Learn to control and program the Line follower extension for the MIBO robot
DIFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate.
EXERCISE DURATION: 30 minutes.
Use the following video as a mounting guide for the MIBO. If you already have it mounted, you can skip this step and go directly to the extension assembly.
LINE FOLLOWER EXTENSION ASSEMBLY
You just need to place the expansion piece with the sensors facing down and fix it with the two screws included.
Make sure the switch on the bottom of the MIBO is in the position “Other modules” to run it properly
To program the MIBO use the micro: bit Makecode web programming platform
Create a new project and write the code, or directly access the following programming code in Makecode, which you can access to its edition and / or download. If you cannot access, you can go directly to this project in Makecode website.
You will find the blocks needed to program the line follower expanding the library of “eboticsMIBO“. You can see how to program you MiBO following steps in next video:
Once the project has been downloaded to your computer, with the “.hex” format, copy it to the micro: bit in the same way you usually copy a file to a USB stick.
- In windows, you can right-click on the downloaded “.hex” file, and select “Send to → MICROBIT”.
- On Mac, you can drag and drop the downloaded “.hex” file into the MICROBIT drive.
If you have any questions, check the micro:bit quick guide.
Remember! Your Mibo saves the last program uploaded in memory and can operate autonomously with the batteries by operating the switch on the side of the micro: bit board.
Congratulations, you have finished your project with MIBO!
Look at the result of the previous exercise in the MIBO: