Next Planned Update
Block and BlocklyProp system updates planned for October 2017
Test-drive these new features now on our Demo site:
- Map, a new number operator block scaling and offsetting a value from one range to another - great for tying sensor or human input to actuator output
- Updated math operation block - click the gear icon to add additional terms
- Terminal print multiple, a new block for printing a list of terms of different types such as a text label followed by a decimal value, on a single line
- Terminal print multiple block can scale and display integers as floating point decimal values
- Multiple device support for RGB LED init, ColorPal init, and Serial init connections
- Improved instructions for launching your BlocklyProp Client/Launch if not found
In the works, not yet on the Demo site:
- Blocks for the new Parallax Feedback 360 High Speed Servo
- Robot blocks to support the ActivityBot robot using those Feedback 30 servos
We strive to coordinate our updates to keep all of our tutorials up to date with the very latest changes in BlocklyProp once they are released. However, due to the volume of the tutorials and educator resources, there may be some unavoidable temporary lag time.
Future Changes in the Works
Test-drive these potential features now on our Demo site:
- Edit Propeller C code directly in BlocklyProp
Planned for the near future:
- Auto-detect BlocklyProp client version and suggest updates when available.
About Deprecated Blocks
Occasionally, we "retire" a block, usually when its functionality can be integrated into the settings of a related block. This helps keep the number of BlocklyProp blocks down, making it easier to learn and understand.
When a block is deprecated, it will turn orange to alert you that it is time to update that spot in your code with a current block.
For all the gory details, see our BlocklyProp-related GitHub repositories: