Swift Playground

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Dash & Dot now work with Apple Swift Playgrounds

The new Dash & Dot Playbook for Swift Playgrounds doesn’t cost a penny and works seamlessly within the Swift Playgrounds — children can easily download it within the iOS app and watch as their coding creations come to life through the lights, sounds, and movements of Dash & Dot. It is our first foray, and it gives children a taste of how they can use Dash’s sensors and capabilities to program a real robot.


Here are the instructions on how to download and use Swift Playground with Dash:

  1. Make sure your iPad is updated to iOS 10. You can check to see what iOS version you have by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update. If you need help updating to iOS 10, check out these steps from Apple.
  2. On your iPad, download the Swift Playgrounds app from the app store. Open the Swift Playgrounds app on your iPad.
  3. On your computer, download the Dash & Dot Playground zip file.
  4. On your computer, double click on the file to unzip it.
  5. On your computer, right click on the DashBook.playgroundbook folder. Then go to Share -> Airdrop. Look for your iPad’s name and drop the file to your iPad.
  6. On your iPad, accept the file that is being sent to you. It should automatically open in the Swift Playground app.
  7. On your iPad, open the DashBook and press continue. The next step is to follow the directions and connect to your robot! Write your robot’s name in connectToRobot(“Tap to enter name”).