonic Sensor×1
Motors included in Core Set Large Motor×2 Motor×3
Middle Motor×1
the number of parts included in Core Set 541 431
the number of parts included in Expansion Set 853 817


LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 and the home version of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3


The included parts are different. The models are also different. The home version includes LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Software, but there is no plan for version up.
On the other hand, Education version does not include EV3 Software. For this version, you can select Education version Site License. And rich support, for example updated version, is available. And more, Education version includes Rechargeable DC Battery and storage tray to sort block parts.

Hardware


No LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 the home version of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
1 Intelligent Brick 1 1
2 Large Motor 2 2
3 Middle Motor 1 1
4 Ultrasonic Sensor 1 0
5 Touch Sensor 2 1
6 Color Sensor 1 1
7 Gyro Sensor 1 0
8 Infrared Sensor 0 1
9 IR Beacon (Infrared Remote Control) 0 1
10 Rechargeable DC Battery 1 0
11 Transformer 10V DC Option 0
12 the number of parts 541 parts 550 parts
13 tray ×

Software


No LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 the home version of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
1 Lobby (the main menu of the software)
2 Programming
3 Data Logging ×
4 Contents Editor ×
5 Robot Educator △(assembly diagrams for 5 models)
6 Sound Editor
7 Image Editor


LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set, LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 expansion Set, and the home version of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Set


The combination LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set and LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 expansion Set cannot be equal to the home version of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3.

Please refer to the followings for the different points between these sets.