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Discovery Kit Guides

Descriptions and resources for available kits to check out through PPLD

About this kit

Lego Mindstorms offers the opportunity to build, program, and play. With five core robot builds to choose from there's a robot for everyone! 


*You will need to download the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot Inventor App to a compatible device for digital building instructions and coding tools. There's also a built-in Help Center which features instructional videos to help get you started. 



How to check-out this kit

Discovery Kits can be reserved in the catalog for pickup at any PPLD location. They check out for seven days but can be renewed as long as there are no holds.

Due to the size of the kits, all Discovery Kits must be returned to library staff at the main desk during regular business hours. Please do not return this item to a book drop.

Learning Outcomes

· Following instructions

· Building

· Operating

· Coding

· Remixing

Getting Started

· First—before you start building, plug in and charge the Programming Brick.

· Lay the kit out on a flat surface

· Familiarize self with parts

· Start the software, pick a robot, and start building and coding!



Visit the Mindstorms official website here

Download the individual robot building instructions here

Inventory Disclaimer

  • This kit has 949 individual pieces. Library staff are unable to inventory every piece after each check-out. Please do your best to return every piece and keep the container somewhat organized.
  • PPLD cannot guarantee every piece is present when you check-out this kit.
  • If pieces are missing, please fill out the Missing Parts Sheet that is included in the kit.