An earlier blog post (mbots - graphical programming and Arduino) discuss some of the basics of the robot. Just for fun I wanted to play with the ultrasonic sensor, getting the robot to react, change direction (run away) and the 'face' on an LED matrix that came with the robot if there is an object in the way.
- Show a smiley face (using Port 4 )
- If the ultrasonic detector senses something close (guessed at a setting of 10)
- Go backwards quickly
- Play a tone
- Show an upside-down smiley face
- wait 1 sec
- Move forward
- End the loop
This is good fun, and a very cute. The build quality of the bots (not my building ability) the metallic construction means the bots feel substantial. The software as it is Scratch based I think it will be interesting to try it out with my Code Clubbers - especially as they have been asking to play with more robots.
As always I would be interested to hear from others on their experiences of using this little robot.
mbots - graphical programming and Arduino
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