Rowan University Laboratory for Educational Robotics

Educational Robots for Absolute Beginners -
LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots
Frequently Asked Questions

This page is about the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Course. If you’re interested in learning about LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot programming you may want to visit the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robots Course


Frequently Asked Questions

I really am an absolute beginner - I've never programmed before and I've never done anything with robots - is this course really suitable for me?

How do I sign up?

How does the course work?

When does the course start?

How much time will it take each week?

What happens if I don't have time to finish a given week of the course as scheduled?

Can I start this course late?

Is this course really free?

I'm not a teacher, can I still take this course for free?

Why do I need to have a Google account to take the course?

How do I get a Google Account?

Do I need to have a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot to take this course?

I don't have a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot and software. Where can I get one?

Do you know of any resources for getting grants to fund the purchase of robots?

I have a LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot - can I use that for this course?

I have a LEGO Mindstorms RCX robot - can I use that for this course?

Why did you pick the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot and not a different robot?

I'm a teacher. Is there a way for me to get professional development credit for this course?

I'm a teacher, can I get a certificate of completion for this course?

I'm not a teacher, can I get a certificate of completion for this course?

I'm a project reviewer, where can I find the rubrics for project evaluation?

I'm a school principal and have been asked to certify a certificate of completion. What does this mean?