In this tutorial, you will get to know the Robo Code interface and basics, as well as create your very first Code project.
There are 3 Robo tabs to check out:
Welcome to your Coding Screen or canvas, here you can find different buttons & icons.
Actions - Coding icons which look like bubbles and perform an output task. There are 4 types of Actions in the Action Dock – Sounds, Visuals, Movement and Specials.
Drag & drop the first Action on the canvas. It appears with a Start Point on it. Drag more Actions on the canvas.
Tap on an Action to adjust it. Different Actions have different Settings. Sounds don’t have any settings.
Press the Connection Button to activate the Connection Mode and draw an arrow from the first Action to the second and third. Tap anywhere on the canvas to deactivate the Connection Mode. You created two Connections.
To make an infinite loop, connect the last state to the first so that it forms a continuous flow.
Once your code is ready, press Play Button to start the program. The green circle will indicate what part of the code is executed now.
To execute multiple Actions at the same time, drop one on top of another. This big bubble is called State. Test the program to see how it works. You can combine up to 5 Actions in one State.
The first Action that you drop on the canvas has a Start Point. It means your code starts here. You can move the Start Point from one Action to another.
Please note: It’s not possible to combine actions that use the same module into one state.
Triggers are coding icons which look like red stickers and have to be placed on the Connection between 2 Actions. Triggers are conditions that regulate if this Transitions between 2 Actions happens.
Drag & drop a Counter Trigger on one of the Connections.
Tap on a Trigger to adjust its settings. Different Triggers have different Settings.
You just created your very first Code project!
Press the Save & Exit Button to exit to your Coding Lab, your project will be saved automatically.