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Start your engines!

Apple’s Swift Playgrounds is an app available for iPad that makes learning the Swift programming language fun and exciting with code through a collection of digital books available for download. Our Swift Playground for Bluefruit has bluetooth capabilities that allows it’s user to test their Swift programming skills by sending basic motion commands to the Feather Bluetooth LE mini robot rover that you assemble from the My Mini Race Car Project Pack.

Build and program your robot rover following along with the My Mini Race Car Learn Guide by John Park!

Download our Swift Playground for Bluefruit on Github and open it in the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad.

Connect to your Robot Rover and navigate it using commands like:

• moveForward()
• moveBack()
• turnLeft()
• turnRight()
• wait()

And here’s a snapshot of what the app looks like:

“But I wanna set a duration time for my commands too…” No problem! The duration time for each command is set for 2 seconds by default, but we’ve made it possible for you to set your own duration time for your basic motion commands. So, instead of just using “moveForward()” you can use “moveForward(4)” to change the duration time of your commands.

For example, we’ll set “moveForward” to 4 seconds, “moveBack” to 2 seconds, and “turnLeft” to 1 second. Here’s a screenshot of what that’ll look like:

We have two pre-programmed sequences “dance” and “wheelie”. You can also create your own sequence of commands with duration time in Swift Playground for Bluefruit simply by creating a function and adding your commands to it. Don’t forget To call the function once it’s made. 🙂


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