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What equipment do I need for the LEGO-EV3 Engineering Projects book?

Vernier Engineering Projects with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 (Electronic Version), order code EP-EV3-E, $40, contains 13 engineering challenges. Here is an outline of the Vernier and LEGO equipment required for the projects:

Vernier Equipment

To perform all of the projects you will need the following package of Vernier sensors and Vernier Sensor Adapter for EV3 and NXT:
Engineering Projects with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, order code LEGO-EP, $808

You can purchase sensors a la cart if you prefer. If you do, you will also need to purchase the Vernier Sensor Adapter for EV3 and NXT:
NXT Sensor Adapter, order code BTA-NXT, $39

The Activities section of the following web page has a table that outlines which sensors are used for each of the projects:
https://www.vernier.com/products/books/ep-ev3/

LEGO Robotics Equipment

You will need the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set. The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® software is included in the purchase of the EV3 Core Set:
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set with Charger, order code LEGO-EV3-CORE, $412

The following projects require additional equipment:

The Plant Waterer project requires a LEGO Pneumatic Hand Pump and pneumatic tubing.
The Cartesian Diver project requires a LEGO Pneumatic Hand Pump, pneumatic tubing and LEGO Pneumatic Switch.
The Solar Tracker project requires two small solar panels, such as KidWind 2V/400mA Solar Panel, order code KW-SP2V, $19

At this time, LEGO Education sells a Pneumatics Add-On Set (part number 9641) that includes pumps, switches, tubing, an air tank, cylinders, and a manometer.

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