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Emerging Technology & 3D Printing at Centennial Libraries

Learn about the library's technology collection and 3D printing service! Borrow resources like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, virtual reality headsets, podcasting kits & more!

What is Lego Mindstorms?

Lego Mindstorms is a robot creation kit that allows you to build a robot using Lego, program your robot, and command it using a smartphone or tablet. 

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Borrow It!

Click on a piece of technology to see if it's available in the library and place a hold to reserve it. Watch this video to learn how to place a hold. If the item is available, you can also come to your campus library and ask for an item to borrow it. 

Getting Started

1. Build Your Robot

Follow the instructions in your Lego Mindstorms kit to create your robot. You can choose from 1 of 17 designs

2. Program Your Robot

If you're using a smartphone or tablet, download the EV3 programmer app. If you're using a PC or Mac, download the programming software. Once your app or software is installed, program your robot to move or respond to touch. 

Need help getting started? Find tutorials & instructions

3. Command and Play

Download the EV3 commander app on your smartphone or tablet to control and steer your robot. 

Visit the Lego Mindstorms website for detailed instructions

Think outside of the box with these Lego Mindstorms projects


Create a robotic whack-a-mole game


Create a robot that can draw


Create a robotic guitar

For Educators

Interested in using Lego Mindstorms in your classroom, but not sure where to start? Contact your librarian, Natalie Colaiacovo ( for support and resources. 

Use Lego Mindstorms to introduce students to:

  • Robotics & electronics
  • Product design & innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Students can:

  • Acquire basic programming skills
  • Engage in project-based learning
  • Learn problem-solving & creative thinking skills

Introducing LEGO Mindstorms Education

Watch how LEGO Mindstorms are used in the classroom to teach project-based learning, programming & robotics

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Interested in borrowing the technology on this guide?

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