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  • Can the home ev3 kit be used to build an educator robot?

    Can a basic educator robot be built with the home robot ev3 kit (31313)? Trying to source a couple more for our team, and keep finding a bunch of these home ones. We have some spare parts, but I wanted to make sure you can built the basic robot without needing anything else.

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    Originally posted by amy.eddy View Post
    Can a basic educator robot be built with the home robot ev3 kit (31313)? Trying to source a couple more for our team, and keep finding a bunch of these home ones. We have some spare parts, but I wanted to make sure you can built the basic robot without needing anything else.
    There are numerous articles on the topic. Here's one that specifically lists parts you'd need to make up the differences. https://lego-discounter.com/legoverschillen

    That said, the only thing you'd miss the most in a retail set is the rechargeable battery and charger. Those and any other sensors you'd like more of are available from Lego Education.
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      The home kits would have to be really inexpensive to be a better deal than the education version. To make them the same you would have to add the battery, charger, gyro and ultrasonic sensor, and another touch sensor. You would also have to hide the IR sensor and remote or more time will be spent playing remote control robot than solving the robot game. On the plastic side you would be missing the ball caster (ok, that is a metal part), some gears, those really useful horsey shaped beam/pin things (part 55615), and the wheels in the two kits aren't the same size. Designing a robot that can be built using the Home or Education versions is really difficult.

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        Originally posted by Dean Hystad View Post
        The home kits would have to be really inexpensive to be a better deal than the education version. To make them the same you would have to add the battery, charger, gyro and ultrasonic sensor, and another touch sensor. You would also have to hide the IR sensor and remote or more time will be spent playing remote control robot than solving the robot game. On the plastic side you would be missing the ball caster (ok, that is a metal part), some gears, those really useful horsey shaped beam/pin things (part 55615), and the wheels in the two kits aren't the same size. Designing a robot that can be built using the Home or Education versions is really difficult.
        Quite true. I'd forgotten the economics.

        And you'd be missing the handy storage tote too. I really like those.
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