Materials List: Remote Control Using Bluetooth

Each group needs:

  • Android phone; borrow for this purpose since the activity cannot be performed without a cell phone that uses the Android operating system at this time; in the future, such apps for other phones may become available, so check the internet for this possibility
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Commander app, download from the Google Play store at
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot, such as EV3 Core Set (5003400) at
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Software 1.2.1, free online, you have to register a LEGO account first at
  • computer, loaded with EV3 1.2.1 software
  • Remote Control Using Bluetooth Pre-Quiz, one per student
  • Remote Control Using Bluetooth Post-Quiz, one per student


Note: This activity can also be conducted with the older (and no longer sold) LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set instead of EV3; see below for those supplies:

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot, such as the NXT Base Set
  • computer, loaded with NXT 2.1 software

To share with the entire class: