Get Started with mBot

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Let’s Get Started!

Now that you have your mBot, it’s time to get started on the road to robotic fun! Follow these simple steps to get yourself up and running in no time at all…

1. Unpack and Assemble Your mBot

Carefully unpack all your mBot components and download the instructions here, before putting it all together.

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2. Test Your mBot with the Remote Control

Before you start graphical programming, you can play your mBot with three simple modes pre-uploaded on the device.


3. 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. (Available for Windows and Mac)

4. Configure mBot Communication Options

You can configure your mBot’s communication options one of three ways (depending on your model): via USB cable, via Bluetooth or via 2.4G wireless (see videos below for more).

5. Start with Some Pre-Made Lessons

There are some great lessons available to help you understand your mBot and how it works. We recommend 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.

Download Scratch 2.0 The Adventures of Mike Here

Download Some Helpful Source for Use with Scratch 2.0 Here

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 Kids maker rocks with the robots Here

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