Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology
A LEGO EV3 connected to Vernier sensors

Getting Started

For exciting robotics activities, connect Vernier sensors to the MINDSTORMS EV3 with our NXT Sensor Adapter. You will need a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics Kit and software.

  1. Purchase our NXT Adapter and the sensors needed for your projects

  2. Download the free Vernier EV3 Sensor Block


LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set is a hands-on robotics and coding solution that engages students using the familiar LEGO® brick platform and easy-to-learn, easy-to-use EV3 Lab or EV3 Programming app.

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set with Charger »


NXT Sensor Adapter

Connect Vernier sensors to the EV3 Intelligent Brick for exciting robotics projects with sensory feedback and control. The NXT Sensor Adapter is compatible with both the NXT and EV3 robotics systems (sold separately).

Vernier NXT Sensor Adapter »

NXT Sensor Adapter


Vernier EV3 Sensor Block

Download the free Vernier EV3 Sensor Block to use LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 software with the NXT Sensor Adapter and Vernier sensors.

Download Vernier EV3 Sensor Block »

Vernier EV3 Sensor Block


Vernier Mars Challenge with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3

This curriculum guide offers an opportunity to introduce students to the physical concepts of electricity and magnetism through exciting hands-on robotics activities. By coupling robotics design with NASA’s space program, students will gain an understanding of scientific principles in a real-world application.

Students will learn to use a Vernier Differential Voltage Probe and Magnetic Field Sensor as they build a solar tracker, a magnet detector, a battery tester, and a robotic compass. This guide was written for teachers with the Educator version of the LEGO EV3 robotics system. It is intended to be used for a week-long summer camp, a STEM classroom module, or an after-school club. Detailed descriptions of recommended activities are supplied for each unit, as well as optional extensions for early finishers. Sample programs and building guides are provided for all activities to aid teachers in their instruction.

Vernier Engineering Contest

Vernier recognizes instructors for creative uses of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts and/or practices.

Vernier Engineering Award »

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