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-buster is the current development version. It is currently in alpha, meaning that it may or may not actually be usable. Use this version if you like the cutting edge and making good bug reports.

ev3dev-stretch is the current stable version. It only receives important bug fixes and security updates. It is the recommended version for new users.

ev3dev-jessie is no longer supported.

Additional Documentation

General information on programming using ev3dev:

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