Go Beyond the Instructions

with Sanjay and Arvind

About us

Who are we?

"Beyond the Instructions" represents our personal philosophy to innovate by "going beyond". We always try to learn something new and then take the project to the next level. We combine different ideas together. We collaborate and share to do even more.

  • We are two brothers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. We are the founders of EV3Lessons.com, a very popular website for learning to program the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. We have over 200,000 users in 175 countries.
  • Our mission is to teach students programming and robotics and then to inspire them to go beyond. We want to show them the path to innovation. We have coached and mentored 100s of teams. We won the Coach/Mentor Award at World Festival St.Louis in 2017.
  • We are also an award-winning robotics team, Not the Droids You Are Looking For . We have won a Champion's Award and a Robot Performance award every year of participating in FIRST LEGO League. Champion's is given to the overall tournament winners. The Robot Performance award is given to teams with a high scoring robot.

Meet us


Sanjay Seshan

Age 14


Arvind Seshan

Age 12

In the News

Articles and News Stories from 2018

Fox Chapel Brothers Demonstrate Robotics Skills For Executives Fox Chapel Area's Seshan Brothers Win State Robotics Title Fox Chapel brothers Carve Legacy in Robotics Seshan Brothers Win FIRST LEGO League Northern Connection February 2018

Articles and News Stories from 2017

ISTE 2017 Conference Fidget Spinner Speed Calulator on LEGO YouTube Channel #MINDSTORMSmagic at Maker Faire Bay Area 3D Printers Made with MINDSTORMS Pittsburgh's Kid Entrepreneurs Fox Chapel Brothers Coaching Winning FIRST LEGO Team in Tribune Review Lego robots bring together students' talents at grand championship in Post-Gazette These Lego-Robot Whiz Kids Are Just 12 And 14 in Vocativ PIX3L PLOTT3R on RobotsBlog

Articles and News Stories from 2016

Holiday Card Plott3r Automates Holiday Cards - Lego MINDSTORMS on LEGO YouTube Daily Planet on Discovery Channel Canada Local student robotics experts inspired others in India in Post-Gazette A 14-Year-Old and His Younger Brother Made a Holiday Card Printer Out of LEGO in Mental Floss PIX3L PLOTT3R Xmas Edition on NXTStep Behind on sending Christmas cards? Use this LEGO Mindstorms plotter to make them for you! Build a Lego Machine to Print Holiday Cards for You in Popular Mechanics Boost Your Holiday Card Creativity With This Lego Assistant in Forbes Welcome to the Future in Huffington Post Indian Five Things We Enjoyed About World Robot Olympiad in Gadgets 360 World Robot Olympiad 2016 - Experts Zone Worldwide robotics competition inspiring young inventors WRO India 2016 Inspiring innovation that bolsters in-classroom performance Seshan Brothers Receive Provisional Patent for Recycling Process RAISING NERD PROFILE: THE ROBOTEERS in Raising Nerd A MINDSTORMS Bug That Will Bug You No More in HispaBrick Magazine Northern Connection International Robot Maker Day Education Panel International Robot Maker Day Programming Panel [bazmarc] session Western PA FLL Grand Championship Indian American Robotics Team Qualifies For Lego League World Festival Brothers Build on Robotics Success in Tribune Review Teams Compete in Western PA Lego League Championship on CBS

Articles and News Stories from 2015

Hour of EV3 EV3 Programming App LEGO MINDSTORMS in Action at MakerFaire LEGO Innovation at Play Full Assembly Required LEGO MINDSTORMS at World Maker Faire Simulator Debuts at FLL Workshop Not the Droids You Are Looking For Fox Chapel Summer Library Camp Four Amazing Success Stories of Young Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Brothers Win Lego League Razorback Invitational American Indian Siblings Win FLL Razorback Invitational American Indian Siblings Win Razorback Invitational Fox Chapel Robotics Team Wins International Lego League Razorback Invitational Droids Robotics - FLL Razborback Invitational Recap Off season Learning: Collaborators Without Borders Programming Resources for the EV3 Winding Down and Wrapping Up CMU Robotics Academy: Student Point of View The NXTStep: EV3Lessons Reaching the World Through Robotics Fox Chapel Boys Lead the Next Generation of Computer Scientists

Articles and News Stories from 2014

First Lego League Tournaments Build Many Skills First Lego League Tournaments Build Many Skills Middle School Team Brings Home First Place Trophy Proud to be From Pittsburgh Meet the Desi Robotics Champs

Articles and News Stories from 2013

Lego Enthusiasts Compete in First Lego Robotics Contest First Lego League Senior Solutions Challenge

Feel free to contact us

We love to collaborate with others. We believe strongly that by sharing and collaborating, we can make good ideas even better. We also believe that sharing knowledge is the first step to this collaboration. If you want us to demo our robots, teach a workshop, or just say "Hi"...