So I wanted to see if everything works, if it's understandable and if students could work with it. The first model that is described in the software looked really nice so I followed the building instructions, downloading the program and in the video below is the result. It's called Gyro Boy and it's a robot that can balance itself on two wheels. Pretty impressive.
Like I said this was just following instructions and that doesn't get you in a lot of problems. I was quite impressed with how nice the robot was designed. I haven't had the time yet to look into the program that stops it from falling over, but I'm guessing it will have some nice surprises too.
The real goal of course is getting students to work with the EV3, but I can already think of some problems interesting enough for a wide range of students. Hopefully I can update this subject some more in the near future.