Next Lego Mindstorms kit will include iOS support

Jon Fingas for Engadget:

Its updated Mindstorms EV3 runs on new Linux firmware that’s ready for Android and iOS control out of the box, creates an overall more hackable platform and allows further programming on the core Intelligent Brick itself; accordingly, there’s an SD card slot for local storage.

Nifty! LEGO Mindstorms NXT supports Windows and Mac, but now you’ll be able to program the Mindstorms “Intelligent Brick” using iOS devices instead. Look for LEGO Mindstorms EV3 in stores later this year for $350.

  • …and Android.

  • lucascott

    I’ll be more interested when there’s an adapter that lets me plug in an old iPhone or iPod touch as a controller. But I do admit that this is still awesome and I might have to get one for the science teacher brother. His students go ape for this kind of thing.