Introduction: Programming With Scratch X for Makeblock MBot

On the ScratchX website, you can play with Experimental Extensions to Scratch. Because these extensions are experimental and not enforsed or supported by the Scratch Team, they are available only on the ScratchX site, not the main Scratch site. -- Scratchx.org

mBot is an all-in-one solution for kids to enjoy the hands-on experience about programming, electronics, and robotics. Working with mBlock inspired by Scratch 2.0, you can use Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless module to connect with mBot (By different version), this easy-to-assemble mBot provides infinite possibilities for your kid to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). -- makeblock.cc/mbot

System Requirement:

1.Windows (Support Bluetooth, HID Wireless, USB Serial)

2.OSX (Support Bluetooth, HID Wireless, USB Serial)

3.Linux (Support Bluetooth, USB Serial; HID Wireless need to access permission link)

4.ChromeOS (Support Bluetooth)

Step 1: Prepare

Open your chrome, and install the web app "Makeblock mBot for Scratch X" in the Chrome Webstore.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/makebloc...

Step 2: Connect

choose your mbot's connection method, such as usb serial, bluetooth, 2.4G wireless. and click to connect.

Step 3: Programming

Click the button "Open Scratch X" to enter scratchx website.

It will show the default project that it can control the mBot to moving.

Step 4: Examples

Comments

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mrmichaejones (author)2016-09-21

Does not work with MBOT!

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GracielaC2 (author)2016-02-11

Thank you for the app and the tutorial.

I dont understand how to upload the program into the robot... Can you help me?

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indream (author)GracielaC22016-05-04

mblock's website - http://www.mblock.cc

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indream (author)GracielaC22016-05-04

scratch x only supports online control, you can try to use mblock for uploading the program.

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JeroenM1 (author)2016-02-13

Hi indream

I have a chromebook and was waiting for this app :-) but ...

I don't have the bluetooth version so have you tried the HID wireless connection with the usb? The app is detecting the usb but it fails to connect.

I also tried the serial port connection, this works but I cannot control the mBot with scratch X.

Any idea what the problem could be?

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alphapixel (author)2016-01-21

They made a new version of scratch???

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indream (author)alphapixel2016-01-21

This version can connect with external hardware and online resources.