To complete this tutorial you will need:
Robo Code Basics
Turn the Main Block on and connect to the Robo App.
There are 3 Robo tabs to check out:
Create a new project to continue with the tutorial
Robo Code Coding Interface
Welcome to your Coding Screen or canvas, here you can find different buttons & icons.
- Play /Stop Button - Press it to try out or stop your code
- Save / Exit Button - Press it to return to your Coding Lab
- Actions Dock - Here you can find all Actions and Conditions to program.
- Connection Mode button: Tap this button to enter connection mode where you can connect states together.
- Trash Bin: Use it to delete the Actions or Connections.
- Glossary: Press the question sign in the upper left corner of the screen to go to the special glossary and read in details about all the Robo Code
Adding & Combining Actions
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.
Adding Actions on the canvas
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.
Connection: Combining the Actions into a Sequence
Press the Connection Button to activate the Connection Mode and draw an arrow from the first Action to the second and back. 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.
Play the code
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.
Create a State
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 block into one state.
Adding & Combining Conditions
Conditions are coding icons which look like red stickers and have to be placed on the Connection between 2 Actions. Conditions regulate if this Transitions between 2 Actions happens.
Adding a Condition
Drag & drop a Button Condition on one of the Connections.
Tap on a Conditions to adjust its settings. Different Conditions have different Settings.
You just created your very first Code project!
Exiting & Saving Your Project
Press the Save & Exit Button to exit to your Coding Lab, your project will be saved automatically.