Welcome to ev3dev’s documentation!


ev3dev is a Debian Linux-based operating system that runs on several LEGO MINDSTORMS compatible platforms including LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone.

Supported Hardware

Follow the links below for a side-by-side comparison of supported hardware devices as well as detailed ev3dev-specific information on each device.


ev3dev-stretch is the current development version. It is currently in beta, meaning that it is very usable, but we will continue to add new features and there may occasionally be breaking changes. It is the recommended version for new users.

ev3dev-jessie is the current stable version. It only receives important bug fixes and security updates.

Additional Documentation

General information on programming using ev3dev:

The following are links to documentation for various ev3dev sub-projects: