“We are excited to be part of the MINDSTORMS program, which will help create an interactive environment that fosters a growing passion and enhanced technology skills,” said Miller Adair, general manager for Sitara processors, TI. “TI’s Sitara processors and Bluetoothconnectivity power the new EV3 brick that lays the foundation for users to explore and learn about construction, engineering and programming through hands-on problem solving that is first and foremost fun.”
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TI’s Sitara AM1808 processor makes it possible for EV3 users to do more with the new MINDSTORMS platform, which offers increased performance, new sensors and greater flexibility than ever before. The highly scalable AM1808 processor enables interactive touch screens, high-resolution displays, fast performance, and multiple, flexible integrated connectivity options for a robust offering—all while maintaining low design costs and power levels. This low power consumption prolongs battery life and reduces heat emissions to enable portable, fan-less applications. Other applications include portable navigation, handheld gaming, educational devices, building and industrial automation and more.
Benefits of the TI technology powering the MINDSTORMS EV3 include:
In addition to being available in retail stores, a special version of the platform, LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education, is optimized for student use and available for classrooms through LEGO Education.
For many years, TI has played a leadership role in driving innovative education programs. This collaboration with The LEGO Group extends TI’s commitment to support the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiative. Over the past five years, TI and the TI Foundation have contributed more than $150 million to education.