Getting Started with the EV3
There are numerous web pages online that provide an introduction to EV3 hardware and software, but for the sake of completeness this chapter provides such an introduction to help beginners get started, and share a few tips that might be useful even for some experienced users. There are two different types of EV3 kits that can be purchased, so I will begin with a description of the similarities and differences between the two kits, including variations in both hardware and software. Next is a description of the user interface to explain file management, communicating with the brick, creating programs, and operating the brick. The chapter finishes with step-by-step instructions to create and run a couple of basic programs.