Software and Programming Check

It's time to program your ActivityBot!  If you have done the prerequisite tutorials listed on the first page of this online book, then you already have some experience with programming your Propeller Activity Board with BlocklyProp Solo. If not, you must get that done before moving forward. Here are the prerequisite tutorials:

BlocklyProp Solo Programming Tool

BlocklyProp Solo is a graphical online programming tool for the Propeller microcontroller.

  • Remember that you will also need to start the BlocklyProp Launcher program on your computer.
  • If you do NOT have experience using BlocklyProp Solo, complete this Getting Started with BlocklyProp Solo tutorial and then return here.

Simple BlocklyProp Programs

It's a good idea to become familiar with the basics of BlocklyProp programming before trying to program your ActivityBot robot.

BlocklyProp Functions and Multicore

This tutorial shows you how to build functions - reusable chunks of code - with blocks. Then, it explains what multicore means, and how to launch these functions into different Propeller chip cores so they can run at the same time. It's a powerful tool for robotics - one that is beneficial to understand before you go further.