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 a BlocklyProp account and some experience with programming your Propeller Activity Board. If not, you must get that done before moving forward. Here are the prerequisite tutorials:


BlocklyProp Programming Tool

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

  • If you already have an account, go to blockly.parallax.com  and sign into it now.
  • Remember that you will also need to launch the BlocklyProp Client program on your computer.
  • If you do NOT have a BlocklyProp account, complete this Getting Started with BlocklyProp 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.