Download the blocks

You can use the EV3nts app with the official LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software (Home or Education) or with any other programming languages such as LeJOS, RobotC, BricXX, etc… If you will be using it with the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Software you have to download and import our custom blocks created specially for EV3nts. You can find them in the download section here.

Import the blocks

Importing a custom block cand be done in 5 easy steps:
  1. First download the block from one of the links above to a location on your computer and remember that location.
  2. Launch the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 software and navigate to “Tools”, then click on “Block Import”:

  3. Click “Browse”, go to the location where you downloaded the file and select it.
  4. In the “Select Blocks to Import” area select the name of the imported block and then click on “Import”:

  5. Click “OK” in the popup window that appears and then restart the EV3 software.

Using EV3nts with non official programming languages

As we said in the beggining, the app can be used with any programming language that you prefer as long as the language supports reading data from the EV3 mailboxes. You can read the data following the next two steps:

  1. Inside the app tapp on the settings icon next to each sensor and setup the mailbox names you will be using:


  2. Setup and read the data from the brick’s mailboxes using your preferred language ( read the coresponding documentation on how to do that ).
Other notes

There are a few thing to keep in mind:
  • the transmission of data is done through WiFi so even if we allowed you to change to transmission speed to as low as 10ms we found that 40ms and upper is better: going below might cause the messeges to be put in a queue and cause delay.
  • you can activate all 5 sensor transmissions at the same time, but only do that if you really need to; the fewer sensors activated the faster the transmision will be
  • other than that have fun and make cool projects 🙂
EV3nts used as Gyroscope for Gyro Boy

EV3nts Demo

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