Unpack your mBot and assemble
Download mBot instruction to put all parts together.
Test mBot with remote control
Before you start graphical programming, you can play your mBot with three simple modes due to pre-uploaded factory program.
Install the graphical programming software mBlock
mBlock is a graphical programming environment based on Scratch 2 Open Source Code that makes it easy to program Arduino projects.
Windows & Mac support now, download here http://www.mblock.cc/mblock-software/
mBot communication options
- Option 1: USB cable
- Option 2: Bluetooth (introduction for connecting Bluetooth)
- Option 3: 2.4G wireless serial (introduction for connecting 2.4G)
Start from some lessons
We have created some lessons about graphical programming and robotics to help teachers or kids get started easier.
We suggest you start learning graphical logical programming with Scratch 2.0 The Adventures of Mike,then learn how to use Scratch2.0 to interact with mBot with the book mBlock Kids maker rocks with robots
Scratch 2.0 the adventures of Mike has nine chapters with different projects. Kids can explore the world of Scratch 2.0 by creating a lot of interactive stories, games and animation in the virtual world, aiming to help kids learn basic logical programming and know how the Scratch2.0 works. More resources about Scratch2.0 https://scratch.mit.edu/.
- Download source you may use when study :
Kids maker rocks with the robots has twelve chapters with different projects. It can guide kids to enjoy fun of programming mBot in a lot of game scenes for learning graphic programming, electronics, robotics.
- Download：mBlock Kids maker rocks with robots
Or it may be easier for you getting started with mBot by a simple example: light RGB LEDs