Controlling your LEGO creations with your Android or iOS device will soon be a possibility thanks to the newest version of the LEGO Mindstorms system, EV3. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show In Las Vegas, LEGO Mindstorms EV3 will feature an Intelligent Brick (RCX) powered by Linux Firmware, that features a SD card slot as well as a built-in infrared sensor. In addition, the Intelligent Brick also allows for a more open platform to program for.
Unlike previous iterations of Mindstorms, EV3 will allow for the Intelligent Brick to be programmed directly, without the use of a computer. LEGO has also teamed up with software company Autodesk to provide a program that serves as a 3D building guide for EV3. Priced at $350, the 594 piece LEGO Mindstorms EV3 should be out in the latter half of 2013.