Build

Bring your virtual creations to life! The Virtual Robotics Toolkit can import files created using a number of free 3D modeling tools. Within minutes you can easily import your model into a physics enabled simulation.

Program

Use the official LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming environment to write programs to control your virtual robot, just as you would the real thing. If you’re familiar with MINDSTORMS programming, you already know how to use our simulator.

Simulate

The simulator's advanced physics engine affords an unparalleled level of realism. Experiment with how various physical forces act on your robot, change the friction on the playing surface, or modify gravity to see how your robot would behave in a weightless environment!

Analyze

See what your robot sees, visualize the sensor outputs in an easy to understand way. The Virtual Robotics Toolkit comes with support for a number of sensors including Ultrasonic, Color Touch, Infrared and more!

STEM Solutions

VRG Sandbox Project
Sandbox Project

Welcome to the Sandbox! Use this project to learn the basics of the Virtual Robotics Toolkit. The YouTube playlist below will show you how to start, stop, and drive the robot in a simulated project file.

Line Following

Understanding how to build a good line follower is one of the most versatile skills that you can teach yourself, as almost every robotics competition involves some element of line direction. The YouTube playlist below teaches the basics of following using a simulated LEGO Mindstorms EV3.

SUMO

This is a robotics battle that is 400 years in the making! The traditional Japanese sport of Sumo Wrestling flourished in the 1600s throughout feudal Japan. Now, design and program a robot of your own to push your opponent out of the ring.

Why Use Our Toolkit?

BUILD IT ONCE & KEEP IT FOREVER

Never disassemble again, or lose pieces to something you've worked hard on.

With the toolkit, you can store your creations as files you can return to as many times as you like.

SHARE YOUR ROBOT WITH THE WORLD

Sharing virtual robots and sample code isn't just easy, it's cost-effective.

The toolkit allows you to collaborate with your friends and teammates both inside and outside of the classroom.

SAVE MONEY WITHOUT COMPROMISE

Simulation is an affordable means to learning strategy, engineering, and programming before upgrading to a physical machine.

Now you can work with your robot anywhere, even when it isn't physically available!

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