Robo Blockly is a block-based, open-ended visual programming language
that allows to write complex codes for Robo Wunderkind robots, sometimes
it can be difficult to master, and can be complicated.
This is why we recommend it as a next step after Robo Code and
as a tool for more advanced coders.
To complete this tutorial you will need:
1. Robo Blockly Basics
Turn the Main Block on and connect to the Robo App
Create a new project to continue with the tutorial.
2. Robo Blockly 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
- Code Blocks Menu — Here you can find all Coding Blocks available
- Program Start — The starting point of the Blockly code
- Variable Monitor — Place a variable in the monitor to see its value
3. Code Blocks & Coding Logic
There are 9 types of the Code Blocks in the Code Blocks Menu:
Place the Code Blocks one below another, so they are connected to create a code.
A lot of theory, so let’s try that out!
4. Create your very first Blockly code
Let’s create a simple code to test how the Code Blocks work. Follow the steps below.
Add some Code Blocks to the Program Start
Drag and drop them so they are connected into a code.
Change some settings
Try out your code
Press the Play / Stop Button. The green dot on the left side of your code shows you the Program Flow
Explore the Flow Blocks
Program your robot to repeat a piece of code a few times or forever. Try it out and follow your Program Flow.
5. Exiting and saving your project
Press the Save & Exit Button