Brainpad adds robotics blocks to MakeCode #MakeCode #Robotics @brainpadboard @MSMakeCode
Brainpad has a wonderful education board which you can program using Microsoft MakeCode. In looking to support robotics, they look to build some standardized blocks that anyone might comfortably use:
Ever noticed how most beginner robots have the same purpose? Why not make a standard for blocks.
It is amazing to have so many robot options to choose from. More choices mean you can find what best suits your needs. Most beginner smart robot cars have 2 motors, same HC_SR04 distance sensor, 2 line sensors on the sides of the front wheel and some type of RGB lighting.
We decided that it would be nice to have a general code block set for these objects. So we went ahead and made it. Any robot we make in the future will follow this format.
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